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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.

Contrast Only

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This filter provides a range of different contrast controls, including the Contrast Only method which adjusts contrast without affecting the color of objects throughout your photo.

 

Filter Settings Panel Description

Brightness: Controls the overall contrast In your photo.
Contrast: Applies a standard contrast routine to your images, similar to the contrast provided within your image editing application.
Contrast Only: Applies a unique contrast designed to affect only the contrast in your photo, preventing colors from being affected.
Soft Contrast: Provides a different approach to contrast, one that can be less harsh than the effect of traditional contrast. Move this slider to the right to introduce a moody contrast with soft transitions between areas.
Saturation: Controls the overall vibrancy of colors within your photo.

Image by Tony Sweet

 

For more information regarding the Contrast Only filter, please watch the video below:

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