Nik Sharpener

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

One of eight powerful plug-ins 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.


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.

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.