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5 June 2019

DxO has released Nik Collection 2 with 150 creative filters, local adjustments on Raw files, support for HD displays, DxO's advanced optical correction tools and a copy of PhotoLab 2 Essential to run the suite.

The new presets were created by Dan Hughes of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Nik's chief webinar trainer. They include 10 new presents each for Colors Efex, Silver Efex and Analog Efex plus 12 for HDR Efex, all tagged as En Vogue presets.


Highlights of the new release include:

  • 42 new presets in the set of 200
  • Raw file editing with U Point technology
  • Advanced optical corrections
  • Support for HiDPI displays
  • DxO PhotoLab 2 Essential

The addition of PhotoLab 2 means you can run the suite through that editor so you no longer need a Photoshop or Lightroom host.


The new release is available for $99.99 (regularly $149) for a new license that includes DxO PhotoLab 2 Essential through June 30. Upgrade pricing is $59. And a free trial is available.

New Nik Collection 2 by DxO Offers Unmatched Creative Possibilities and Raw File Compatibility

PARIS -- DxO has announced the release of the Nik Collection 2 by DxO, a major upgrade to the famous plug-in suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Elements. After bringing the Nik Collection back to the market with the software's first stable version with customer support in June 2018, DxO is expanding the plug-in suite with over 40 new creative presets and high-resolution monitor support for Windows. In addition, the Nik Collection 2 now comes with DxO PhotoLab 2.3 ESSENTIAL Edition, DxO's recently released advanced Raw photo editing software.

Choose From More Than 40 New "En Vogue" Styles To Create Unique Images With A Single Click

The Nik Collection 2, which has gained a significant following for its high-quality, creative filters, has added 42 new "En Vogue" presets to its original set of 156: 10 new recipes for Color Efex Pro, 10 new black and white presets to Silver Efex Pro, 12 new HDR presets to HDR Efex Pro and 10 new tool combinations to Analog Efex Pro.

The latest filters in the Nik Collection 2 will take your photos' emotional impact to the next level. For example, "Blue Monday," which is available in Color Efex Pro, combines the fresh look of subtle Varitone coloring, the visual interest of cross processing and the softness of slightly desaturated effect. "More Silver," which is available in Silver Efex Pro, pairs the crispness of silver toning with a fine grain, resulting in black and white photographs that feature a level of balanced contrast typically achieved through darkroom techniques. Photographers who would like to add a bit of nostalgia to their images can turn to "Burned Edges," in Analog Efex Pro to reproduce the burned-edge, vignetting, toning and framing effects typical of old-fashioned analog cameras.

The "En Vogue" series was created in collaboration with Dan Hughes, a highly respected lecturer of photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and a former instructor with Nik Software. "I was honored to be a part of the expansion of the Nik Collection by DxO," he said. "The plug-in suite has helped promote the art of photography and the addition of new effects has significantly increased its potential by offering all photographers new creative opportunities."

Improved High Resolution Display With Windows

To better meet users' needs, the Nik Collection 2 now supports high-resolution monitors (HiDPI) with Windows. The graphic elements of the Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro and Analog Efex Pro plug-in interface have been improved to ensure flawless readability when viewed through high- resolution monitors -- just like with the macOS version.

All The Potential Of Raw Files Within An Optimized Workflow

DxO's recent surveys of Nik Collection customers revealed that nearly all users work in Raw. To help them harness the full power of this file format, the Nik Collection 2 by DxO now comes with DxO PhotoLab 2.3 ESSENTIAL Edition, DxO's advanced and multiple award-winning photo editing software. The software has been adapted to offer users direct access to the plug-ins from their workspace via a dedicated button and drop-down menu. After the image is edited in DxO PhotoLab 2, it can be quickly converted and sent to one of the Nik Collection plug-ins, where the photo can be further altered and enhanced with creative effects.

"By offering our advanced photo editing solution along with the Nik Collection 2, we are giving users access to DxO's powerful and high-quality Raw treatment technology as well as its unparalleled optical corrections, which were developed over fifteen years of measurements and analyses conducted in its laboratory," said Jean-Marc Alexia, VP Product Strategy and Marketing with DxO. "DxO also offers high- quality de-noising capabilities, smart exposure optimization with DxO Smart Lighting and U Point local adjustment technology, which is now available for use with Raw images."

Dxo PhotoLab 2.3: Support For New Cameras

As well as providing access to Nik plug-ins directly from the software's workspace, DxO PhotoLab 2 continues to support new equipment. In addition to adding support for Leica M 10-D and M 10-P, Nikon D3500, Panasonic Lumix DC-S1, DC-S1R, LX100 II, Sony A6400 and DSC-RX100 VA, DxO PhotoLab 2.3 can now process files from Canon EOS RP and Olympus OM-D E-M1 X. It has also added more than 500 new optical modules to its library, bringing its total number of camera/lens combinations to 47,500.

To read the full list of all devices supported by DxO PhotoLab 2.3, visit: photolab/supported-cameras/

Price And Availability

The Nik Collection 2 by DxO is now available for download on the DxO Web site for £86.99/$99.99/€99.99 instead of 125/$149/€149 and £49.99/$59.99/€59.99 instead of £69/$79/€79 for the upgrade until June 30.

The Essential and Elite editions from DxO PhotoLab 2.3 are now available for download on the DxO Web site for £112/$129/€129 and £169/$199/€199, respectively. DxO PhotoLab 2 users can download this upgrade for free.

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