Google’s “The Nik Collection” is now completely free to download
Great news for all of you photo enthusiasts all over the world!
Google’s photo editing software “Nik Collection” designed for professional photographers is now available for everyone for free. It was retailed for $149 before but today you can download the software for free for both Windows and Mac users.
Here you can read Google’s announcement, which includes more information on the software package and its capabilities.
Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.
Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. 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.
The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.
Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.
We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.
The Google Nik Collection consists of plug-ins for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Aperture, and is available for Windows and Mac:
- Analog Efex Pro – Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses.
- Silver Efex Pro – Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls.
- HDR Efex Pro – From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.
- Dfine – Improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera.
- Color Efex Pro – A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects.
- Viveza – Selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections.
- Sharpener Pro – Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image sharpening.
Take note that these are all plugins for the software mentioned, not standalone tools, meaning you’ll need the software listed above for you to be able to use them. Also if you bought Nik Collection within the period of January 1, 2016, up until this announcement, then you are eligible to receive a refund for your purchase over the following days