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Google Nik Collection, $149 professional photo tool, now completely free

by Todd Haselton | March 25, 2016March 25, 2016 6:00 am PST

Google recently announced that Nik Collection, its premium photo editing suite that caters to professional photographers, is now completely free. The software, which includes 7 desktop plugins and allows you do to anything from adding effects to retouching and applying filters, was previously priced at $149.

“As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it,” Google explained. The company said that anyone who bought the Nik Collection in 2016 will get a full refund, too, which is a nice touch for folks who just bought the software.

“The free Nik Collection package includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine,” Google said. You can check out the Nik Collection by hitting the source below.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...