Boulogne-Billancourt, France—The latest release by DxO, Nik Collection 4 by DxO now features meta presets, improved U Point technology, as well as more seamless interactions with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
For creative photography, the software offers a palette of 250+ professional-grade presets and enhanced editing tools. From color photography to black-and-white images, HDR as well as analog film simulation, Nik Collection 4 is a creative solution.
In addition, a new user-friendly design provides a better experience. What’s more, the the software plug-ins Nik Viveza, dedicated to tone and color local adjustments, and Nik Silver Efex, for black-and-white conversion, were completely revamped to offer an optimal user experience.
Both plug-ins now feature a modern interface that is more functional. They also allow users to directly access all available presets; filter for type and favorites more seamlessly; and identify tools more easily through newly redesigned palettes.
U Point Tech Upgrades in Nik Collection 4
Enhancements were also made to the software’s U Point technology. U Point enables users to apply local adjustments without masks. Now, Nik Collection 4 makes it possible to incorporate control points into personalized presets.
As a result, photographers can apply a similar style to several images while still preserving a specific area. For example, they can apply a color effect as well as a blurred background to several portraits.
U Point technology also includes a new color selectivity setting so photographers can regulate the saturation of a specific tone range. Users can not only select the color they want to change but also adjust the tolerance of similar color hues. Lastly, control points are easier to use. There are now fewer sliders, making the applied effect easier to view. Moreover, users can rename it to craft an optimized workflow experience.
A new type of filter was added for Adobe Photoshop users: meta presets. The presets are accessible from the Nik selective tool—the Nik Collection software launch tool for Adobe Photoshop. In addition, the presets are Adobe Photoshop actions that combine the filters and settings of several Nik Collection plug-ins into one. Consequently, users can edit photos by applying a series of presets from several plug-ins in one click. Nik Collection 4 comes with a series of 10 meta presets.
In addition, Nik Collection 4 expands its selection of fast retouching features. The “last edit” function, which lets users reapply the last preset they used in one of the Nik Collection plug-ins while using Adobe Photoshop, was extended to include Adobe Lightroom Classic.
Also, the new smart copy & paste feature lets users selectively reapply the effect of a plug-in to one or several images directly in Lightroom. They can do so without launching the software suite’s interface.
More Creative Functions
To help users create more brilliant black-and-white images, Nik Silver Efex now includes ClearView technology. It was first offered in DxO PhotoLab, the company’s image-development software.
This technology removes haze as well as enhances local contrast. What’s more, in one click, users can eliminate haze while revealing more natural objects, edges, details and transitions.
Additionally, to offer users a better editing experience, Nik Viveza features 10 native presets designed by professional photographers. Furthermore, for fans of analog black-and-white photography, Nik Silver Efex comes with 39 new realistic grains that are better at accurately recreating the look of iconic films.
Nik Collection 4 (Windows and macOS) is now available for download on the DxO for a special price of $99.99 instead of $149, and $59.99 instead of $79 for the upgrade until June 30, 2021.
Photographers who already own Nik Collection 3 by DxO or a previous version can upgrade their software by signing into their customer accounts.