Nik Collection has been a staple for many photographers for years. Now that DxO is at the helm, the software and effects available have leapt forward in quantity and quality.
The latest version benefits from greater integration with Photoshop and Lightroom as well as DxO’s excellent PhotoLab.
If you haven’t come across Nik Collection before, then think Instagram effects for pro photographers. Nik Collection was in full swing before Instagram became what it has become.
The updated suite of plugins how features over 40 new creative preset and also includes high-resolution monitor support for Windows users.
The latest version will also come with DxO PhotoLab 2.3 Essential Edition with full RAW support.
From Photoshop, Lightroom or PhotoLab, you have access to the new ‘En Vogue’ styles that enable you to apply and adjust effects with a single click.
The 42 new presets added to the original set of 156, alongside ten new recipes for Color Efex Pro, ten new Black and White presets for Silver Efex Pro, 12 new HDR presets for HDR Efex Pro and ten new tool combinations for Analog Efex Pro.
A selection of these new effects are “Blue Monday” a fresh varitone cross process style; then there’s “More Silver” with increased silver toning and fine grain in Silver Efex.
Analogue effect is designed for those who like to add more dramatic darkroom inspired effects such as burned edges, Vignette, toning and other framing effects.
Works with Windows High-Resolution Screens
As Windows machines have accelerated forward with speed and power, the resolution has boosted. One issue has been that the old Nik Collection interface was just too small to read; this issue has now been addressed.
Nik Collection 2 now supports (HiDPI) and the Windows version of the software will soon meet the scalability of the Mac version.
One of the prominent features of the Nik Collection is the U-Point local adjustment. As with previous versions, this powerful tool enables you to apply the effect to only the parts of the image you want. Just click and adjust.
Nik Collection is also optimised to work with RAW files and within the RAW Workflow. Many new cameras have been added including M 10-D and M 10-P, Nikon D3500, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1, DC-S1R, LX100 II, Sony A6400, and DSC-RX100 VA,
Nik Collection 2 Price And Availability
The Nik Collection 2 by DxO is now available for download on the DxO website for £86,99 instead of £125
£49.99 instead of £69 for the upgrade until June 30, 2019.
The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions from DxO PhotoLab 2.3 are now available for download on the DxO
website for £112 and £169, respectively.