Nik Software (San Diego, CA, www.niksoftware.com) is marketing Silver Efex Pro 2, a major upgrade to its award-winning Silver Efex Pro software. Designed to make color to black-and-white conversions easier than ever, the improved application offers more control over detail, contrast and tonality. Among its new features are tools such as Dynamic Brightness, Amplify Blacks, Amplify Whites, Soft Contrast, Fine Structure, Image Borders, and selective colorization. There’s even a new History Browser. Silver Efex Pro 2 is the first Nik Software product to take full advantage of the latest NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs). List price: $199.95. A free trial download is available at www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro.