Nick explained that they are updates, not upgrades. The implication is that if you already have the programs, they will be free whereas upgrades would require you to get out your credit card. However, most people are smarter than I am and can provide their credit card information without getting it out.But I assume that if I don't want the film looks and don't use Affinity there is no reason to upgrade.
I don't know if NX-D includes a version of Nik software (I seriously doubt that it does) but I do know that the only way to legally get the current version of the collection is to buy a license from DXO or one of its business partners. DXO initially made the Nik Collection compatible with Photoshop products and the latest version (2.5) is compatible with Affinity Version 1.8. I don't remember if it's compatible with other software applications.I haven't used NX-D, or whatever it's called now, in a long time. Does it still include the Nik software?
Actually, it's the other way around, Buy NIK and you get the basic DXO-PL with it.Unsurprisingly, it is included with DxO's own software editing product, which makes sense. No idea of which other programs are also licensed to include it. I still have the older free version of NIK that I'd hung on to, intending to use it "one of these days" and of course never did, but now there is no need to bother with that any more, since it is included with DxO PhotoLabs 3, much to my pleasure.