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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: Nostalgic

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The Nostalgic filter from the Film Efex series creates effects based on imagined film types. Use this filter to create special and interesting renditions of your photo, with vibrant colors, and the feeling of having been captured by a toy camera.

 

Filter Settings Panel Description

Brightness: Controls the overall brightness of your photo.
Perceptual Saturation: While not increasing the saturation of colors directly, this slider alters the hues of colors slightly to increase the perception of the saturation of those colors. This is done by increasing the complementary color component in surrounding colors, which plays off of the brain's perception of colors in much the same way that perceptual contrast works, where an image appears to have more contrast when placed on a black background.
Glow: Adds a small amount of glow around bright objects.
Vignette: Provides the ability to darken the edges of the image, in a circular shape.
Grain per pixel: Based off of the unique Nik Grain Engine, this slider lets you add realistic grain into your photo. Move the 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 slider completely to the right.
Film Strength: Controls the strength of the unique film stylization applied. To keep the original colors of your photo, move this slider to 0%.
Film Type: Select from a range of different film types, each designed to create a different look and feeling in your photo.

Image by Deb Sandidge

 

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

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