A few years ago, buying the Nik collection of six professional photography tools would have cost you close to $500. Today, Google announced it would be slashing the price to nothing.
Google purchased German based developer Nik, creators of the popular app Snapseed, back in 2012 and immediately dropped the price of their pro tools to $149. The Nik collection grew to seven plugins under Google, which include Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine, all of which work with powerful photo editing suites like Aperture, Photoshop, and Lightroom.
If you were unlucky enough to buy the collection in 2016, Google is being nice enough to reimburse you. While this move does suggest the California technology giant will not be supporting any further development of Nik projects not named Snapseed, it is pretty hard to complain when they just became free.
You can download the Nik Collection here.
— RC Concepcion (@aboutrc) March 24, 2016