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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.

Film Efex: Modern

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The Modern filter of the Film Efex series lets you emulate the look of current color negative films still available. Use this slider to get the look and feel, including the grain, of color film. Using the advanced sliders in the Film Details section, you can even create your own film types to achieve imagined and never-before-seen films.

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Filter Settings Panel Description

Film Type: Select from one of the available films. For each film, multiple rolls were shot, scanned, and analyzed to create as true a film emulation as possible.
Brightness: Controls the overall brightness of your photo.
Contrast: Controls the overall contrast of your photo.
Sensitivity: Found in the Film Details section, each slider enables you to control the brightness of that particular color found in your photo.
Saturation: Found in the Film Details section, each slider enables you to control the vibrancy of that specific color found in your photo.
Tone Curve: Found in the Film Details section, this tool provides you the ability to control the contrast of your film type, with control over the tonality and contrast of red, green, and blue separately.
Grain: Found in the Film Details section, these sliders enable you to add realistic grain to your photo using the unique Nik Software Grain Engine. Move the Grain per pixel slider to the left, decreasing the number of grain elements applied per pixel, to increase the size and visibility of grain throughout your photo. To prevent any grain from being applied to your photo, move the Grain per pixel slider completely to the right. The Grain Softness slider enables you to control how hard or soft the grain appears, with harder grain providing a feeling of more detail or sharpness and softer grain providing a more natural film feeling.

Image by Laurie Rubin

 

For more information regarding the Film Efex: Modern filter, please watch the video below:

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