Learn how to edit a night picture with Mac Photos and the Nik Collection

I have received a request to edit a picture with the Nik Collection and MAC Photos.  I chose a night photo so I can explain how to play with the white balance and change the exposure in Photos.  Then I will go to the Nik Collection to sharpen and de noise the photo.  I will quickly touch on how to had some effect to your image using Color Effect Pro.

Here is how you can create a .JPEG image from your RAW file in MAC Photos.  Click on the RAW photo you want to convert.  Once selected go to File in the top menu and choose Export, the shortcut is shift+command+E.  Then a menu will appear asking you details on your export.  Choose these settings:  Photo Kind:  JPEG,   JPEG Quality: Maximum,  Size:  Full Size.  Then click Export and choose a desire location for the new file.  After you will need to import your new .JPEG image to MAC Photos.

Free Google Nik Collection.

Google Nik Collection is now free.  Yep you can even get a refund if you purchased the collection in 2016.  I am very happy to see these 7 photo editing plugins available for download at no cost.  You can get your copy at this website https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

The collection consist of 7 softwares that can be use as plugins with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom,  Elements,  and Aperture.  Unfortunately the Mac Photos users will need to work a little harder to use these plugins with the default Mac OS photo editing software.  This video will show you how to make it work.

All and all I am sure that every Mac Photos user will be delighted to see how much more post production and editing power they can get from this great free Google Nik Collection.