Dear Photographer Friends:
When in May 2017 Google revealed that it would no longer support and develop the beloved Nik Collection suite of plugins that it had acquired a few years previously, the world of photography was distraught: on news websites and in discussion forums, photographers expressed their dismay, and more than 15,000 people from around the world signed a petition asking Google to find a solution and keep Nik Collection alive.
Fortunately, this was not the end: in October 2017, Google announced that it had sold the Nik Collection suite to DxO Labs, one of the most innovative and successful software companies in consumer imaging.
However, we at DxO faced a major challenge: the talented Nik software development team was gone and we had just acquired millions of lines of code without clear documentation.
Nonetheless, we had made a commitment to the photographic community to ensure the future of Nik Collection. The hard work began!
It took us six years.
And today, at last, we proudly announce Nik Collection 6.3! The huge task of rebuilding it from the ground up is complete: every line of code has been rewritten in a modern software environment. The suite is fully compatible with the latest version of Windows and MacOS, and integrates smoothly with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. It has greater stability and efficiency than ever before, and it has gained a brand-new plugin (Nik Perspective Efex) along the way. In addition, thanks to the redesign, the suite has a coherent, unified feel for a refined editing experience.
With this work complete, we can now focus solely on innovation. We’re committed to making Nik Collection THE indispensable companion to every Photoshop and Lightroom workflow.
So if you think you knew Nik Collection, don’t be so sure and give our latest version a try: version 6.3 is a landmark in the evolution of Nik Collection. And it is today more than ever the ultimate creative and technical solutions for your images.
You don’t have to take our word for it: you can download a free, 30-day trial and find out why.
And to celebrate this landmark, we are very happy to offer our Nik Collection 6.3 customers a 5-hour, in-depth tutorial from Fstoppers entitled “Mastering Nik Collection: From Beginner To Expert“ worth $99 — for free!
We can’t wait to see what amazing images you will produce! Happy editing!
The Nik Collection Team