Nik Sharpener

Perfect sharpness, exactly where you need it

Enhance details by creating the ideal amount of sharpness with Nik Sharpener. Whether it’s for printing or for a high resolution display, make your photos crisp and captivating.

One of eight powerful plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic offering endless creative possibilities.

A great alternative to the sharpening tools available in Photoshop, and many users will find it more intuitive


6 reasons why you will love Nik Sharpener


Create images that make an impact

Sharpen your images to draw the eye to the best parts of your photo



Don’t fight with complex sliders. Get quick results, perfectly fine-tuned


Two stages of sharpening

Use Pre-RAW Sharpening for the ideal start to your workflow


Match your destination

Then use Output Sharpening to optimize it for display


Target sharpening exactly where it’s needed

U Point™ technology makes it easy to apply sharpening right where you want it


Instant results, right before your eyes

See how your image responds to every change immediately, and zoom in to be sure!


Attention to detail

Any image, no matter how good it looks, can be improved by applying just the right level of sharpening.

Nik Sharpener is innovative software that offers two unique stages of sharpening. The first stage is the RAW Pre-Sharpener that cleverly extracts the correct level of detail from an image file.

The second stage — Output Sharpening — applies a precise amount of sharpening to suit the image’s intended purpose, whether that’s a home printer, a professional lab, or a high-definition display.

Selective Sharpening

Sometimes, you might only need to sharpen a small area of an image. Selective sharpening can be a great means of directing a viewer’s attention to a particular detail, or making one feature stand out.

As seen across Nik Collection, Nik Sharpener uses U Point™ technology, intelligent local adjustments that allow you to target specific areas of an image.

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Sharpening that’s tailored to your photo’s destination

The Output Sharpening stage applies the perfect level of sharpening to suit the type of printer or display where your image will be viewed.

Create crisp images rich in detail that grab your viewer’s attention.


Coming very soon: A brand new interface

As part of DxO’s massive project to rebuild all of Nik Collection, Nik Sharpener is being overhauled.

A new user interface arrives in July as part of a free update to Nik Collection 6. Stay tuned!