This is the first video of a series where i demonstrate the suite of plugins from nik software. Feb 06, 20 is it worth it to buy nik software if you already own photoshop. If you purchased the nik collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which well automatically issue back to you in the coming days. These packages include silver efex pro, analog efex pro, color efex pro, dfine, hdr efex pro, sharpener pro and viveza. Jul 09, 2016 nik software s complete collection ultimate edition msrp. While in ps i get all the collection in lightroom all i see is hdr efex pro 2. After a lack of updates left the nik collection plugins for photoshop and lightroom incompatible, the tools are once again working with the latest software and.
Using the nik collection in lightroom the bitesize nik. The good news is that nik collection 2018 is now available on the dxo website, although the download is no longer free. Nik software is one of the heavy hitters in the lightroom and photoshop plugin world. Named the nik collection 2 and compatible with photoshop and lightroom, the additions include 42 new presets, a bundle version of dxo photolab 2. Established in 1995, nik software has become the recognized. Jun 05, 2019 nik collection is a group of 7 plugin software packages for adobe photoshop, lightroom and dxo photolab formerly dxo optics pro. Every plugin from the nik collection is now free fstoppers.
I have been looking especially at the nik silver efex pro 2, and am trying to figure out if the program is as great as it seems. I installed a new version of photoshop lightroom and my nik collection does not appear. How to run nik collection standalone without photoshop or. Occasionally, after running a nik collection installer, the software may not be installed correctly in adobe lightroom. Dxo releases 2018 nik collection imageediting plugins for. Dxo vs lightroom vs capture one life after photoshop.
The complete collection includes all of nik software s awardwinning plugin software titles for adobe photoshop and apple aperture, delivering solutions for every step of the photographic workflow with powerful, easytouse image enhancement tools. Take a look at what we cooked up with the software, starting with the image. Oct 10, 2016 when it comes to postprocessing images in black and white and with nik s collection being 100% free, theres no excuse for not trying out this powerful bit of software. Then they copied the best editing algorithms from nik efex and created the photo editing app snapseed. It also raised the bar for other editing tools like lightroom and photoshop but fear not. Starting march 24, 2016, the latest nik collection will be freely available to download. If it helps, i am most interested in landscape and portrait photography, but with that being. Jun 06, 2018 after a lack of updates left the nik collection plugins for photoshop and lightroom incompatible, the tools are once again working with the latest software and operating systems, thanks to an. The nik collection lives on with dxo labs update but at. Ill be using them in lightroom but they also work in photoshop and aperture. Googles highend nik collection photo software is now free, and probably dead the photoshop plugin suite is now completely free, but dont expect any more updates. They are so big that in 2012, the company was bought up by.
I installed according to the installation instructions which recognized both programs. Jun 05, 2019 dxo just announced a major upgrade for the popular nik plugin suite. Lightroom cant do everything that the nik collection can do, but with a little lateral thinking you might get closer to your favourite looks than you expect. Luminar as a nik software alternative thomas fitzgerald. Dxo announces development of nik collection in 2018. I have removed all nik editing software from my imac but still see references to all the available edit options under edit in lightroom. This seems to occur because the store presets with catalog option in lightrooms preferences is checked. The nik collection is no longer free, but its alive. If you have the knowledge and are willing to take the time and effort, you can duplicate what any plugin does. Below you will find a list of areas where nik silver efex pro 2 beats lightroom for black and white photography.
The nik collection will not automatically import to a new host application, so a n. I have searched in applications and lightroom package contents but there is no sign of any nik software so it would seem it has removed completely. Nik software vs lightroom 5 all nik has done and i do use it in some of my work is automate some functionality that is already available in lr an ps. Nov 04, 20 i mention this from time to time in my posts on life after photoshop, but then i thought it would be a good idea to carry out a proper sidebyside dxo vs lightroom vs capture one pro comparison, using three different raw files which i think demonstrate exactly what i mean. Jul 26, 2018 in this video we look at how to use the nik collection in lightroom. Googles highend nik collection photo software is now. The nik collection lives on with dxo labs update but at a cost.
Nik collection 2 has all the classic presets from the original nik collection, plus 40 exciting new effects. In reply to simon garrett may 12, 2015 however, if you have photoshop, thats a better way to use nik, imho, as you can use nik plugins in smart filter mode, so changes are nondestructive. It also makes use of the preset concept, shipping with quite a few presets but then provides more on a regular basis as loyalty bonus to its users. We had a chance to try out a prerelease copy of the nik collection 2. Nik collection is a group of 7 plugin software packages for adobe photoshop, lightroom and dxo photolab formerly dxo optics pro. New nik collection 2 by dxo the most powerful photo editing. Great alternatives to replace the nik collection lenscraft. How to run nik collection standalone without photoshop or lightroom.
They allow a range of effects to be applied quickly and easily to images. If you enjoyed this video, please like comment and. While the support for highresolution monitors is great to finally see in nik collection, it seems like nothing else has really changed as far as the tools. Dec 15, 2018 powerful suite of photoshop imaging plugins. The complete nik collection by dxo includes all of the latest awardwinning plugin software titles for adobe photoshop and adobe lightroom including. The seven adobe photoshop and lightroom classic cc plugins that make up nik collection were first introduced by nik software, and were. This software has blurred the lines between lightroom and to a lesser extent photoshop. I let my online printing service adjust output sharpening but when printing my own i use lightroom 4 print sharpening. Dxo nik collection 2 announcement is underwhelming.
Googles nik collection gained in popularity when it became a free download in early 2016. How to sharpen your photos using lightroom and nik efex. Google makes the entire nik collection of plugins for. Likewise, are there other nik software programs that would be worth getting to use in addition to photoshop. The new version of the software, nik collection 2 comes with over 40 brand new presets and support for highresolution monitors.
The nik collection has long been a staple of many photographers over the years and it offered some excellent tools for both creating black and white images with silver efex pro, and also. Its now fully functional and compatible with both 64bit windowsmac as well. New nik collection 2 by dxo the most powerful photo. Nik silver efex mac os catalina lightroom classic fuji. The nik bundle is no longer available for free from dxo or anywhere else near as i can tell. Oct 30, 2018 hi, i download the nik collection and installed it both to photoshop cc and lightroom classic cc. What workflow order makes sense with lightroom 4 and nik. Color efex pro, silver efex pro, viveza, analog efex pro, hdr efex pro, dfine, sharpener pro and dxo photolab 2 essential edition. Each of the new presets has been created by dan hughes, of the rochester institute of technology and nik s chief webinar trainer. Silver efex pro 2 vs adobe lightroom black and white. In this video we look at how to use the nik collection in lightroom. Dxo has not altered or improved the nik plug ins much, if at all. Jun 07, 2017 lightroom cant do everything that the nik collection can do, but with a little lateral thinking you might get closer to your favourite looks than you expect. I have heard stories about nik ceasing to function as a lr plug in for a long time and other stories about it ceasing to work at all with os catalina.
Hi, i download the nik collection and installed it both to photoshop cc and lightroom classic cc. Nik software updates complete collection ultimate edition. It seems there was a software update that broke it for some folks, but it also seems like there are some workarounds that will get it to work. The nik collection 2018 suite of lightroom and photoshop plugins brings better user experience and stability. The two most powerful sliders in nik silver efex pro. These professional tools were available for apples aperture and adobes photoshop and lightroom software. Nik collections image editing plugins for adobe lightroom and photoshop are now available in a new version. This has now the french software company dxo announced. Analog efex pro, color efex pro, silver efex pro, viveza, hdr efex pro, sharpener pro and dfine. This option is in edit preferences presets or lightroom preferences presets.536 1002 725 751 1140 1144 1242 230 1293 111 793 1418 1533 599 383 552 151 231 904 1017 908 1194 402 1529 1191 1254 968 238 1297 272 569 749 89 1432 291 826 221 1493