DxO Labs recently announced that they acquired the NIK Collection from Google. This piece of software has been highly regarded by many photographers – however the development did come to a standstill after released for free by Google.
October 25, 2017
DxO, one of the most innovative companies in consumer imaging, today announces the acquisition of the Nik Collection assets from Google.
“The Nik Collection gives photographers tools to create photos they absolutely love,” said Aravind Krishnaswamy, an Engineering Director with Google. “We’re thrilled to have DxO, a company dedicated to high-quality photography solutions, acquire and continue to develop it.”
“We are very excited to welcome the Nik Collection to the DxO family,” said Jérôme Ménière, CEO and founder of DxO. “DxO revolutionized the image processing market many times over the years with its innovative solutions, and we will continue to do so with Nik’s tools, which offer new creative opportunities to millions of photographers. The new version of our flagship software DxO OpticsPro, which is available as of now under its new name DxO PhotoLab, is the first embodiment of this thrilling acquisition with built-in U Point technology.”
Unless a bunch of other software which was bought by Google and then let die there is hop for the NIK Collection. DxO has started to integrated the U Point technology in the latest incarnation of DxO Optics – would be version 12 but got renamed to DxO PhotoLab 1.
Furthermore DxO will develop the free version, too and is promising the release of a new version in 2018. Make sure you sign on to get updates about the process here!