Silver Efex Pro is a powerful and versatile software that lets you create stunning black and white photos with ease. Whether you want to emulate classic film styles, add dramatic contrast, or fine-tune your tonal range, Silver Efex Pro can help you achieve your creative vision.
But Silver Efex Pro is not cheap. The latest version, Silver Efex Pro 2, costs $69.95 as a standalone product or $149 as part of the Nik Collection by DxO. If you are not sure if Silver Efex Pro is worth the investment, you might want to try it out for free first.
Fortunately, there is a way to download Silver Efex Pro for free on Mac. In this article, we will show you how to get the trial version of Silver Efex Pro 2 and how to use it for 30 days without paying anything.
How to Download the Trial Version of Silver Efex Pro 2
To download the trial version of Silver Efex Pro 2, you need to have a DxO account. If you don't have one, you can create one for free at https://shop.dxo.com/en/login.
Once you have a DxO account, follow these steps:
Go to https://nikcollection.dxo.com/silver-efex-pro/.
Click on the \"Free trial\" button and enter your DxO account credentials.
Select your preferred language and click on the \"Download\" button.
A file named \"Nik_Collection_3_byDxO.dmg\" will be downloaded to your computer. This is an installer file that contains the Nik Collection by DxO, which includes Silver Efex Pro 2 and other photo editing tools.
To open the installer file, double-click on it and follow the instructions on the screen to install the Nik Collection by DxO.
You will be asked to choose which host applications you want to use with the Nik Collection by DxO. You can select Photoshop, Lightroom, or both. You can also use Silver Efex Pro 2 as a standalone application.
How to Use the Trial Version of Silver Efex Pro 2
After installing the Nik Collection by DxO, you can start using Silver Efex Pro 2 for free for 30 days. To activate the trial version, you need to sign in with your DxO account again.
You can use all the features and functions of Silver Efex Pro 2 during the trial period. You can open and edit any image file in black and white, apply presets and filters, adjust brightness and contrast, add grain and vignette, and more.
However, there are some limitations of the trial version. For example:
You cannot save or export your edited images in high resolution. You can only save them in low resolution (1024 x 1024 pixels) with a watermark.
You cannot access or sync your edited images with Google Photos or other cloud services.
You cannot update or upgrade the software to the latest version or get technical support from DxO.
How to Extend or End the Trial Version of Silver Efex Pro 2
The trial version of Silver Efex Pro 2 will expire after 30 days. You will see a message on the screen reminding you to buy a license or subscription to continue using Silver Efex Pro 2.
If you want to extend the trial period, you can try contacting DxO support and request for an extension. However, this is not guaranteed and depends on DxO's discretion.
If you want to end the trial period before it expires, you can uninstall Silver Efex Pro 2 from your computer. To do that, follow these steps:
Go to Applications > Nik Collection by DxO > Uninstall Nik Collection by DxO.
Run the uninstaller file and follow the instructions on the screen to remove Silver Efex Pro 2 and other Nik Collection tools from your computer.