Nik Collection review: is Google’s photo editing plug-in bundle the best of its kind?

Nik Collection review: we put Google's new photo editing plug-in bundle to the test

Nik Collection Review: spec list

Price
$149

System requirements PC
Windows Vista, 7 or 8; 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended); Photoshop CS4-6 (HDR Efex Pro 2, CS5-6), Photoshop Elements 9-11 (except HDR Efex Pro 2) or Photoshop Lightroom 3-4; 32-bit and 64-bit compatible (HDR Efex Pro 2 is 64-bit only)

System requirements Mac
Mac OS X 10.6.8-10.8, 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended), Photoshop CS4-6 (HDR Efex Pro 2, CS5-6) Photoshop Elements 9-11 (except HDR Efex Pro 2) Photoshop Lightroom 3-4 or Aperture 3.1 or later; 32-bit and 64-bit compatible (HDR Efex Pro 2 is 64-bit only)

How Nik Collection compares with other plug-in bundles

How Nik Collection compares with other plug-in bundles: Alien SkinAlien Skin Photo Bundle
Price: £270
This bundle contains all four Alien Skin plug-ins, including Bokeh for depth of field and soft focus, along with Exposure for applying film looks.

 

 

How Nik Collection compares with other plug-in bundles: Perfect PhotosuiteonOne Perfect Photo Suite 7 Premium Edition
Price: $299.95
Including plug-ins for enhancing portraits, black and white, and other photo effects. Works with Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Aperture.

 

 

How Nik Collection compares with other plug-in bundles: Topaz LabsTopaz Labs Photography Collection
Price: $349.99
With 13 plug-ins, this collection from Topaz Labs offers loads of options from lens and black and white effects, to enhancing detail and noise reduction.

PAGE 1 – What’s in the Nik Collection bundle?
PAGE 2 – How to use Nik Collection plug-ins with Photoshop & Lightroom
PAGE 3 – How to make adjustments with Nik Collection plug-ins
PAGE 4 – Nik Collection Review: spec list & how it compares to other plug-ins
PAGE 5 – Nik Collection review: the verdict

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