Having been a user of the original Nik Collection, I thought it would be good to check out the updated versions from DxO.

Just like the original Nik Collection, the updated version offers a clean easy to use interface for this set of plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The software also works seamlessly using the ‘Edit with’ function in Capture One Pro.

With a quick edit using Color Efex Pro 4 and Silver Efex Pro 2, the most noticeable difference from the original software is the slickness, a much quicker and glitch-free round trip in editing, wherein the previous version I often obtained some unpredictable results.

The images below show some of the results possible in just a couple of minutes in using Nik Collection 3. You can click the banner below to get a free 30 day trial of the updated Nik Collection.

 

The comparison below shows the original image and the result from Color Efex Pro 4

The comparison below shows the original image and the result from Silver Efex Pro 2