The maker of plug-ins such as Nik Sharpener Pro and Colour Efex Pro
will work with Nikon to improve the quality of Nikon's own image
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce
collaboration in the field of imaging software for digital cameras with
American software developer, Nik Software, Inc.
With this collaboration, the technologies of both companies
merged to develop and market innovative software products based on new
concepts. This new relationship will enable a stronger presence and
guarantee a leading role in the imaging software market.
To further the success of this collaboration, Nikon has also
made equity investment in Nik Software, Inc.
As the popularity of digital cameras increases, software
applications that allow users to enjoy and expand the possibilities of
their digital images with management, enhancement, and processing tools
become more and more important. Well aware of this fact, Nikon offers a
selection of software applications including the image management and
enhancement application, PictureProject, and the advanced image
processing and editing application, Nikon Capture.
Nikon and Nik, with its own digital imaging software
technology, have maintained a cooperative relationship since 2004.
Recognizing the significant benefits this collaboration will
fortifying the digital imaging software business of both companies, as
well as in offering users simple and fun to use software that appeals
to the very broad digital photography market, Nikon and Nik have
decided to expand and reinforce their ties.
of the collaboration
- Technical cooperation in the development of digital imaging
- Worldwide distribution, utilizing channels established by
Nikon, of products developed jointly.
Plans for the
With integration of Nikon's digital camera technology with Nik's
digital imaging software technology, the introduction of digital
imaging software, based on new concepts, that incorporates innovative
technology, versatility, and unique advantages is scheduled.
Harnessing the strengths of both companies and establishing a
cooperative relationship in the software business will further the
development of next-generation digital imaging software. The resulting
software will offer users a wide variety of benefits in working with
their digital images, as well as offering greater performance from both
personal and professional digital imaging. Together, all of these new
possibilities and advantages will provide both companies with greater
opportunities and a stronger position in the software business.
Nik Software, Inc. corporate profile
President & CEO
|Mr. Michael J. Slater
|San Diego, California U.S.A (Corporate Headquarters)
Hamburg, Germany (European Branch Office)
|Development and sales of digital imaging software
|nik Color Efex ProTM (digital
filters), nik Sharpener ProTM (digital image
sharpening software), Dfine (digital image noise reduction
|Established in 1995; Incorporated in 2001
Statement from Mr. Michael J.Slater
, President & CEO of Nik Software, Inc.
cooperative agreement enables both Nikon and Nik to fulfill
their common commitment to continuously develop advanced products and
technology for the booming digital photography market. We look forward
to working with Nikon to build a strong digital imaging software
business by leveraging both our companies' proprietary technologies and