Sharpener Pro plug-in adds Lightroom support

Nik Software on Wednesday announced that its Sharpener Pro 3.0 plug-in software is now compatible with Adobe Lightroom 2.0. A free update for registered users, Sharpener Pro costs $200.

Aimed at professional photographers, Sharpener Pro is designed to work with Apple Aperture, Adobe Photoshop, and now, Lightroom. It sports adaptive sharpening algorithms and "U Point" technology used for selective sharpening. Creative tools let you enhance details and textures hidden in an image, applying them using "Control Points" to help draw the viewer's attention to key areas.

The 3.003 update supports Lightroom, and works with Mac OS X and Windows. It's available for download from Nik's Web site. The update works with both Sharpener Pro 3.0 and the Complete Collection for Photoshop.

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