Last updated on August 8, 2023
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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.

Nik 6 HDR Efex 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.

Nik Sharpener, which includes Nik Presharpener and Nik Sharpener Output supports all sharpening tasks, from the beginning of the workflow to the output media.

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.