Last week I talked about processing (you can read it here), mentioning the software I use. My favorite plug-in by far was the Google Nik Collection. As most of you who use Nik already know, it is no longer being supported by Google. For some, it has already stopped working. For others, the end is near.
When I first started reading about the demise of Nik, I began looking for something that could replace it. I decided to go with On1, which now has complete processing capabilities and can also be used as a plug-in with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I have used On1 in both ways and have not decided which will be my preferred workflow, but that's a topic for another day.
The three programs in Nik that I used the most were HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, and Silver Efex Pro. Here is a Free Survival Guide for switching to On1 from Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro.
For those who enjoy HDR, I have been able to use On1 for tone mapping on a single image. When merging images, I have not found a way to get the same look that I get from Nik.
What software do you use to create HDR images?