The Beloved Nik Collection, Saved by DxO, Returns in 2018.
Evangelists of the Nik Collection of photo editing plugins got a nice Holiday gift from their new friends over at DxO. The company announced that since acquiring the Nik Collection from Google earlier this year, their team of developers has been working on a new version of the beloved photo editing plugins.
The announcement, made via Google Plus (yes, that is apparently still a thing), is the first official confirmation of development continuing the new Nik Collection. Earlier this year DxO’s CEO Jerome Meniere said the company would be integrating Nik’s U Point technology into their current suite as well as developing the updated Nik Collection – but this announcement is the first official notice from the company that development of the new collection is underway.
For now we don’t have any additional details regarding when DxO plans on releasing the new Nik Collection, nor do we know how much DxO plans on selling it for. But those two important points aside, this will no doubt be considered great news by Nik Enthusiasts who held out even after Google announced that they would not be further developing the collection.
You can read the full statement over on Google Plus or below:
“Dear Nik Collection users,
We at DxO are very pleased to welcome the Nik community!
We wish you a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year: may you be inspired to take spectacular photos in 2018!
Like you, we are passionate about photography and image quality. That’s why we view this opportunity with Nik as a commitment to ensure that you — that all of us who enjoy taking photos — are guaranteed to have the very best solutions at our disposal.
You’ll be happy to know that our developers are enthusiastically working on a new version of the Nik Collection to be released in 2018!
Do you miss U Point technology?
For those of you who already want to take advantage of Nik’s wonderful U Point technology for your RAW and JPEG file processing, please take a look at DxO PhotoLab (formerly DxO OpticsPro), our acclaimed photo editing solution.
You can sign up for a free 30-day trial, or enjoy a very special price (25% off) through December 25th: https://dxo.io/2y3qD11
The DxO Team”