If the names Color Efex Pro, Viveza or Dfine are familiar to you, it is because you are one of the many users of the Nik Collection. It must be said that she has been supporting photographers in their image editing for 25 years now! An anniversary that gives DxO the opportunity to present its latest innovations.
The Nik Collection by DxO celebrates its 25th birthday! This famous pack of plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom celebrates this event by unveiling its latest innovations. Among them, there are the introduction of no less than 25 new filters and the update to version 3.3, which notably allows compatibility with macOS Big Sur and the latest versions of Adobe applications.
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It is undoubtedly a tool acclaimed by many photographers, for the diversity of styles offered and the great flexibility it allows. Now the Nik Collection by DxO presents version 3.3 of its suite of photo plug-ins and with it 25 new filters. Included in the aptly named Nik Collection 3, and divided into five themes, they have been designed to meet the genres most practiced by photographers. Let’s go around the question.
The series Classic Portrait Color for Color Efex Pro and Classic Portrait Black and White for Silver Efex Pro strive to meet the expectations of demanding portrait painters, who seek to highlight the unique aspect of each face. “Hint of Color”, for example, plays on a low exposure and a color hue for a rendering that is both soft and dramatic, where the contrast and dark tones of black and white are in the spotlight with “Hollywood Glamor “.
On the landscape side, the series Light and Bright for Color Efex Pro introduces filters with various shades in order to stick as closely as possible to the flavor of the original photo. Where “Fade Away” offers a bluish green hue, “Pink Lemonade” brings a refreshing rosy pep.
The Nik Collection 3 has not forgotten wildlife photography enthusiasts, to whom it offers the series Wildlife for Color Efex Pro. On the program: a controlled exposure with “Sunny Day” and well-dosed contrast to best reproduce each texture with “Fur Details”.
Finally, street photography is honored in the series street for Silver Efex Pro. “High Contrast” adds, as its name suggests, a nice dose of contrast to accentuate the density of blacks and whites. “Street Gritty”, for its part, plays on the grain.
The press release states: Leica’s shadow is not far away… “. An enticing program, which seems to offer us everything we love about Silver Efex Pro, namely the promise of black and white that doesn’t do things by halves.
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macOS Big Sur compatibility, among others
This latest version of the Nik Collection brings compatibility with macOS Big Sur, the latest version of Apple’s operating system available since November 12. Likewise, version 3.3 of the plug-in suite is now fully compatible with the latest versions of Adobe applications.
The Nik Collection 3 is already available for download. Count 149 € to acquire the full version 149 €, and 79 € for the update. Note that the latter is free for those who have acquired the Nik Collection 3 by DxO since June 2020.
Finally, be aware that, in case you would like to test the suite of plug-ins before buying it, a free one-month trial version is available for download on the DxO website.
Source: press release