MASON RESNICK, ADORAMA LEARNING CENTER:
Just in the Nik of time, DxO has acquired the Nik Collection of desktop photo editing plug-ins from Google. Ever since Google made the Nik Collection free for anyone, the search giant also stopped developing the software suite, and it has been stuck in March, 2016. With their surprise announcement, DxO said they will resume development of the The Nik Collection—which consists of Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. New releases are planned in 2018.
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