Release Note – Nik Collection 2 by DxO

WHAT’S NEW IN NIK COLLECTION 2 BY DxO?

Caution:

  • Please note that Nik Collection 2 by DxO is a new offer including the following software:
    • The updated version of the 7 plugins of Nik Collection (below mentioned as “Nik plugins”)
    • DxO PhotoLab 2.3
  • By purchasing the Nik Collection 2 by DxO, you will be given
    • 1 x Nik Collection 2 by DxO License Key (that can be activated 3 times)
    • 1 x DxO PhotoLab 2 Essential Edition License Key (that can be activated 3 times)
  • In case of trial, please note that DxO PhotoLab 2(.x) Elite Edition users will be upgraded to DxO PhotoLab 2.3 Elite Edition after installing Nik Collection 2 by DxO (if an Elite Edition License for DxO PhotoLab 2(.x) is already owned, after purchasing Nik Collection 2 by DxO the given additional Essential Edition license key is obviously useless)
  • In case of purchase, please note that buyers will be given an additional Dxo PhotoLab 2 Essential Edition license key (not needed if an Elite Edition License is already owned)
  •  If you already own a version of Nik Collection, please make a copy of your custom and imported presets before installing Nik Collection 2 by DxO.
    • Visit our FAQ:

How to export / import presets: https://support.dxo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015301507-Presets-and-Recipes

Features:

Presets: 42 “En Vogue” presets

  • Color Efex Pro 4 includes a new series of 10 presets / recipes
  • Silver Efex Pro 2 includes a new series of 10 presets
  • Analog Efex Pro 2 includes a new series of 10 presets / tools combination
  • HDR Efex Pro 2 includes a new series of 12 presets

DxO PhotoLab 2.3 (Essential Edition): Is now part of Nik Collection 2 by DxO

  • Improved synergy between Nik Collection 2 by DxO and DxO PhotoLab 2.3 with a dedicated Nik Plugin Selector for direct access to any of the 7Nik plugins

Improvements:

HiDPI Support

  • Improved single monitor support on Windows for -Efex plugins (Color Efex Pro 4 – Silver Efex Pro 2 – HDR Efex Pro 2 – Analog Efex Pro 2) (now similar to macOS version)
  1.  Interface is now displayed taking into account scale setting from current monitor
  2. Selective Tool’s interface is now scaled to the main monitor’s resolution
  3. Improved sharpness when launched from Adobe Lightroom and on standalone interface
  4. Image preview is now always displayed at resolution from current monitor
  •  Improved multi-monitors support on macOS and Windows

 Interface

  • Color Efex Pro 4 improved distinction between active and non-active panels

 Installer

  • Dual installer: Nik Collection 2 by DxO now includes DxO PhotoLab 2.3 installation to its 7 plugins

Bug Fixes:

 

  • HDR Efex Pro 2: Output image is now by default saved in one of the input image’s directory instead of being saved in macOS/users/ (on macOS) or C:\Users\<username>\Documents (on Windows)
  • (macOS) Display issue when a font is missing is now fixed
  • (macOS) Selective Tool minimization issue in Adobe Photoshop is now fixed
  • (macOS) The progress bar is now refreshing in real time while installing your software
  • (Windows) Installer now detects the latest and future version of Adobe Photoshop
  • (macOS) Installation issues with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 when downloaded from Mac App Store is now fixed
  • Links from installer issue in some languages is now fixed

Useful Information

…about installation

For macOS users:

  • By default, Nik Collection 2 by DxO installer will first install the 7 Nik plugins
  • Then it will install DxO Photolab 2.3 in background
  • Once installation is completed you will have installed both the 7 Nik plugins and DxO PhotoLab 2.3
  • By default, the 7 Nik plugins and DxO PhotoLab 2.3 will be installed in the Applications directory
  • By default, Nik Collection 2 by DxO will overwrite any former version of Nik Collection installed in the Applications directory
  • By default, DxO PhotoLab 2.3 will overwrite any former version of DxO PhotoLab 2 (no impact on existing DxO PhotoLab 1 or DxO Optics Pro) located in the Applications directory.
  • macOS installer includes a link to retrieve easily Nik Collection 2018 by DxO v1.1

For Windows users:

  • Nik Collection 2 by DxO installer will first install the 7 Nik plugins
  • Once installed it will explicitly open DxO Photolab 2.3 installer and ask user for permission to install DxO PhotoLab 2.3
  • By default, the 7 Nik plugins and DxO PhotoLab 2.3 will be installed in a “DxO” folder located in C:\Program Files\DxO
  • By default, it will overwrite any former version of Nik Collection or DxO PhotoLab 2. Including Nik Collection by Google.
  • Windows installer includes a link to retrieve easily Nik Collection 2018 by DxO v1.1

 

…about uninstallation

  • Once the 7 Nik plugins are uninstalled, the uninstaller will provide a link to retrieve Nik Collection 2018 by DxO v1.1