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Nik Collection 2018 Released By DxO Brings Stability To The Popular Plug-Ins & It Works With The Latest Operating Systems

The eagerly awaited Nik Collection update has arrived for both PC and Mac users and with it comes the latest OS support and a better user experience.

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Nik Collection 2018 Released By DxO Brings Stability To The Popular Plug-Ins & It Works With The Latest Operating Systems: Silver Efex Pro


Back in 2017, DxO has announced the acquisition of the Nik Collection software from Google and today, the company has released the first version of the plugin collection under its new 'by DxO' heading. 

Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is, most importantly, now stable, offers improved usability and gives customers support (when/if needed). You do, now, have to pay for it but before Google stopped supporting the plug-in collection, they also charged as did Nik software before they sold the product to Google back in 2012 so it's not something new, plus it means the collection will continue to be updated and improved as a result. 

Commenting on the work DxO has done on the Nik Collection since last October, Bruno Sayakhom, Product Owner at DxO, said: "The process was long and complex. It was necessary to recover and recompile source code that had not been maintained for a long time in order to make it compatible with the latest versions of Adobe products and the latest Apple OS updates. This is a first step that allows us to start afresh."

The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is now fully functional and compatible with all 64-bit Windows and Mac platforms, as well as with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements 2017/2018. In addition, DxO now provides support in four languages on its website and tutorials will soon be available on there, too. 


Nik Collection 2018 Released By DxO Brings Stability To The Popular Plug-Ins & It Works With The Latest Operating Systems: ANALOG EFEX PRO


Jean-Marc Alexia, DxO’s VP of Product Strategy and Marketing has also said that they will continue to talk to the Nik Collection community to gather feedback and to see what they expect from the plug-in collection. 

For those who haven't used the Nik Collection before, it includes 7 plug-ins which can be applied locally to specific areas: 

  • Analog Efex Pro applies analogue film, camera and lens simulations to digital photos.
  • Color Efex Pro includes a set of filters for colour correction, touch-up, and creative effects.
  • Dfine reduces the noise of digital images by analysing the specificities of each device.
  • HDR Efex Pro processes images in HDR.
  • Sharpener Pro increases the accuracy and enhances the detail of digital images.
  • Silver Efex Pro is a black and white image conversion solution inspired by darkroom techniques.
  • Viveza locally adjusts the colour and tone of specific areas of the image.

The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is available for download on the DxO website, subscription free, now for £39.99 until 1 July 2018. After this date, the price will go up to £59.  

As well as a new version of the Nik Collection, DxO has also released an update for PhotoLab that introduces new tools and more camera support. 

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anOpticalView Avatar
How many installs of PAID-For DXO Nik suite compared to old free Nik Suite?
anOpticalView Avatar
DXO Photolab (like Adobe) only allows 2 installs, Nik Suite allowed as many as you wished. Will a purchased DXO Nik Suite allow more than 2 installs and if so how many? Now DXO Nik Suite is paid-for you may have to buy more than one is standard DXO licencing control is used?
douglasR Avatar
9 Jun 2018 3:47PM
DXO may have updated the code but it is exactly the same as the original suite of plugins, my original Nik plugins still work fine with the latest Photoshop updates.
Very disappointed, I expected at least a few things to have been tweaked.
Alan_Baseley Avatar
29 Jun 2018 4:36PM
Having used the new DxO/Nik plugins for two weeks now, the only difference I've noticed is that Viveza now nearly works with Affinity photo as distinct from previously when it didn't work at all.
Hardly worth forking out either 40 or 60 (after 1st July) for.
I, for one will be sticking with the free version until DxO come up with something other than what appears to be just a re-branded/re-packaged offering.
It wouldn't have been so bad if they'd offered some more presets or something.

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