If you've had the chance to develop your black and white photos in Silver Efex Pro your probably just as excited as me for the new version of Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro 2. Soon to be released some time in February, Silver Efex Pro 2 will boast new features that will offer even more control over detail, contrast, and tonality, making it easier than ever to transform color photographs into stunning black-and-white images.
I for one am very excited for this update as any software as good as this is bound to be great with more features. With Nik’s U Point technology Silver Efex Pro has been a favorite since I've added it to my arsenal. Right now the first version is available for $199 and if you buy it now you'll get a free upgrade. Upgrades from the first version are $99.95.