DxO Rescues Nik Software U-Point Technology
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.
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.