Great news for those of us who love to use Nik Collection as part of a professional photo editing workflow.
In December DxO acquired the Nik Collection software from Google and now they have launched an update. It is mainly bug fixes and an update to ensure that it is compatible with the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. With the update, you will also get support if needed to get the plugins to work. This is something that has been missing for the last year or two since Google decided to stop developing and updating the plugins.
With a new life to Nik Collections under another company also comes a new price for the updated version.
DxO offers the plugin for a regular price of $69, but until July 1st 2018, you can get it for only $49.99. You can get it here at: DxO.
Compared to the $149 it cost when Google owned the software, it is a bargain if you don’t own plugins already.
If you haven’t used Nik Collection before, DxO also offers a 30-day trial version, so you can find out if it suits you. But once, you get to know it, I am sure that you will absolutely love the control-point selection method used in all of the Nik plugins.
If you already own the previous Nik Collection and it is working well on your computer it is good to know that you can get an update with improved stability and a fully operational Selective Brush Tool that lets you modify filters and dynamic objects freely. With this update, you should be able to enjoy using Nik Collection for many years to come as part of your photo-editing workflow.
As many of you know I have been a fan of Nik Collection plugins for many years, and offers two very popular packages with presets for this amazing plugin, the 49 Nik Presets & Recipes Collections, and the Nik Presets & Recipes Collection – Art Package. So I am very happy that photographers around the world can continue to use and enhance their images with this professional plugin.
One note of caution to Affinity Photo users using a Mac. There are still some issues with getting the new NIK – DXO version to work together with Affinity Photo. It should work fine on windows though. You can read more about this on the Affinity Photo Forums.