Today, Google announced the release of the re-branded Nik Collection of photo enhancement and editing plug-ins. The complete collection of plug-ins, is now delivered by a single installer. Individual plug-ins are no longer available, but you can get the complete set of pro plug-ins for $149. That’s a steal.
Even better… if you own ANY single current Nik Plug-in, they’re going to upgrade you to the Nik Collection for free!
At this point, the only major change is the installer and the product branding to “Nik Collection by Google.” The software also has been updated to support Windows 8.
All the plug-ins remain the same as they were before. The Nik Collection includes:
- Color Efex Pro 4 (photo filters and special effects)
- Dfine 2 (noise reduction)
- Sharpener Pro 3 (sharpening tools)
- Viveza 2 (image adjustments with Control Points)
- Silver Efex Pro 2 (monochrome conversion)
- HDR Efex Pro 2 (HDR tone-mapping tool)
The Nik Collection can be purchased for $149 at www.niksoftware.com Use coupon code JODELL and save 15%, for a purchase price of $126. That’s a great value for something that until recently cost over $400.
The other good news is that it is clear that Google intends to support these products for the foreseeable future. I use the Nik plug-ins every day and they are simply the best quality out there.
You can also download a free 15-day trial version of the collection.
Don’t forget to check out my comprehensive set of guides to the “Efex” plug-ins, including printable eBooks and video tutorials.
5 thoughts on “Google Releases Nik Collection: $149 for the complete software suite”
How do I get the set at no cost as mentioned above since I already have HDR Effex Pro. I went to the web site and could not see how to do this.
You should be getting an email from Nik/Google provided that your software is registered and your contact information is up to date.
I currently us Capture NX2 for most of my processing along with Color Efex pro3. I also own the entire package for Lightroom. My intension was to use the lightroom version as a standalone application and export from NX2 as needed. Now that I can also get the NIK complete package that will work with Photoshop I was thinking of playing with that too.
It may be a little early to ask this question since it was just announced, but my question is once I get the upgrade for NIK Collection will I still be able use it the different packages as standalone application with NX2?
Yes. It installs both PS and LR versions.
I have not been able to use the program… Was downloaded into my computer but I cant open it!! ;(