Picture Credits

Model: AdinaVoicu @Pixabay

Background: DeeDee51 @Pixabay



Nik Collection Filters for free

Nik SoftwareIf this sounds too good to be true, you can be assured that such an unbelievable offer is indeed real. Such a steal, and at the most attractive price of FOC!

If you have not already downloaded it, you can download it here.

This popular & powerful suite of Post Processing Filters was once commercially sold for $500. Nik Software was acquired by Google in 2012. More about it here. Google is therefore very generous to make it available for free in March this year.

You can edit the full image (Global edit) or any part of an image that you choose (Local edit) using Control Points. There is no need for masking. It is a rather cool way to post process your image.


YouTube Video Intro – Viveza  2: Using Levels and Curves and Control Points


I recommend reading this article for a good overview of each component in the collection. It will give you a good idea of the features & tools to use to enhance your image for the specific look & feel that you desire >>>  Digital Photography School – An Overview of Google’s Nik Collection Filters for Post-Processing

By now, if you have not downloaded Google’s Nik Collection, at the very least you have heard that this once $500 software, was made free for download in March 2016. The Nik Collection, as it has been known for over a decade, is a set of photographic filter plug-ins, and image enhancement tools, that delivers another look and feel to your photo.

The Nik Collection is comprised of Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Dfine, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, Silver Efex Pro and Viveza.

View the short 2m 13s video pictured above here.

Photofunia Fun

If  you have some time to kill, you will find messing around with Photofunia fun, entertaining & even rewarding.

With just a single picture, it was super easy to have my face superimposed over various images to assume the fantasy roles.

My friends & family know very well that I am a very reluctant model but what the heck. For the sake of good fun, I shall make an exception this time. LOL, I can always delete this post if I change my mind, ya?  At the risk of making a fool of myself, here’s the Picture Gallery with me as the main leading character WHOAMI TODAY. One could say that I had so much fun that I got quite carried away.

Before I am reminded, I know that I should lose my glasses in some of them.  🙂

My Android smartphone provided the entertainment. Photofunia’s also on the web.

What are you waiting for?  Choose your preferred device. Time to transform yourself!

Good LUCK!!