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    DxO Filmpack 3 Plugin Free Until October 31st

    This looks interesting to me but I have not used anything like this in the past. Looks like it might be worth a try...has anyone here used it? Thoughts?

    Anyway, here is the link to the product that will be available for free until October 31st.

    http://www.dxo.com/intl/sony

    Found via: http://www.photographybay.com/2013/0...-until-oct-31/

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    Re: DxO Filmpack 3 Plugin Free Until October 31st

    I like it for the black and white film presets, it's definitely worth a try

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    Re: DxO Filmpack 3 Plugin Free Until October 31st

    There seems to be a large number of Photoshop Plugins available, both free and pay versions. DxO-3, DXO-4, and Topaz Adjust are just a few of them. Some of these plugins can also be used as stand-alone editors and also used with editing programs other than Photoshop.

    A Google search using the parameters "Photoshop Plugins" provides results such as this listing. There are also many-many more listings of plugins as well as sites for individual plugins.
    http://www.creativebloq.com/photosho...plugins-912722

    About 18 months or so ago, I attended a seminar at the NIK Software headquarters in San Diego along with other members of one of my camera groups. I was quite impressed with the capabilities of NIK. The one big drawback of NIK was that, at the time, the NIK Software was very expensive. A complete NIK Collection for Photoshop was well out of my price-range. The NIK for Lightroom was slightly (but only slightly) less expensive. Even buying the individual portions of the NIK Software was fairly costly.

    However Google bought out the NIK line and began offering it at the greatly reduced price of $150 USD for the entire set. I don't believe that they offer separate Lightroom and Photoshop issues anymore. To make a long story short, I purchased the NIK set and use it as a Photoshop Plugin and I couldn't be happier. It is quite easy and fun to use and there is a wonderful set of instructional videos as well as other instructional material at: http://www.google.com/nikcollection/

    I believe that everything which can be accomplished with NIK Software and other plugins can be accomplished by skilled Photoshop users. However, even after years of working with the various Photoshop issues as well as attending several seminars and courses on Photoshop, I have not evolved to the point in which most of these plugins are superfluous. I can do things quicker and easier using some plugins like the NIK Software.

    The Google folks also have a free trial offer for NIK...

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    Re: DxO Filmpack 3 Plugin Free Until October 31st

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneS View Post
    This looks interesting to me but I have not used anything like this in the past. Looks like it might be worth a try...has anyone here used it? Thoughts?
    I'm an avid fan of DxO, as I've written on here in the past. However, and I'm sure it's just the way I think about it, but I can't get away from seeing the Filmpack package (and similar things from other suppliers) as being a bit, well, gimmicky. I did buy Filmpack 2 when I went with DxO Optics Pro Raw processing, but I don't think I have ever used it. I played about with and couldn't help thinking that if I wanted 'film effects' then I should be shooting with film instead of digitally.

    Now, clearly this is not the way you're meant to think and it probably does an injustice to a very good, creative tool. But, it's just me!

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