New Nik Collection 2 (By DxO) Officially Announced


New Nik Collection 2 (By DxO) Officially Announced

Years ago, the Nik Collection was a big hit with the photo community. Then through a series of acquisitions and changes in the business, it was allowed to wither on the vine. DxO has resurrected the Nik Collection bringing it up to snuff for modern computers and empowering it with more than 40 new creative presets. It now offers high-resolution monitor support for Windows as well. In addition, the Nik Collection 2 now comes with DxO PhotoLab 2.3 ESSENTIAL Edition, DxO’s recently released advanced RAW photo editing software.

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: 10new recipes forColor Efex Pro, 10new 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.

DxO said 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. The software has been adapted to offer users direct access to the plugins 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 plugins, where the photo can be further altered and enhanced with creative effects.

Pelican Photo by Scott Bourne
I received an advance copy of the new Nik Collection 2 and tried it to see how it worked compared to the old days. I found the software familiar and used the Silver Efex Pro plug-in to adapt this picture of a pelican from color to black & white. In my initial tests, everything worked as expected and the interface was responsive.

DxO PhotoLab 2.3: support for new cameras On top of providing access to Nik plugins 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.

Nik 2 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic and Elements.

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

Nik 2


The Nik Collection 2 is now available for download on the DxO website for $99.99 instead of $149, and $59.99 instead of $79 for the upgrade until June 30, 2019. The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions from DxO PhotoLab 2.3 are now available for download on the DxO website for $129 and $199, respectively. DxO PhotoLab 2 users can download this upgrade for free.

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6 Responses

    1. Hi Chris Skylum offers presets that match the functionality of SilverEfex Pro. And yes you can do everything in Luminar that you can do in Nik – with one exception … the upoint interface for making corrections on a layer but Luminar has its own version of that too.

  1. DXO PhotoLab’s conversion of RAW files, and its PRIME noise reduction of Olympus RAW files are sublime. The automatic lens corrections are also the best I’ve seen. Agree that Luminar is faster and offers more creativity in filter selection. Over time, I think it is going to be hard for DXO to stay relevant- a large number of people still can’t get over paying for a product that Google made free. I think this is a wrong minded approach as software development costs money, but I know there is a lot of that sentiment out there.

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