Nik Collection 4.2 Released

by Sep 29, 2021Photography Blog

Robin Whalley Landscape Photographer

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Nik Collection 4.2 Released

I’ve just received a press release that DxO has announced the release of version 4.2 of the Nik Collection. Reading the information, I know some of you will be very pleased about this one. It includes a couple of fixes that some people have been eagerly awaiting.

Nik Collection 4.2 Supports Apple M1

Although I don’t have the M1 chip in any of my Mac computers it’s becoming popular. I’ve also seen an increase in the number of people asking when the Nik Collection will support M1. Well, here it is.

To quote directly from the DxO press release “Users of Photoshop 22.3 (and later) working on a Mac M1 can run it in ‘native’ mode or with the Rosetta emulator. Up until now, they had to use Rosetta to be able to run Nik Collection.” recalls Jean-Marc Alexia, Vice President Product Strategy. “With the 4.2 version of Nik Collection, users can now opt to run the software in ‘M1 native’ mode and enjoy an optimized user experience.”

Capture One Support

Again, this is a problem a few people have asked me about and which I’ve experienced myself. After launching either Nik Viveza 3 or Nik Silver Efex Pro 3 from Capture One, the adjustments fail to save to the image. It’s rather frustrating as everything appears to work fine but then you find the image hasn’t changed.

The new Nik Collection 4.2 fixes this problem, making Nik Silver Efex and Nik Viveza compatible with the latest version of Capture One.

Nik Silver Efex Responsiveness

Again, quoting directly from the press release.

 “With Nik Collection 4.2, Nik Silver Efex has once again improved its U Point technology. Control Points, which make it possible to locally adjust contrast, edit brightness, and structure specific areas in the image with infinite precision, have become even more responsive. The photographer’s workflow has become even faster.”

I’m writing this as the news is announced, so I haven’t had time to test the changes. I’m now going to login to my DxO account to download and install the updates.

If you don’t already use the Nik Collection and would like to try it (I think it’s brilliant software) you can purchase it from the DxO website. The Nik Collection 4.2 (Windows and macOS) is currently available for the special price of £88.99 instead of £133 and £54.99 instead of £69 for the upgrade, until October 10, 2021.

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