How to use Nik Collection 2 by DxO

DxO Nik Collection 2 DCW tutorial image
(Image credit: DxO)

When DxO bought the Nik Collection from Google and relaunched it last year, the photographic world breathed a sigh of relief. The best-loved plug-in suite of all time had found a new home where it would get the longevity and development it deserved. 

And now DxO has taken it a step further, launching the Nik Collection 2 and addressing two of the biggest demands from the Nik community – freedom from dependence on Adobe’s software and subscription plans, and the ability to work directly with raw files. 

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at