I've just purchased a great addition to my editing software called The Nik Collection by Google. This now gives me a editing suite of Photoshop CS3, Lightroom 5, Photomatix Pro 4 and The Nik Collection which I got for 100 approx. Its a plugin so you need a host program such as Lightroom 5, I think its great value for the price I paid and it consist of

Silver Efex Pro 2 - black and white conversion, including Fuji, Kodak, Agfa, and Ilford film emulation

Colour Efex Pro 4.0 digital colour, light and toning filters, special effects (Holga/Polaroid/Infrared etc.), also including film emulation

Dfine 2.0 - noise reduction

Sharpener Pro sharpening

Viveza 2 selectively control light and colour

HDR Efex Pro - high-dynamic range (HDR) imaging

So as a new topic for the New Year what do you use
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