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Add U-point masking

As Nik collection is no more in development, and if it is not patented, it would be nice to introduce U-point radial masks. It works similarly to luminosity masking, creating mask upon the underlying image analysis, dynamically.

10 comments on “Add U-point masking”

  1. On June 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm Peter Foiles wrote:

    I am pretty sure U-Point is patented but it would be nice to have. Support for luminosity masking would be good.

  2. On July 1, 2016 at 12:28 am Adam Isler wrote:

    There are situations where the uPoint technology is just way better than using a brush. I’d love to be able to use this in On-1

  3. On July 1, 2016 at 6:35 am Roger Langley wrote:

    U-point worked great when Nikon’s NX2 was integrated with NIK’s Color Efex 3.0 in a layered way.
    I will pay extra for something along those lines.

  4. On July 1, 2016 at 11:30 am Achim Oetzel wrote:

    That would be great! I Make this happen and I would buy ON1R immediately!

  5. On July 2, 2016 at 8:44 am André Prat wrote:

    A very nice idea.

    Capture NX-2 was a very good tool for Nikon users but it is no longer avalaible with new bodies ! So for sure, if this is implemented, i will purchase this software :)

  6. On July 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm Dan Harlacher wrote:

    There are a number of patents around U-Point which are pretty broad in their implications and prevent us from creating a tool that is similar. However you can use the Perfect Brush at a large brush size and get results that are pretty good.

    1. On August 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm Charles Henderson replied:

      I use NIK products too, and it would have been great if this could have been implemented. It is a shame they appear to no longer be in development. I understand the restrictions placed by the patents, thank you for replying Dan.

  7. On July 2, 2018 at 6:46 am JACEK Skalski wrote:

    Are the patents so broad, that it completely prevents the implementation?

    Perhaps the interaction could be different or the image analysis altered in a way, that it does not infringe the patent?

    Perhaps we could achieve 90% of the final outcome but in a different way, not taking the solution in a 1:1 fashion?

    For example:

    The user picks magic brush and chooses settings “hue change frequency analysis, exposure zone similarity analysis, saturation similarity analysis and edge detection” and then brushes through the desired image section.

    It’s a different way to interact then u-point but it might bring 90% of the benefits. Surely they didn’t patent the image processing algorithms.

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