Nik HDR Efex

Produce vibrant and natural-looking HDR images. Nik HDR Efex takes the guesswork out of crafting stunning HDR photos, intelligently stitching and blending your images with just a few clicks.

One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities.

More logical than its Lightroom counterpart and the two-stage process gives you an excellent level of control without feeling overly complicated.


Blend your images

Great HDR images begin with multiple photos of the same subject, all taken with different exposures using a camera’s bracketing function.

Nik HDR Efex takes all of the calculations and effort out of merging multiple exposures to produce dramatic HDR photos with stunning and natural-looking results.

Works brilliantly on single images

Although many HDR photos involve multiple exposures, sometimes you might want that HDR look but only have one image to work with.

With Nik HDR Efex, an advanced tone-mapping algorithm can expand the dynamic range of a single image to give that HDR feel. It’s the perfect tool for adding drama to your favorite landscape shots.

Designed for absolute precision

As with other Nik Collection plug-ins, Nik HDR Efex uses U Point™ technology to give you complete regional control over your images.

With U Point technology, Control Points can be used to apply changes — exposure, contrast, saturation — exactly where you need them.