Nik Sharpener

Rebuilt from the ground up, Nik Sharpener accentuates image detail with the perfect level of sharpness exactly where you need it.

Use Nik Sharpener to optimize images for print or digital display.

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


Upgraded and with a brand new interface

Nik Sharpener has been completely overhauled. In addition, it gets all of the powerful updates to local adjustments and Photoshop Smart Objects seen elsewhere in the plugin suite.

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


Use intuitive tools that just make sense

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


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 immediately to every change — and zoom in to be sure!


Two stages of sharpening …

Use Nik Pre-Sharpener for the ideal start


… for the perfect finish

Use Nik Sharpener Output to optimize images for print or digital display

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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 Nik Pre-Sharpener which cleverly extracts the correct level of detail from an image file.

The second stage — Nik Sharpener Output — 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.

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.