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The best photo editing software. DxO PhotoLab 5, DxO FilmPack 6, DxO PureRAW and DxO ViewPoint 3. DxO has a long history of excellence! DxO is internationally renowned as one of the most cutting-edge brands in the photography sector, and its story has been punctuated with a long list of major technological innovations.
About Nik Collection - Nik Collection by DxO
27 years of innovation dedicated to creativity When it was first launched in 1995 by a team of photo-editing aficionados, the Nik Collection had one goal: to help photographers realize their vision through a set of simple, high-performance tools. Over 27 years, the Nik Collection has gradually expanded and it now offers […]
Nik Collection by DxO - 8 powerful plugins, endless possibilities
The creative photo-editing software designed by photographers, for photographers. U Point™ technology, 8 plug-ins, and 250 photo presets. From within Photoshop®, Lightroom Classic®, or as standalone software, Nik Collection 5 is a suite that gives you vast photographic potential. Build a unique style thanks to intuitive tools and a slick interface that slide seamlessly into your workflow. Alongside the eight plug-ins, Nik Collection 5 now includes DxO PhotoLab 5 ESSENTIAL, absolutely free.
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Nik Collection 5
The creative photo-editing software designed by photographers, for photographers. U Point™ technology, 8 plug-ins, and 250 photo presets. From within Photoshop®, Lightroom Classic®, or as standalone software, Nik Collection 5 is a suite that gives you vast photographic potential. Build a unique style thanks to intuitive tools and a slick interface that slide seamlessly into your workflow. Alongside the eight plug-ins, Nik Collection 5 now includes DxO PhotoLab 5 ESSENTIAL, absolutely free. Version 5 arrives with a host of updates including new tools to remove haze, a batch of expertly produced film grains, better management for presets, and improvements to Nik Collection’s unique local adjustment tools.
Nik Collection 5 Presentation - Eight powerful plug-ins
With its exclusive U Point™ technology, eight software, and 250 professional photo presets, Nik Collection lets you breathe life into your very own vision.
DxO FilmPack - Technology
DxO FilmPack: 18 years of science dedicated to applying the most rigorous process for profiling and characterizing analog films, resulting in incredibly authentic renderings. To safeguard the technical heritage of analog photography, DxO searched for the last surviving copies of film rolls before they disappeared. The result was a collection of more than 80 legendary analog film stocks representing the photographic industry of the 20th century. Next, photos of a variety of different scenes were captured, both in the laboratory using test charts and in real-life situations, using dozens of carefully preserved analog films. Each film's response to camera settings and shooting conditions was carefully recorded. As a result, the DNA of each analog film stock has been preserved so that DxO FilmPack accurately reproduces their behavior.
Camera and Lens Corrections - DxO
Correcting camera and lens defects: one of DxO’s areas of expertise. Correct lens sharpness, geometric distortion, unwanted vignetting. DxO is the only company to offer such a high-quality feature for improving lens sharpness. Its analytical protocol measures the sharpness of multiple points in the image. Its complex algorithms restore even the finest details and micro-contrasts to the entire image, including along the edges. DxO excels in geometric distortion correction. Using a reference image, DxO’s experts calculate the extent of the distortion for each position in the image. The defect is then automatically corrected, even when the image has already been corrected by the camera. To identify chromatic aberrations, DxO’s experts analyze the image’s red, green, and blue channels separately. DxO’s powerful algorithms then take into account the aperture and focal length used to obtain the best finish. As a result, colored outlines are removed without altering the image’s details and colors. Thanks to its exclusive lens and camera pairing map protocol, DxO’s correction feature compensates for the risk of over-exposure and color alteration and does not create additional noise when brightening dark areas. The result is a perfectly balanced photo. DxO lens modules contain all the necessary information for simultaneously correcting vignetting distortion, chromatic aberrations, and a lack of sharpness. They are designed in the laboratory using a rigorous and extremely precise process that is specific to each lens and camera combination.
U Point Technology DxO PhotoLab
When editing or applying a selective adjustment to a digital photo, outlining the area you want to edit (applying a mask) can be a challenge. Typically, you have to use selection tools, magic wands, and even your best drawing skills. These methods are labor-intensive and often imprecise. In the early 2000s, Nils Kokemohr (founder and former CTO of Nik Software) and his team of engineers invented an effective and revolutionary technology designed to apply masks and make selections with incredible precision. Dreamed of by countless photographers, this method was called U Point™ technology. First a part of the Nik Collection, this technology has since received multiple awards and is widely acclaimed. In 2017, DxO purchased the Nik Collection from Google and modernized U Point™ technology so it could support the RAW files used in DxO PhotoLab, the company’s advanced photo editing solution. “U Point™”—i.e. “you point”—lets you identify a reference point, called a Control Point or a Control Line, in the most natural way possible by simply clicking on it with your mouse. Next, users can fine-tune the radius of the editing area around the Control Point as well as the direction, which alters the width and angle of the region affected by a Control Line. Based on the selected reference point, the technology uses the U Point™ algorithm to understand the pixel’s characteristics in terms of color channel value (red, green, and blue), hue, saturation, and luminance. In addition, U Point™ technology also analyzes the texture of the surrounding area in the photo to distinguish between similar pixels based on their color and texture.
DeepPRIME - Denoising and RAW conversion with AI
Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing RAW image denoising and conversion. Get rid of image noise with DeepPRIME. Reducing digital noise in RAW images is a significant challenge for any photo editing software. With its 2020 launch of DxO DeepPRIME, the first technology to use cutting-edge artificial intelligence to conduct simultaneous demosaicing and denoising, DxO had already reached a significant milestone. With DxO PhotoLab 5 and DxO PureRAW 2, the deep learning design of the software’s algorithms and DxO DeepPRIME, in particular, has been significantly improved, reducing processing times for editing and exports. These improvements are available to everyone and are an incredible four times faster on Mac computers with Apple Silicon and 1.5 times faster on the best Windows machines.
DxO ClearView Plus technology in DxO PhotoLab
DxO ClearView Plus technology in DxO PhotoLab. Remove haze with a single click. Haze is caused by the dispersion of light by particles in the air. Even on a clear day, the haze created by diffracted light is very visible on objects that are more than 2 miles away. This is called "dry haze." When the haze is created by the diffusion of water particles, we refer to it as "mist" or, if visibility is reduced to less than half a mile, as "fog". A portion of the light reflected by a subject into the lens (in this case, the light reflected by the building and represented by the yellow arrows in Figure A below) is lost because it is absorbed or scattered by particles in the air. In other words, the light is redirected elsewhere, as represented by the arrows pointing in different directions. As a result, the subject appears fainter. Some of the light coming from the light source (in this case, the sun) is redirected towards the camera due to light being reflected by particles in the air, creating even more parasitic light in the photo. This phenomenon makes dark areas appear lighter than they are. In theory, to remove haze, you would need to know the distance between the camera and each subject, the amount of diffracted light, and the properties of the light source. However, it's impossible to get all of this information from a single image! As a result, choices have to be made, starting with the assumption that if a photo does not have haze, it's because it includes local dark areas (and, more specifically, because at least one of the RGB color channels is low). The haze removal process must bring the R, G, and B values back to zero (to compensate for light diffusion) and amplify the signal to compensate for the loss of light from the subject. DxO Clearview Plus uses these principles and can remove haze with a single click.
DxO PureRAW - Simply better RAW files
Enhance your RAW files to open up even more possibilities with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom®. Maximize the quality of your RAW files before editing them in Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom Classic®, or other RAW editing software thanks to DxO’s exclusive demosaicing, denoising, and lens correction technology. DxO PureRAW 2 delivers exceptional image quality through its deep learning technology, DxO DeepPRIME. This update features optimized processing times and compared to the previous version, it is: – 4 times faster on an Apple Silicon Mac, – up to 1.5 times faster on the best Windows computers. Noise reduction has never been this good.
DxO ViewPoint - Take complete control of the geometry of your images
DxO ViewPoint automatically straightens distorted perspectives and in one click restores the natural shapes of subjects located at the edge of your images. Thanks to DxO’s unique lens modules, DxO ViewPoint can correct for all types of distortion, including barrel, pincushion, and even fisheye. Whether automatically or with help from Control Points, you can correct the perspective flaws in your wide-angle photos—ranging from the simplest to the most complex defects.
DxO FilmPack - Magic of analog in the age of digital
Rediscover the magic of analog in the age of digital DxO FilmPack traces the history of analog photography through 84 high-fidelity film renderings. DxO FilmPack, a direct product of DxO’s expertise as a pioneer of optical corrections, demosaicing, and denoising, faithfully reproduces the colors and grains of analog films thanks to an exclusive calibration process developed in its laboratories.
DxO PhotoLab 5: Powerful, end-to-end, raw photo editing software
The best photo editing software. It’s that simple. DxO PhotoLab guarantees incomparable image quality through its deep learning artificial intelligence technology, DxO DeepPRIME. Powered by a simultaneous demosaicing and denoising process developed exclusively in DxO’s laboratories, DeepPRIME now has optimized processing times: up to four times faster on an Apple Silicon Mac, and up to 1.5 times faster on the best Windows computers. The limits of noise reduction have been pushed even further!
Nik Perspective Efex Fix optical distortions and geometry with a single click
Fix Optical Distortions With One Click. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. Shooting with a perspective that’s not ideal can ruin an otherwise fantastic photo. Verticals can collapse towards one another or horizontals might end up converging and ruining a sense of symmetry. Fortunately, it’s possible to correct these problems with Nik Perspective Efex. Easy-to-use tools make it simple to apply keystoning to get your vertical and horizontal lines to spot on.
Nik Sharpener - Enhance details by creating the ideal amount of sharpness
With Nik Sharpener, you can be sure of extracting the perfect level of sharpness from your images. Enhance details by creating the ideal amount of sharpness with Nik Sharpener. Whether it’s for printing or a high-resolution display, make your photos crisp and captivating. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. Any image, no matter how good it looks, can be improved by applying just the right level of sharpening. Nik Sharpener is innovative software that offers two unique stages of sharpening. The first stage is the RAW Pre-Sharpener which cleverly extracts the correct level of detail from an image file. The second stage — Output Sharpening — applies a precise amount of sharpening to suit the image’s intended purpose, whether that’s a home printer, a professional lab, or a high-definition display.
Nik HDR Efex - Produce vibrant and natural-looking HDR images
Producing convincing and natural-looking HDR images involved complex tone mapping. Produce vibrant and natural-looking HDR images. Nik HDR Efex takes the guesswork out of crafting stunning HDR photos, intelligently stitching and blending your images with just a few clicks. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. Great HDR images begin with multiple photos of the same subject, all taken with different exposures using a camera’s bracketing function. Nik HDR Efex takes all of the calculations and effort out of merging multiple exposures to produce dramatic HDR photos with stunning and natural-looking results.
Nik Viveza - Shape color, manipulate tones
Take control of the color in your photos. Shape color, manipulate tones, be bold, and inject passion. Captivate your audience by revealing the true character of your photos. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. If you need some inspiration to get you started or simply need quick results, use one of these gorgeous presets. You can then dive deeper, adjusting every detail to add warmth, intensify colors, lift shadows, or manipulate tones. Every slider is there to allow you to achieve the perfect look and feel.
Nik Dfine - Remove noise without destroying detail
With Nik collection’s Nik Dfine you get all the tools you need to remove noise from your photos. Nik Dfine gives you all the tools you need to remove noise without destroying detail or ruining your photos. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. Digital noise can spoil an otherwise fantastic photo, especially if you’re shooting at higher ISO levels. Nik Dfine uses advanced technology to remove the noise created by your camera’s sensor. Nik Dfine profiles individual images and then applies sophisticated noise-reduction algorithms to automatically denoise your photos with a single click.
Nik Analog Efex - Rediscover the golden age of analog photography
Relive the golden age of vintage photography by accurately recreating the classic look. Rediscover the golden age of analog photography. Recreate the vintage looks once offered by legendary cameras and lenses, shooting on the renowned film stocks of a bygone era. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. Bring photographic history to your images, capturing the atmosphere of an analog era and its characteristic style. Nik Analog Efex gives you access to a unique selection of tools that can instantly produce a look and feel across the last 160 years of photography. Reimagine your photos using classic cameras, antique lenses, and rarely used film processes.
Nik Color Efex - Apply stunning and imaginative effects
The world's most comprehensive and creative set of filters for color correcting and retouching. Apply stunning and imaginative effects with the world's most comprehensive set of filters for editing color, tone, contrast, and more. One of eight powerful plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop® and Lightroom Classic® offering endless creative possibilities. With a huge selection of more than 50 creative filters, not to mention 20 original image recipes, Nik Color Efex injects a vibrant splash of color and atmosphere into your photos. Each filter has six unique modes for applying visual effects, making them as individual as you. Nik Color Efex will take you on a journey, transforming your photos and unleashing your creative potential.
Learn - Nik Collection by DxO
Understanding Live webinars with professional photographers to explore your software in depth. Watch all the videos Questions about Nik Collection Can I use Nik Collection as standalone software if I don’t have PhotoLab, Photoshop, Lightroom, or any other supported third-party software? This information applies to version(s): 2018, 2, 3, 4, 5 Yes, all the Nik […]
Why upgrade to Nik Collection 5?
Why upgrade to Nik Collection 5? Nik Collection has come a long way since it was first released in 1995. Make sure you’re not missing out on the powerful features added to Nik Collection over the years, culminating in the best version ever: Nik Collection 5.
Tools - Nik Collection by DxO
The robust tools that make up the backbone of Nik Collection. DxO’s legendary Optics Modules: Nik Collection draws on the renowned Optics Modules produced by DxO. This database of more than 70,000 lens and camera body combinations provides the highest corrections to geometric distortions, lens sharpness, vignetting, and aberrations. U Point™ technology allows you to make local adjustments with just a few clicks, intelligently targeting areas of your images based on object edges, brightness, and colors — all without having to use complex masks.
Inspiration - Nik Collection by DxO
Tools that can take you further than you ever imagined With 8 incredible plug-ins, your creativity is unleashed. Find some inspiration in the case studies below. Portraits Smooth skin, eyes full of energy, and a vibe that brings all of the elements together, Nik Collection 5 has everything you need to take a portrait in any […]
DxO Nik Collection 5 - a suite that gives you vast photographic potential
The creative photo-editing software is designed by photographers, for photographers. U Point™ technology, 8 plug-ins, and 250 photo presets. From within Photoshop®, Lightroom Classic®, or as standalone software, Nik Collection 5 is a suite that gives you vast photographic potential. Build a unique style thanks to intuitive tools and a slick interface that slide seamlessly into your workflow. Alongside the eight plug-ins, Nik Collection 5 now includes DxO PhotoLab 5 ESSENTIAL, absolutely free. Version 5 arrives with a host of updates including new tools to remove haze, a batch of expertly produced film grains, better management for presets, and improvements to Nik Collection’s unique local adjustment tools.