DxO Rescues Nik Software U-Point Technology

Posted Oct. 26th, 2017 by Daniel J. Cox

DxO Rescues Nik Software & U-Point Technology

I woke this morning to a tremendous bit of news. DxO software is saving Nik software from Google’s trash heap. Just this last week I was lamenting to several of our NE Explorers my frustration with Google purchasing one of the most effective and revolutionary pieces of software, Nik, and then sitting on it and letting it die.

DXO Rescues Nik Software U-Point Technology

One of my favorite websites, Petapixel.com, brought this great news to the world.

Nik originally built their amazing U-Point Technology for Nikon which Nikon used in their early version of Nikon Capture. The U-Point Technology tool that allowed you bring down highlights and many other options was something never seen before. Nikon eventually lost their hold on this fabulous idea, and Nik began selling their software directly to users. Then Google stepped in and bought them. Eventually, Google offered Nik for free which was a sweet deal, to say the least. It’s still free, but that most likely will change with the DxO purchase. Unfortunately, in the 3-5 years Google owned Nik, as far as I know, Google never updated with improvements. Even though it hasn’t been updated in years, the U-Point Technology tool is still one of the best and easiest to use software tools in existence.

With the announcement of DxO buying Nik, I’m guessing U-Point Technology is coming to DxO Optics. That is fabulous news indeed. DxO is already my main RAW conversion software of choice and with U-Point Technology tools it’s going to get even better. Can’t wait.

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  1. Ron McGinnisOn Oct. 28th, 2017

    I’ve been praying for this.. I have been a fan of the Nik filters for years and use a them everyday. I have been searching for something to replace it with, knowing that Nik was dying a slow death, it appears that my worries are over.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Oct. 28th, 2017

      I’m excited about this as well.

  2. Glen FoxOn Oct. 27th, 2017

    If you visit the DxO website you will see that U-point technology is already incorporated into DxO’s new software, and that DxO has changed the name of their software. So they are off to a great start. DxO is expanding the adjustments possible with their software, so that too is good news.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Oct. 28th, 2017

      You are correct Glenn. The way I read the original announcement I thought this a “Coming Soon” feature but as you said, it’s already part of DXO PhotoLab. Such a major change to have a great new feature appear BEFORE it was ever announced. Makes me excited about the November announcement from Panasonic that nobody has any idea what it’s about.

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    Mike CromwellOn Oct. 27th, 2017

    This makes me very happy. I paid the full library price before Nik sold to Google and have not been able to use it since i upgraded to Windows 10. i hope the DXO folks upgrade it
    In two ways: 1) to current operating systems and 2) to add fuctionality.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Oct. 28th, 2017

      I paid the full price for NIk originally too Mike. I’m just glad these tools have been saved from the likes of Google.

  4. Fred KurtzOn Oct. 26th, 2017

    That is wonderful news Dan. I actually paid for NIK before it was free. Probably will have to pay again but it will be worth it. DXO and NIK will be great together.

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