Nik Collection 6 offers a wide range of creative tools with numerous filters, renderings, and editing options that are readily mastered both by demanding photographers and by photographers who are looking for easy-to-use tools.
Compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements (except Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 and Nik HDR Efex Pro), Adobe Lightroom Classic, Serif Affinity Photo (except Nik Perspective) and DxO PhotoLab, is based on the following suite of 8 plugins or external editors:
Nik 6 Analog Efex, emulates the look of various chemically-processed films.
Nik 6 Color Efex, offers a wide range of stylized color renderings and recipes.
Nik 6 Dfine, for accurate, global and localized, noise corrections.
HDR Efex Pro2 (renamed Nik 6 HDR Efex for the forthcoming 6.3 version of the Nik Collection), merges and processes multiple exposures of a scene into a single image.
Nik 6 Perspective, for adjusting and correcting geometric aspects of your image.
Nik 6 Silver Efex, is a rich palette of black and white rendering tools that emulate the look of silver-based films, features filters devised for the original Nik Software Collection as well as those developed by DxO Labs.
Sharpener Pro 3 (renamed Nik 6 Sharpener for the forthcoming 6.2 version of the Nik Collection), takes care of all your sharpening tasks, from the pre-editing phase through to the output file.
Nik 6 Viveza, uses the principles of darkroom technique to let you quickly correct tones and hues.
The Nik Collection is based upon a wide range of technologies, initially developed by Nik Software and then by DxO Labs, such as selective correction with control points (U-points), simulations based on the characteristics of old silver halide films, tone compression and 32-bit image support for HDR, as well as optical correction and related modules from DxO Labs.
In this guide you will find a complete description of all the tools, plugin by plugin, as well as everything you need to know about host application workflows and the different scenarios for use.