The Nik Collection has had a tumultuous history, but it remains one of the most popular and much-loved plugin suites out there for Photoshop and Lightroom. After it was acquired by Google, its future was uncertain, especially after Google announced they’d pretty much abandoned it. Fortunately, they were willing to turn it over to DxO, who released a version 2.5 update a few months later to add some new features and fix a number of issues.
Today, DxO has announced the release of the Nik Collection 3, a major upgrade to the suite, with newly designed Nik Selective Tool (the plugin launcher for Photoshop), new quick edit and non-destructive workflow tools with direct one-click access from within Photoshop to your favourite presets in Silver Efex Pro and HDR Efex Pro. The new upgrade also sees lens and perspective distortion correction and tilt-shift style miniature effects with a new Perspective Efex.