The first update of the plugin suite that DxO acquired in late 2017, the Nik
Collection 2018 by DxO offers full compatibility with the latest Mac and PC OSs
and Adobe CC products, while DxO PhotoLab 1.2 enhances its local setup tools
that incorporate exclusive U Point technology.
PARIS – June 6, 2018 – DxO, one of the world’s most innovative consumer imaging companies, today
announced the immediate availability of the Nik Collection 2018 by DxO, an updated suite of Adobe
Lightroom and Photoshop plugins for photographers and creative professionals. Eagerly awaited by the
user community, this “by DxO” update marks the return to the market of the Nik Collection with the first
stable version and with customer support. Also available today, DxO PhotoLab 1.2, an update of DxO’s
acclaimed RAW and JPEG image processing software, adds new local correction features and adds
support for seven additional cameras.
2018 by DxO: Better user experience and stability
Since the acquisition of the Nik Collection from Google in late 2017, the DxO development team has
spent several months analyzing and optimizing the code of the seven plugins that make up the
software suite to make them stable and operational. “The process was long and complex,” explained
Bruno Sayakhom, Product Owner at DxO. “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
(http://nikcollection.dxo.com/), which will soon include exclusive tutorials. The software suite update,
including the seven plugins, is now available in 13 languages, and includes a free 30-day trial period.
“We are proud to relaunch the Nik Collection, which users have been waiting for,” said Jean-Marc Alexia,
DxO’s VP of Product Strategy and Marketing. “We have put all of our know-how into offering
photographers and creative artists the best possible user experience. This is just the first step: using
Uservoice-type surveys, we will be reaching out to the user community, from whom we greatly desire to
gather feedback about their experiences and gain insight into their expectations.”
Designed for expert photographers and graphic designers, the Nik Collection includes seven powerful
plugins for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements that offer a full range of creative
effects and filters:
• Analog Efex Pro applies analog film, camera and lens simulations to digital photos.
• Color Efex Pro includes a set of filters for color correction, touch-up, and creative effects.
• Dfine reduces the noise of digital images by analyzing 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
• Viveza locally adjusts the color and tone of specific areas of the image.
Thanks to exclusive U Point technology, the Nik Collection plugins allow you to apply local settings to
specific areas in a fluid and precise way