Folks, I have rediscovered the Viveza program in Nik collection by DXO version 4. In the past I’ve bypassed Viveza in favor of just using the control points in Photolab 4 local adjustments. The control points have been vastly improved and the new UI is just great!
Selective tone and contrast adjustments(available in PL4) have been added and color picker with Chroma/Luma adjustments(not available in PL4). Very nice. Also I had forgotten that Viveza is capable of Tone-Curve-like color adjustments(not new), but with a great new user-friendly interface. This capability is not available in PL4.
When I say “Tone-Curve-like”, there is not a tone curve, but the sliders act similarly. If you increase the Red slider it doesn’t just add red but also subtracts cyan, increase the Green slider and it adds green and subtracts magenta and so on. These corrections can be applied to selective tones also and can be chosen with the color picker. Very selective.
Kudos to the whole Nik Collection by DXO version 4 team and testers for a job well done!