Nik HDR Efex
Dynamic range at your fingertips

Blend images with ease and inject creativity.

An excellent level of control without feeling
overly complicated.


6 reasons to dynamize your images with
Nik HDR Efex


Blend images with ease

Effortlessly blend extreme shadows and highlights with tools that deliver quick results.


Use on single images

Don't have a sequence of different exposures?
No problem! Tone map a single image with ease.


Get natural results or go extreme

Produce gorgeous, realistic blends or get creative.


Choose from a wide range of presets

Start your workflow with a preset and then tweak for perfect results.


Make local adjustments with precision

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


High-quality results

Flawless images, ready for printing, with minimum effort.


Nik HDR Efex
Upgrades in v7

Every plugin gets big upgrades:

  • Files open faster
  • Jump between plugins
  • 3 new features in U Point local adjustments
  • Quick Export and Quick Search

Discover all of the new features

Merge 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.

Capture professional-quality
photographs, full of detail

Nik HDR Efex will take your photography to another level.

In this real estate photo, by balancing interior and exterior light, the image feels natural and gives viewers a sense of what lies beyond the windows.

A quick and easy way to create HDR images.


Works brilliantly on single images

Sometimes you might want that HDR look but only have one image to work with.

The advanced tone-mapping algorithm in Nik HDR Efex expands 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.


Giving you absolute precision

Nik HDR Efex uses Nik Collection’s U Point technology to give you complete control over every part of your image.

U Point technology’s unique selection tools for local adjustments can be used to apply changes — exposure, contrast, saturation — exactly where you want them.

And in version 7, selections become even more powerful with ellipses, polygons, and luminosity masks.