When Google acquired Nik Software back in September, the photographic community took it as a sign that the internet giant was focusing more intently on our passion. But last week, when Google announced it would be pulling support for the desktop version of Nik’s popular mobile editor Snapseed, the same people wondered if this spelled the end of the rest of Nik’s well-respected suite of plugins.
Fortunately, the opposite is the case. Google may have pulled their support for the desktop version of Snapseed, but the remaining offerings from Nik are not only still available, they will be sold in a record-low-priced bundle.
Reaffirming its commitment to photographers, Google is re-releasing the complete collection of Nik plugins — including Dfine, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, and Sharpener Pro — for only $150. The plugins, which will no longer be sold individually, used to sell for $100 a piece.
Fortunately, for those who have purchased any of the plugins at the previous price, Google isn’t going to leave you hanging. If you’ve bought any of the plugins in the last five years, the company is going to give you the entire suite for free. And if you spent more than $150 on Nik plugins since February 22nd of this year, Google will actually refund you the difference.
The bundle is already available for purchase on Nik’s website, complete with a new name (Nik Collection by Google) and a new one-time installer that will support Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Aperture.
You can get more details, pick up a 15-day free trial, or buy the whole collection by clicking here.