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Nik Collection 5 Brings Major Update to Color Efex and Analog Efex

DxO has released version 5 of the Nik Collection photo editing suite of plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. This latest version includes major updates for Color Efex and Analog Efex, as well as improved local adjustment tools, an overall smoother user experience, 29 new film emulations, and a brand new tool to reduce haze.

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The Best Plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom in 2022

Photoshop and Lightroom are mainstays in most photographers’ workflows for a reason. While other options abound, no other set of programs matches the popularity and widespread adoption of Adobe’s signature photography software. But while Photoshop’s manipulation capabilities and Lightroom’s processing and editing power are certainly robust, both offer even more power beyond the software itself in the form of plugins.

Nik Collection 4 Review: There Are Diamonds in the Rough

DxO's new Nik Collection 4 comes with several new features and upgrades but still retains the familiar workflow and film simulations fans are looking for. The subtle changes make for an easy transition for long-time users and are bound to attract new interested photographers, too.

DxO Unveils Nik Collection 3 with New Plugin, Non-Destructive Editing, and More

Since acquiring the popular Nik Collection of photo editing plugins from Google back in 2017, DxO has released several minor updates. Now, nearly three years later, they've finally debuted a major refresh. Nik Collection 3 comes with a new plugin launcher, a brand new perspective plugin called Perspective Efex, and more.

DxO Buys Nik Collection from Google, Will Resume Development

The popular Nik Collection of photo editing software will live on. Just months after Google said that it was abandoning the brand and ending development, DxO has just announced that it has acquired Nik Collection from Google and will continue development "for the benefit of the photographer community."

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who's also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of followers and millions of views on 500px, Flickr, and Instagram. Here's an eye-opening series of his before-and-after post-processing comparisons.

These Google Nik Collection Video Courses Are Now 100% Free

Last week, Google dropped a bombshell when the company decided to give the Nik Collection of desktop photo editing plugins away for free—no catch, no strings attached, 100% free. But what if you have no idea how to use your newly-acquired suite of editing tools? No worries, Tim Grey has you covered.

Google Unveils New and Improved Analog Efex Pro II, a Step Forward Into the Past

Today, Google has officially announced Analog Efex Pro II, the latest update to its Nik Collection line-up. Striving to “pay homage to the classical, vintage, and alternative processing techniques that photographers used so many years ago,” this update includes a plethora of new features and fixes, further refining the program and taking it to the next level.