It’s almost Halloween in some parts of the world, so it might be an apt time to discuss things coming back from the dead. Nik Collection users have much to be happy about with the sudden resurrection of the beloved plug-in software for Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
DxO and Google made the joint announcement on October 25, 2017 that DxO would acquire the assets of the Nik Collection. Further, DxO promises to further develop it, an unexpected turn of events for users that had expected discontinuation of the software ever since Google abandoned the software in May 2017, unceremoniously ending it all with a banner that read: “We have no plans to update the Collection or add new features over time.”
Jérôme Ménière, CEO and founder of DxO, looks forward to continuing innovation in image processing software with the integration of Nik. DxO PhotoLab is the first to benefit from this acquisition. DxO PhotoLab is a version of DxO’s flagship OpticsPro that will use Nik Collection's U Point. Snapseed will not be part of the transfer and will remain with Google.