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The Nik Collection is free and compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10; Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop through CC 2015. We have no plans to update the Collection or add new features over time.

Bleach Bypass

Before After

Simulates the technique used with color film in which the bleach step is skipped, resulting in a high contrast, low saturation effect. This look has been used by both still photographers and motion film makers to create stylized and impactful images.

 

Filter Settings Panel Description

Brightness: Controls the overall lightness of the image.
Saturation: Controls the overall vibrancy of colors by increasing or decreasing saturation throughout the image.
Global Contrast: Controls the overall contrast of the image.
Local Contrast: Utilizes a specially tuned variation of the Structure control found in other Nik Software products to accentuate fine details and textures within the image.

Image by Myron Jones

 

For more information regarding the Bleach Bypass filter, please watch the video below:

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