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Questions about Nik Collection

Can I use Nik Collection as standalone software if I don’t have PhotoLab, Photoshop, Lightroom or any other supported third-party software?

This information applies to version(s): 2018, 2, 3, 4, 5
Yes, all the Nik Collection software can be used in standalone mode. Simply right-click on an image in your operating system’s file browser and select the Nik program from the context menu, or open the software and import your image from the file menu or by clicking the dedicated button.


Nik Viveza (and other Nik Collection apps) doesn’t make localized changes when using control points. Why are the corrections not applied to the control point?

This information applies to version(s): 4, 5
We recommend verifying that you are adjusting the parameters of the chosen control point, and not the general settings


How do I activate Nik Collection by DxO?

This information applies to version(s): 2018, 2, 3, 4, 5
– We recommend activating the Nik Collection in standalone mode, rather than as a plug-in: please double click on any Nik software icon to launch them this way.
– Enter your activation code in the white bar and then click the buton “Activate” once entered.


What are the system requirements for Nik Collection by DxO?

To view our system requirements directly from this article, please click this link


I already own a license for NIk Collection by DxO, how can I upgrade?

This information applies to version(s): 2018, 2, 3, 4
First log in to your customer account, and then please choose “My Software” in order to see all your current software along with the respective upgrade options on the right-hand side.
To log in to your Customer Account directly from this article, please click on this link.

Digging deeper

A user guide to answer all your questions.

Do you have a specific question? The Nik Collection 5 User Guide has all the answers.