Nik Collection 2018 by DxO

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DxO has today introduced Nik Collection 2018 by DxO, which offers full compatibility with the latest Adobe CC products and both recent macOS and Windows updates and is 64-bit. The Selective Brush tool is now fully operational across all the filters. The plug-ins are now compatible with Lightroom Classic CC, Photoshop CC 2018, and Photoshop Elements 2017/2018. 

Note that DxO recommends that you first export your custom and imported presets and recipes from the earlier version before installing the new one. 

In addition, version 1.2 of PhotoLab introduces new U-point type correction features.

The new Nik Collection 2018 is available for US$50 until July 1st, US$69 afterward. It includes the full set of original Nik products (Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, Silver Efex Pro, and Viveza). There's a free 30-day trial for those that want to check out the product. 

Note: DxO isn't doing much to increase my confidence in their handling of Nik. Upon first download, I could still get Silver Efex Pro to crash in Photoshop CC 2018. But wait, there's an update already. Yeah, tried loading that, won't let me activate from the installer or after it's installed  ;~). At least it doesn't crash Photoshop. DxO points you to the email you receive for the activation code. Only problem, the purchase email they sent was blank. I would say that DxO is exhibiting all the indications of a company trying to get a release out before it was actually ready. 

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