DxO acquires Nik

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by BobbyT, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
  2. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    528
    Feb 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Well, this is good news. Even if the plugins aren't free down the line, as long as they're not too expensive, it's better than losing them.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Twilli53 Subscribing Member

    230
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida, USA
    Tim Williams
    I agree. I have already signed up for the 2018 update.
     
  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FujiXspot Regular

    107
    Feb 4, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    likewise
     
  5. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

    450
    May 25, 2017
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Sadly there is no Linux version.
     
  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    528
    Feb 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Nor a version that works directly with Apple's Photos app.
     
  7. bs1946

    bs1946 FujiXspot Regular

    81
    Mar 12, 2016
    It wasn't a gift from Google, they bought it and it's probably just a matter of time before they start charging for Nik. The only question is what will they do with Nik? They can keep it as is, adding more features and presets or they can warp it into something else.
     
  8. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    The article says it will remain free for now, implying they will be charging for it in the future. DxO has already integrated the U point feature of Nik into DxO's new editing software. And there will be an updated version of the Nik Suite in 2018.
     
  9. plaatje

    plaatje FujiXspot Regular

    51
    Mar 11, 2016
    Jos
    Maybe this is of any help but if you use the app Open in . . . you can use Nik software from Apple's Photo.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
    Tony
    This is sweet. I finally learned how to install and run Nik under Linux Ubuntu using WINE. It ran fine, and runs much faster than it did on my old laptop with Win7. Here's a photo I took recently with my X-T1, and run through Analog Efex Pro:

    DSCF0460a.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Twilli53 Subscribing Member

    230
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida, USA
    Tim Williams
    Very nice, I was hoping DXo would pick up Fuji x series cameras. I just checked and as of 11 pro they don't support them. Unbelievable really.