DxO Brings a New Perspective to Their Plugins: Nik Collection 3 Review

Nik Collection 3 by DxO introduces a redesigned and more user-friendly user interface alongside the new Perspective Efex plugin.

It’s been nearly a year since DxO released version 2 of their popular Nik Collection of plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and DxO PhotoLab. Today, the French software company is announcing the release of Nik Collection 3. Photographers that want to further reduce their dependency on Adobe will be glad to know that Nik Collection 3 now supports Serif Affinity Photo 1.8 as well. This new release also includes a number of changes, including an updated Nik Selective Tool, the introduction of non-destructive workflows (sort of), the addition of the Perspective Efex plugin, as well as the ability to simulate tilt-shift lens effects. They’re more or press taking the features from their previous Perspective program and merging it into Nik. But there’s more! We had the opportunity to test out Nik Collection 3 prior to its public release to see how these new additions fared.

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DxO Viewpoint 3 Features Improvements In Wide Angle Lens Correction And A New Miniature Effect

DxO has just announced DxO Viewpoint 3: an update to their wide angle lens correction software that automatically corrects skewed perspectives and horizons. In this update, DxO has improved their automatic corrections tools as well as added a few new features such as auto-horizon and miniature effect.

DxO claimed that major enhancements have been applied to the correction tools that benefited from their DxO Optics Modules, which was developed by their in-house laboratory analysis. The improvement suggested that a fully automatic mode is now available to instantly correct geometric distortion, straighten both horizontal and vertical lines, and automatically crop images, effectively eliminating keystoning while preserving the maximum information in the picture.

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