Nik Sharpener
Perfection is in the details

Accentuate detail exactly where need it, and optimize images for print or digital display.

A great alternative to Photoshop, and many users will find it more intuitive.


6 reasons to perfect your images with
Nik Sharpener


Create images that make an impact

Sharpening your photos to just the right amount will make a difference.


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 Presharpener for the ideal start.


… for the perfect finish

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


Nik Sharpener
Upgrades in v7

Every plugin gets big upgrades:

  • Files open faster
  • Jump between plugins
  • 3 new features in U Point local adjustments
  • Quick Export and Quick Search

Discover all the new features

Essential for photographers.

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Attention to detail

Achieve perfection through two unique stages of sharpening.

First, Nik Pre-Sharpener intelligently 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, and grab your viewer’s attention.