Google makes its Nik tools for photographers free

Mar

26

2016

Google announced Thursday to make his Nik Collection free. For the toolkit had to be paid before 149 euros, but Google says that they want to make it free for everyone to use it.

Google states that they want to focus on long-term investments such as making photo editing software for mobile devices, through such as Google Photos and Snapseed. This would also have played a role in the decision to let everyone free use of the Nik Collection tools for PC.

Nik Collection includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. The tools are plug-ins that can be used include Photoshop and Lightroom for example, to sharpen or edit color image. Who bought the software in 2016, will automatically receive the money that he has refunded paid.

Not all users are equally pleased with the change. The move to free tools, by users on camera forum Fuji X Forum gave the impression that this is the end of the development of plug-ins. This is also partly because since the acquisition of the German Nik Software though no major updates have been more by Google in 2012, for the plug-ins. This results in the forum felt that time Google Nik purchased only for Snapseed.

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