Nik HDR Efex

Produce vibrant and natural-looking HDR images. Rebuilt from the ground up for Nik Collection 6, Nik HDR Efex takes the guesswork out of crafting stunning HDR photos by intelligently stitching and blending your images with just a few clicks.

One of eight powerful plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom 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


6 reasons why you will love Nik HDR Efex


Blend images with ease

Take the effort out of HDR photos with tools that deliver quick results


Get natural results or go extreme

Produce gorgeous, realistic blends or get creative


Make local adjustments with precision

U Point™ technology allows you to fine-tune exposure, contrast, and more


Choose from a wide range of presets

Start your workflow with a preset and then fine-tune for perfect results


Use on single images

Don’t have a sequence of different exposures? No problem!


High-quality results

Flawless images, ready for printing, with minimum effort

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 does all the calculations and takes out the effort of merging multiple exposures to produce dramatic HDR photos that are both stunning and natural-looking.

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.

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Giving you absolute precision

As with other Nik Collection plugins, 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 want them.

Coming soon

An intelligently designed interface

As part of a free upgrade that will arrive at the end of the summer, Nik HDR Efex will be rebuilt from the ground up. The newly refined, elegant interface has been crafted to give you an intuive editing experience.