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Google offering Nik Collection photo editing applications for free

Starting immediately, Google's Nik Collection of desktop image editing plug-ins is being offered free of charge. Nik's Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine apps are all available as a free download from Google, a substantial savings over the previous $150 price. Read more

Google announces Nik Collection plugins suite for $149

Google has announced the Nik Collection, a bundle of all six of Nik software's imaging plugins for $149, or 70% off the original price. Consisting of Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Sharpener Pro 3.0, the collection uses a single installer which is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. It's available now as a download from the Nik Software site for $149, with a 15-day free trial available. Google is also offering existing users of any Nik plugin the entire collection for free. Click through for more details on Connect.

The Nik Collection by Google includes every single one of Nik’s desktop plugins in a single bundle.

Nik Software’s mobile photo editor is now free for both Android and iOS.

Google acquires Nik Software with focus on mobile users

Google has acquired Nik Software, the San Diego-based maker of standalone and plug-in image editing tools. While Nik has a wide portfolio of products for photographers, industry insiders agree that the impetus behind the move was to acquire Snapseed, Nik's mobile image editing and sharing app. In light of Facebook's earlier acquisition of the highly popular Instagram app, the acquisition of one of its rivals is seen as an effort to make Google+ more attractive to mobile photographers. Financial terms have not been disclosed but Google's Senior Vice President of Engineering has stated the company's committment to Nik's plugins and high-end software.

Software Review: Nik Snapseed for Desktop

Photo editing software maker Nik has been making applications and plug-ins for digital photographers for years. Following the release of popular photo editing app Snapseed for iOS in 2011, Nik has has created a version for PC and Mac desktops. How does it compare? Lauren Crabbe finds out.