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Nik Collection 2018 by DxO and DxO PhotoLab
  • PARIS -- June 6, 2018 -- DxO, one of the world's most innovative consumer imaging companies, today announced the immediate availability of the Nik Collection 2018 by DxO, an updated suite of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop plugins for photographers and creative professionals. Eagerly awaited by the user community, this "by DxO" update marks the return to the market of the Nik Collection with the first stable version and with customer support. Also available today, DxO PhotoLab 1.2, an update of DxO's acclaimed RAW and JPEG image processing software, adds new local correction features and adds support for seven additional cameras.

    Nik Collection 2018 by DxO: Better user experience and stability

    Since the acquisition of the Nik Collection from Google in late 2017, the DxO development team has spent several months analyzing and optimizing the code of the seven plugins that make up the software suite to make them stable and operational. "The process was long and complex," explained Bruno Sayakhom, Product Owner at DxO. "It was necessary to recover and recompile source code that had not been maintained for a long time in order to make it compatible with the latest versions of Adobe products and the latest Apple OS updates. This is a first step that allows us to start afresh."

    The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is now fully functional and compatible with all 64-bit Windows and Mac platforms, as well as with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements 2017/2018. In addition, DxO now provides support in four languages on its website (http://nikcollection.dxo.com/), which will soon include exclusive tutorials. The software suite update, including the seven plugins, is now available in 13 languages, and includes a free 30-day trial period.

    "We are proud to relaunch the Nik Collection, which users have been waiting for," said Jean-Marc Alexia, DxO's VP of Product Strategy and Marketing. "We have put all of our know-how into offering photographers and creative artists the best possible user experience. This is just the first step: using Uservoice-type surveys, we will be reaching out to the user community, from whom we greatly desire to gather feedback about their experiences and gain insight into their expectations." Designed for expert photographers and graphic designers, the Nik Collection includes seven powerful plugins for Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements that offer a full range of creative effects and filters:

    • Analog Efex Pro applies analog film, camera and lens simulations to digital photos.
    • Color Efex Pro includes a set of filters for color correction, touch-up, and creative effects.\ Dfine reduces the noise of digital images by analyzing the specificities of each device.
    • HDR Efex Pro processes images in HDR.
    • Sharpener Pro increases the accuracy and enhances the detail of digital images.
    • Silver Efex Pro is a black and white image conversion solution inspired by darkroom techniques.
    • Viveza locally adjusts the color and tone of specific areas of the image.

    Thanks to exclusive U Point technology, the Nik Collection plugins allow you to apply local settings to specific areas in a fluid and precise way.

    The Nik Collection 2018 by DxO is available for download on the DxO website (http://shop.dxo.com/us/photo-software/dxo-nikcollection) for $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 instead of $69 / £59 / €69 until July 1st, 2018.

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  • DxO PhotoLab 2: comprehensive and uncompromising

    After incorporating and enhancing U Point local adjustment technology, DxO PhotoLab 2, which follows on from DxO OpticsPro, has improved its exclusive DxO ClearView tool, added a new image management system (DxO PhotoLibrary), and now supports DCP color profiles.

    PARIS --- October 24, 2018 --- DxO, one of the world's most innovative consumer imaging companies, has announced the release of DxO PhotoLab 2, a major update of its RAW processing software for Mac and PC, recently awarded the 2018 TIPA Award for Best Imaging Software. DxO PhotoLab 2 introduces ClearView Plus, the latest version of the software's incredibly effective haze removal and local contrast improvement tool, as well as DxO PhotoLibrary, a brand-new image and data management feature that lets users search, select, sort, and display images. DxO PhotoLab 2 also supports DCP color profiles, which maintains consistent color renderings across the industry's main programs.

    U Point technology: The most powerful local adjustment tools on the market

    DxO PhotoLab offers a complete RAW and JPEG processing solution based on optical corrections from mathematically established laboratory models, as well as such exclusive features as PRIME noise reduction technology and DxO Smart Lighting intelligent exposure optimization.

    To provide photographers with all the tools they need to make local corrections, DxO purchased and integrated Nik Software's U Point technology into DxO PhotoLab. This exclusive technology, which millions of photographers enjoy, allows users to make complex selections in just a few clicks and apply local adjustments with Control Points, a unique system of equalizers and multiple correction tools.

    DxO PhotoLab is the only software to fully integrate U Point technology within a non-destructive RAW workflow.

    With this latest version, DxO PhotoLab 2 has become an even more comprehensive image editing solution.

    DxO ClearView Plus: Create show-stopping images

    DxO PhotoLab's exclusive DxO ClearView feature is a revolutionary tool that removes haze and enhances local contrast. The improved DxO ClearView Plus feature in DxO PhotoLab 2 lets users make even more dramatic adjustments without creating a halo around transitions between light and dark.

    The results are spectacular. In just one click, users can remove haze without creating an unnatural effect around objects, edges, details, or transitions. When combined with PRIME, an exclusive denoising tool, users can optimize the image's dynamic range while still controlling noise.

    For an even greater degree of flexibility, DxO ClearView Plus can be applied to the entire image or just to specific areas using local adjustment tools.

    DxO PhotoLibrary: A comprehensive image production workflow

    DxO PhotoLibrary offers new image search, selection, sorting, and display features. A dynamic text field tool makes searching simple. As the search term is being entered, DxO PhotoLab 2 suggests all relevant interpretations and any results that match the user's personal database.

    Users can search for images using a number of criteria, including shooting parameters (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), file name and extension, the date the photo was taken, and the number of stars assigned to the photo. The search results are displayed in a brand-new movable and adjustable vignette grid.

    "With its automatic features and correction tools, DxO PhotoLab strives to help photographers express their artistic vision without compromising on image quality," says Jean-Marc Alexia, VP Marketing and Product Strategy at DxO Labs. "With the addition of DxO PhotoLibrary, DxO PhotoLab 2 has now advanced to the next level, giving users complete control over the image product process---from organizing photos to exporting them. By the end of the year, this new tool will incorporate additional search features, including keywords and many other criteria."

    Support for DCP color profiles: New options for managing color in RAW images

    DxO PhotoLab 2 now supports DCP color profiles; this means it can deliver color renderings that are compatible with and close to those of third-party photo editing programs like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW as well as camera color calibration solutions like X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo and DNG Profile Editor.

    Price & availability

    The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions of DxO PhotoLab 2 for PC and Mac can be downloaded now from the DxO website (shop.dxo.com) for an introductory price through November 18, 2018:

    USD:

    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ESSENTIAL Edition: $99.99 instead of $129
    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition: $149.99 instead of $199

    GBP:

    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ESSENTIAL Edition:

    £79.99 instead of £99

    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition: £119.99 instead of £159

    Users do not need a subscription to use DxO PhotoLab 2. They can install the program on two computers with the DxO PhotoLab 2 ESSENTIAL Edition or on three computers with the

    DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition. Photographers who purchased a license for DxO OpticsPro or

    DxO PhotoLab 1 can get a discounted upgrade license for DxO PhotoLab by signing into their customer accounts at www.dxo.com. A fully-functional, one-month trial version of DxO PhotoLab 2 is available on the DxO website: http://www.dxo.com/us/photography/download.

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  • Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1

    DxO is offering the latest versions of the plugin suite relaunched in June 2018 with an update that offers improved stability and compatibility with the latest operating systems and Adobe host apps.

    PARIS --- November 14, 2018 --- DxO, one of the most innovative companies that offers imaging solutions for the general public, has announced the immediate release of Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1, DxO's second update to the creative plugin suite designed for photographers and graphic artists. This version is completely compatible with macOS Mojave and the 2019 versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. It also corrects a certain number of interface and compatibility issues with other host applications.

    Compatibility with macOS Mojave and the 2019 versions of Adobe software 

    To ensure the best possible user experience, the Nik Collection was optimized so it could be fully compatible with macOS Mojave as well as the 2019 versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC, and Photoshop Elements. DxO's development teams have also resolved issues that were left over from the Google version of the plugin suite, including problems with freezing when installing the macOS version of the software, block effects along the edges of the image, and compatibility issues with certain color profiles. In addition, the compatibility problems between Nik Collection by DxO 2018 and Serif Affinity Photo with macOS have also been resolved.

    "When we launched Nik Collection by DxO last June, we agreed to deliver the best possible user experience and to provide our customers with assistance and support. We also promised to organize the community and ask for feedback through regular surveys," said Jean-Marc Alexia, VP Product Strategy and Marketing at DxO. "We made progress in each of these areas. Now, we are taking one step further towards our goals by concentrating all the latest product updates in this new version."

    About Nik Collection by DxO

    Nik Collection by DxO includes seven plugins that offer a full range of creative effects and filters:

    • Analog Efex Pro, a classic lens, camera, and analog film simulator.
    • Color Efex Pro, for color corrections, retouching, and creative effects.
    • Dfine, which reduces noise in digital images.
    • HDR Efex Pro, for editing HDR images.
    • Sharpener Pro, for increasing the precision and detail of digital images.
    • Silver Efex Pro, a black-and-white converter inspired by dark room techniques.
    • Viveza, for locally adjusting color and the tonality of specific areas within the image.

    Thanks to exclusive U Point technology, the Nik Collection by DxO plugins can be used to apply local adjustments to specific areas in the image with seamless precision.

    Nik Collection by DxO can also be opened with other host programs, including DxO PhotoLab 2, Serif Affinity Photo, Skylum Luminar, and other image processing software that features an export menu to a third-party program or is compatible with Photoshop plugins.

    Price and availability

    Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1 can now be downloaded from the DxO website for €69 / £59 / $69. Users who purchased Nik Collection by DxO after June 2018 may update their software for free.

  • DxO PhotoLab 2, the successor of DxO OpticsPro, is continuing to improve its image management system, which is now even faster, and has introduced support for the Nikon Z 7 and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

    Special offer on all DxO software until December 25, 2018.

    PARIS --- December 5, 2018 --- DxO PhotoLab 2, DxO's advanced photo editing software, which was voted Best Photo Editing Software at the 2018 TIPA World Awards, has become even more comprehensive thanks to this latest version, DxO PhotoLab 2.1. After introducing DxO PhotoLibrary, a brand-new image and data management system that lets users search for, select, sort, and display images, DxO PhotoLab 2.1 has added a file indexing feature to the macOS version of the software. The software also adds support capabilities for three new devices, including the highly anticipated Nikon Z 7 and the Mavic 2 Pro drone from DJI.

    Easier image and photo data management

    DxO PhotoLab 2.1 has improved its image management system by optimizing its database architecture, resulting in significantly faster searches. The Windows version of the software now offers a more detailed search history feature. Any image searches are now saved and available with just one click, even if a new user session is opened. The macOS version of DxO PhotoLab 2.1 now includes a file indexing feature that was previously present in the Windows version only, resulting in an even faster workflow.

    New supported devices

    DxO PhotoLab 2.1 now supports three new devices: the Fujifilm X-A5, a hybrid camera with a built-in Bayer-filtered CMOS APS-C sensor; the Mavic 2 Pro, a consumer drone from DJI featuring a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 1-inch sensor; and the Z 7, Nikon's first full-format hybrid. For the Z 7, DxO PhotoLab 2's camera/lens combination database includes no less than 200 optical modules. By extension, the software also supports the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and the NIKKOR F FX lens, which have already been calibrated. The NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S modules will be available in early 2019.

    Thanks to the high-quality RAW conversion technology included in DxO PhotoLab 2 and DxO's scientific calibration process, the photos taken with these devices will be automatically corrected for any optical flaws, such as distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, and a lack of sharpness.

    DxO engineers are currently calibrating the Nikon Z 6, the Canon EOS R and EOS M50, the Fujifilm GFX 50s and GFX 50r, and the Zoom version of the Mavic 2 drone by DJI. Lastly, DxO PhotoLab will support modules from the range of autofocus lenses specifically designed for the high-resolution Hasselblad X1D in the near future.

    Towards a complete image-production workflow

    DxO PhotoLab offers an advanced RAW and JPEG editing solution based on powerful optical corrections and exclusive, automatic correction tools. These tools include the de-noising feature DxO PRIME, the smart exposure optimization feature DxO Smart Lighting, and DxO ClearView Plus, a revolutionary tool that removes haze and increases local contrast within the image.

    To allow photographers to apply local edits, DxO incorporated Nik Software's U Point technology into DxO PhotoLab. This local editing technology lets users perform complex selections, which used to require a significant amount of time and painstaking manual brush work, in just a few clicks. DxO PhotoLab is the only software to fully integrate U Point technology within a non-destructive RAW workflow.

    Lastly, with the introduction of DxO PhotoLibrary, DxO PhotoLab now offers search functions that let users select, sort, and display images based on various criteria. With this latest addition, DxO PhotoLab offers an even more complete photo-editing solution.

    Price & availability

    The ESSENTIAL and ELITE versions of DxO PhotoLab (PC and Mac) are available immediately and can be downloaded from the DxO website (shop.dxo.com) for a discounted price through December 25, 2018:

    USD:

    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ESSENTIAL Edition: $99.99 instead of $129
    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition: $149.99 instead of $199 

    GBP:

    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ESSENTIAL Edition: £79.99 instead of £99
    • DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition: £119.99 instead of £159

    DxO PhotoLab 2 users can download this update for free. You do not need a subscription to use DxO PhotoLab 2. You can install the program on two computers with the DxO PhotoLab 2 ESSENTIAL Edition or on three computers with the DxO PhotoLab 2 ELITE Edition. Photographers with a license for DxO OpticsPro or PhotoLab 1 can purchase an upgrade license for DxO PhotoLab 2 by signing into their customer account on www.dxo.com. A fully-functional, one-month trial version of DxO PhotoLab 2 is available on the DxO website: http://www.dxo.com/en/dxo-photolab/download/.