Last updated on June 15, 2022
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Nik Collection 5 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.

The suite is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements (excluding HDR Efex Pro), Adobe Lightroom Classic, Serif Affinity Photo, and DxO PhotoLab; and is based on the following 8 plug-in or external editing tools:

Analog Efex Pro 3, simulates the rendering of many different types of film camera.

Color Efex Pro 5, featuring lots of renderings and recipes for color photography.

Dfine 2, provides accurate, localized and global, noise correction.

HDR Efex Pro 2, for merging and then processing images with a wide dynamic range.

Perspective Efex, provides specialized geometric image correction.

Silver Efex Pro 3, offers a rich palette of tools and renderings for black and white images, including numerous film style simulations from the original Nik Collection, plus those developed by DxO Labs.

Sharpener Pro 3, takes care of all sharpening tasks from the beginning of the workflow through to the final output.

Viveza 3, uses darkroom principles to correct tones and colors with ease.

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, and optical correction and associated 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 of use.