Nik Collection 2.5 Arrives From DxO With Three Iconic Film Brand Simulations & Affinity Compatibility

Nik Collection 2.5 adds 5 new types of classic colour films to Color Efex Pro 4 and brings compatibility with Affinity Photo 1.8.

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Nik Collection 2.5 By DxO new film simulations


DxO has introduced an update for the popular Nik Collection 2 plug-in for DxO PhotoLabAdobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Elements.

After adding ten new iconic black-and-white films to Silver Efex Pro 2, DxO has added five new types of classic colour films to Color Efex Pro 4 and re-designed Nik Collection to be compatible with the latest version of Affinity Photo software.

Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO has added five new film types simulating colour films that have left their mark on the history of analogue photography and these are AGFA PRECISA CT 100, FUJIFILM FP-100C, INSTAX, FUJICHROME PROVIA 400X and LOMOGRAPHY REDSCALE 100.

Explaining why each film type was selected, DxO says: "Each film has been carefully selected for its chromatic intensity and fine grain. The reversal film AGFA PRECISA CT 100 was picked for its iconic neutral effect and deep blues, which makes it the perfect choice for landscape photography.


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The instant film FUJIFILM FP-100C was chosen for its ability to accurately reproduce colours and its rich tonal gradations, which is ideal for any situation involving bright light. The playful instant film FUJIFILM INSTAX offers a colour balance and tonal range that is superior to Polaroid films, resulting in detailed and precise photos. Similarly, the reversal film FUJICHROME PROVIA 400X was selected for its excellent granularity and contrast, radiant colours, and even grey balance, making it an ideal choice for landscape, nature, and portrait photography. Finally, the more exotic LOMOGRAPHY REDSCALE 100 was tapped for its warm colours, which are popular among Lomography fans."

Dan Hughes was entrusted with designing all of the software's films. Hughes is a lecturer in photography science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, a former Nik Software trainer, and the creator of the 42 “En Vogue” styles included in the Nik Collection 2 by DxO.

As well as new film simulations, Nik Collection 2.5 is compatible with Affinity Photo 1.8, the latest update of the graphics editor for Mac and PC developed by Serif.


Price & Availability

The Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO (PC and Mac) is now available for download on the DxO website for £125 (£69 for existing Nik Collection 2018 by DxO users). Users who purchased Nik Collection 2 by DxO may upgrade their software for free.

Read our review of Nik Collection 2 where we 'recommend' the plug-in collection as it 'gives photographers, of all levels, a simple way to add creative effects to images without too much effort.'

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26 Feb 2020 5:30PM
Well, if they are anything like the original Silver Efex Pro 2 profiles they will look nothing like the films at all!

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