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Does anyone here use the Nik Suite on a regular basis? I've been trialling it for a couple of weeks and with only two days of trial left I'm considering paying the £92 fee.

I'm interested to know if anyone has bought the software, how often they use it and what their workflow is.

I've found the sharpen and denoise features quite good (better than Lightrooom) but it's hard to find a good workflow between Lightroom and Nik. I've been using it selectively rather than on every photo but would like to find a good workflow that allows me to go pre-sharpener > Lightroom > denoise > output sharpener.

Any thoughts?
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Entertaining and educational! What more could you want?
 
We must continue to speak out and demand meaningful net neutrality. Watch this @CollegeHumor video to learn more.
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So I was playing with Street Photography a bit while on holiday...
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Hi, your image didn't survive the shark attacks and it won't be able to make it to the Light Box. But you're welcome to try again tomorrow. And thanks a lot for playing the game!
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Having just spent the last 24 hours at a game jam where a number of of my colleagues struggled with Kinect, Leap, Playstation Move, Oculus and Webcam gesture control this makes a lot of sense. #G2Jam +G2G3
 
Why in-air gestures failed, and why they'll soon win

In 2010, Microsoft launched its Kinect product for Xbox 360 and Leap Motion was founded as a company.

For a while, Kinect for Xbox 360 was the fastest selling consumer electronics gadget of all time. And when Leap Motion introduced the Leap Motion controller, minds were blown by the demos.

The excitement around Kinect has fizzled, among both gamers and game developers. Microsoft recently boosted sales of the Xbox One by removing the requirement to also get Kinect. People aren't using it like they thought. Hardly anyone is using the hyped Kinect for Windows product.

And Leap Motion has completely failed in the market.

It sounds like a slow death for in-the-air gesture, but in fact the interface hasn't even started yet. 

Here's why you're soon going to be using in-the-air gestures every day -- and loving it. 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2599359/emerging-technology/why-in-air-gestures-failed-and-why-theyll-soon-win.html
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This looks pretty cool. The fact that my sling strap takes away my tripod mount has annoyed me for a long time. What do you guys think?
A camera sling strap and hand strap that are quick-connecting, quick-adjusting, comfortable, versatile and classically beautiful.
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It solves some problems existing with other straps like black rapid, but it doesn't address the main problem with these straps, that it's huge and fugly. It looks good only when attached to FF DSLR and would look ridiculously oversized when attached to smaller cameras. So their clutch hand strap won't be nice with small camera, but it won't work nice with FF camera either, because nobody would want to walk around with couple kilograms tied to the hand. So far I haven't seen any good wrist straps for mirrorless cameras, so whoever makes one would make a lot of money.
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More street photography from Budapest. Not sure this guy liked having his picture taken!
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Trying out a new technique, using muted colours to draw attention to the subject - http://photofocus.com/2013/12/28/using-muted-tones-to-control-a-viewers-attention/ - Processed in Lightroom rather than Photoshop but using a similar technique to the one explained in the link.
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Hi, your image didn't survive the shark attacks and it won't be able to make it to the Light Box. But you're welcome to try again tomorrow. And thanks a lot for playing the game!
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My Dad carrying the Baton in the Queen's Commonwealth Baton Relay
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Hi, your image didn't survive the shark attacks and it won't be able to make it to the Light Box. But you're welcome to try again tomorrow. And thanks a lot for playing the game!
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Great food and atmosphere with surprisingly fast service. I do feel like we were lucky to get a table, lots of people were turned away after we sat down, probably best to book. "Veef" was a new one for me; it's not the best meat alternative I've had, a little dry and chewy but overall very tasty. The cake ping-pong table is a stroke of genius!
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Great coffee and very friendly staff who were happy to put up with a non-finnish speaker
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Excellent coffee. Excellent service. Excellent all round. You can't get better coffee in Edinburgh.
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I've had excellent service from Norman every time I've taken my car to him. Fast, reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced; I'd trust him with my car any time.
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Gid beer. Gid burrito. Gid bar.
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Great coffee, excellent food and brilliant service. Small outdoor seating area is nice in good weather. A real hidden treat in Edinburgh.
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Great beer and good pretzels. What more could you want?
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