News this morning that the Nik Software Collection, which Google had slated for termination this year, has been sold to DxO!
Aravind Krishnaswamy, an Engineering Director with Google said in this morning’s press release that “We’re thrilled to have DxO, a company dedicated to high-quality photography solutions, acquire and continue to develop” the Nik Software Collection.
According to an article on dpreview this morning “The Nik Collection in its present state will continue to be offered for free – for now. DxO founder/CEO Jerome Meniere Meniere hints that this may not always be the case, and DxO plans to develop a new ‘Nik Collection 2018’ for mid-next year. Meniere also mentions that they’d like to work with the Nik community to take the software in a direction that they’d like to see it go.”
What happens next for photographers like me who rely heavily on Nik Software Collection plugins like Color Efex Pro, Dfine, and Silver Efex Pro for my daily image processing is unclear. What is clear though is that there is no reason to fear that the Nik Software Collection will suddenly stop working as our operating systems continue to evolve.
We an entire module of tutorials on how to use the Nik Software Collection with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop CC for our subscribers. In addition, we have this tutorial on how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and DxO Optics Pro together for advanced digital camera noise reduction.