Nik Software Ships Viveza Plug-in for Aperture

Nik Software today released the Viveza plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple’s groundbreaking photo editing and management software. The Viveza plug-in allows Aperture users to selectively control light and color in photographic images without ever having to leave Aperture.
Press Release

“With the power and popularity of Aperture, we want our customers
to decide how and where they edit their digital photos,” said Michael
J. Slater, president and CEO of Nik Software. “The continued
enthusiasm around Viveza and U Point technology has been extraordinary
and we worked closely with Apple to bring our tools to Aperture. Their
new image editing SDK made it easy for us to bring our world-class
solution directly into Aperture.”

“Aperture has been designed to put professional-level tools into
the hands of everyone who is passionate about their photographs,” said
Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product
Marketing. “Viveza perfectly complements Aperture by enabling
photographers to make localized enhancements to brightness, contrast,
or color without ever having to leave the application.”

The Viveza plug-in works seamlessly within Aperture’s organizing
and editing environment. Photographers simply place U Point powered
Control Points directly on colors or objects such as sky, skin or
grass to make targeted adjustments to an image within Aperture.
Sliders make it easy to adjust brightness, contrast or color with just
a few mouse clicks. Viveza automatically selects objects and
seamlessly creates masks based on where the photographer places a
Control Point. By working directly on the image, powerful selective
enhancements can be accomplished in a fraction of the time needed by
using other methods.

Pricing and Availability

Viveza is now available for electronic delivery directly from Nik
Software at Boxed versions will be available from
Nik Software and through specialty camera retailers throughout North
America and the world by June 1, 2008. A complete list of resellers
may be found at

The suggested retail price of Viveza is $249.95. Viveza installs
as an Aperture plug-in, fully compatible with Mac OS 10.5. Current
owners of Viveza for Photoshop are eligible for a free update which
includes Aperture compatibility by
visiting For more information about
Viveza, including video tutorials showing the software running within
Aperture and a free 15-day fully functional Trial version, please

About Nik Software

Nik Software, Inc. is a privately held company that develops
software solutions for the growing digital imaging and photography
markets. Established in 1995, Nik Software has become the recognized
leader in digital photographic filter development and produces
award-winning technology and software products for digital photography
and imaging professionals including U Point(R) technology
(, Dfine(R), Viveza(TM), Color Efex Pro(TM), and Nik
Sharpener Pro(TM) software.

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