Google is giving away Nik Software’s entire desktop collection away for free
Nik Software, now owned by Google, has announced today that their entire Nik Collection is available for free, to everyone.
Citing their goals to focus on long-term investments in their photo editing tools for mobile devices, Nik says the desktop versions of their plugins, which range from sharpening tools to analogue filter applications, will be available without cost to photographers around the world.
This, of course, is a move that’s easily subsidized by Google’s acquisition of Nik Software, meaning profits from their desktop programs aren’t of much interest to Google.
For those who have purchased the collection in 2016, Nik says you will receive a refund, which will be issued back in the ‘coming days’.