DxO Labs has launched its first replace for the Nik Assortment plugin suite, which it acquired from Google final yr. Nik Assortment 2018 is totally appropriate with the most recent variations of Home windows and macOS, plus fashionable Adobe Inventive Cloud merchandise.
“The method was lengthy and complicated,” says Bruno Sayakhom, product proprietor at DxO. “It was essential to get well and recompile supply code that had not been maintained for a very long time as a way to make it appropriate with the most recent variations of Adobe merchandise and the most recent Apple OS updates. It is a first step that enables us to start out afresh.”
Nik Assortment 2018 contains seven plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Components, which may also be used as standalone apps:
- Analog Efex Professional for simulating analog cameras, movie and lenses
- Shade Efex Professional for coloration correction and inventive results
- Dfine for superior noise discount
- HDR Efex Professional for HDR picture processing
- Sharpener Professional for enhancing picture element
- Silver Efex Professional for black and white picture conversion
- Viveza for adjusting the colour and tone of particular areas of a picture
DxO has additionally launched an replace for its PhotoLab picture editor (previously generally known as DxO OpticsPro). DxO PhotoLab 1.2 gives enhanced native correction instruments that incorporate ‘U Level’ expertise derived from Nik Assortment.
In case you personal a model of DxO OpticsPro, you possibly can improve to DxO PhotoLab by logging into your buyer account. In any other case a license prices £73.99 (about US$100, AU$130) for the Important Version, or £119.99 (about US$160, AU$210) for the Elite Version.
An odd previous
DxO’s future seemed unsure in Might, when it filed for Chapter 11 Chapter Safety. The corporate introduced some severe restructuring, however promised updates for each Nik Assortment and PhotoLab, which it had now delivered.
Nik Assortment additionally has an odd historical past. Google acquired its unique developer, Nik Software program, in 2012 and initially charged US$150 (about £100, AU$200) for the suite. Nevertheless, Google’s focus shifted to cellular photograph enhancing apps and it made Nik Assortment out there to obtain free in 2016.
The brand new Nik Assortment 2018 retails at US$49.99/£39.99 (about AU$70) – discounted from an everyday worth of US$69/£59 (about AU$90).