San Francisco, CA—DxO, a developer of imaging-processing technologies, has acquired the Nik Collection assets from Google. The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plug-ins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a range of photo-editing capabilities.
DxO announced it plans to continue development of the Nik Collection. The current version will remain available for free on DxO’s dedicated website, while a new version is planned for mid-2018.
“The Nik Collection gives photographers tools to create photos they absolutely love,” said Aravind Krishnaswamy, an engineering director with Google. “We’re thrilled to have DxO, a company dedicated to high-quality photography solutions, acquire and continue to develop it.” “We are very excited to welcome the Nik Collection to the DxO family,” added Jérôme Ménière, CEO and founder of DxO. “DxO revolutionized the image-processing market many times over the years with its innovative solutions. We will also continue to do so with Nik’s tools, which offer new creative opportunities to millions of photographers. The new version of our flagship software DxO OpticsPro, which is available as of now under its new name, DxO PhotoLab, is the first embodiment of this thrilling acquisition with built-in U Point technology.”
The Nik Collection
The Nik Collection is a range of desktop photo-editing plug-ins for Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. The current lineup of the Nik Collection includes Analog Efex Pro, which applies film-era camera, lens and film simulations to digital images.
Color Efex Pro is a comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching and creative effects; while Dfine is a noise-reduction software for camera-specific digital images. Moreover, the line includes HDR Efex Pro, a specialized program for processing HDR pictures.
The final three plug-ins are: Sharpener Pro, an image-sharpening tool for digital images; Silver Efex Pro, for black & white conversion of images with darkroom-inspired controls; and Viveza, which selectively adjusts image color and tonality without complicated masks or selections.
For more than a decade, DxO has been developing advanced image-processing technologies. They have help in excess of 400 million devices to capture the highest quality images.
DxO also designs and manufactures the DxO One, a connected, miniaturized, pro-quality camera for iPhone and iPad. Additionally, the company develops DxO PhotoLab, previously DxO OpticsPro, as well as other image-processing software for Mac and PC. dxo.com