Google announced yesterday that they have decided to offer the Nik Collection desktop suite for free starting March 24 as a "long-term investment" move in "building incredible photo editing tools." The powerful photo editing suite went for a bundled product at $149 at Google but is now free for everyone 24/7. Some years back, the Nik Collection would have cost photography enthusiasts a whopping $500. Google is even offering a full refund to those who have purchased the software this year.
Photography buffs, professional or amateur, may now make use of the powerful photo editing collection with its wide range of features in seven desktop plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine. The suite includes black-and-white controls, vintage camera filters, noise reduction, HDR effects, color enhancement, color correction, and sharpening. Now anyone can have the capability to retouch, sharpen, and adjust the color as well as tonality of photos like a pro without spending a fortune on software. Download the Google Nik Collection here.