DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google, plans to develop it further

Oct 25, 2017

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DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google, plans to develop it further

Oct 25, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Nik Collection users rejoice: DxO has announced that they’re acquiring the Nik Collection assets from Google. The current version is available for free on DxO’s website. But they plan to go on with the development, and there will be “Nik Collection 2018 Edition” released mid-2018.

Jérôme Ménière, CEO and founder of DxO, says they’ll continue to revolutionize the image processing market with Nick’s tools. The new version of their flagship software DxO OpticsPro (as of now available under the new name DxO PhotoLab) is the first embodiment of this acquisition.

For now, the Nik collection will remain free. But as DPReview reports, this may not always be the case. The new 2018 collection might require you to pay for the download. For now, you can leave your email address on the website and wait for the updates on the new collection.

As for the current lineup of Nik Collection, it includes the following:

Analog Efex Pro: Applies film-era camera, lens, and film simulations to digital images
Color Efex Pro: A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative
effects
Dfine: Noise reduction software for camera-specific digital images
HDR Efex Pro: Specialized program for processing HDR pictures
Sharpener Pro: Image sharpening for digital images
Silver Efex Pro: Black & White conversion of images with darkroom-inspired controls
Viveza: Selectively adjusts image color and tonality without complicated masks or selections

When Google announced they’re abandoning the Nik collection, it left many users disappointed. So disappointed, that there were even petitions aimed at bringing the collection back. I don’t think if it was the petition that made DxO buy out the Nik Collection assets. But either way – it’s now back, just like many photographers wanted. If you still haven’t downloaded it, you can do it while it’s still free. You need to sign up on the website, and DxO will send you the download links.

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10 responses to “DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google, plans to develop it further”

  1. Jasper Shadloo Avatar
    Jasper Shadloo

    This can only be a good thing :-)

  2. Luc Primeau Avatar
    Luc Primeau

    Patty Manning Primeau

  3. Shannon Kingsley Avatar
    Shannon Kingsley

    Piss me off i buy it and a few months later they give it away!!! ??

  4. Gonzalo Ruiz-Esquide Avatar
    Gonzalo Ruiz-Esquide

    Great!

  5. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    Um, yay!

  6. Jason H. West Avatar
    Jason H. West

    That can’t be good.

  7. Marco Peixoto Avatar
    Marco Peixoto

    Lets hope they wont make us use DXO to have acess to it, but will more certain the outcome in a couple of years :D

  8. landshark123 Avatar
    landshark123

    When is the official ‘switch-over date’?

  9. mikerofoto Avatar
    mikerofoto

    so no need to buy the DxO photo lab yet, just wait for the upgrade coming mid-2018? then we’ll know how much they’ll charge for further update of the Nik software.

  10. Jurek Siminski Avatar
    Jurek Siminski

    I can pay reasonable price – no problem