Google makes Nik Software collection of photo-editing plug-ins available as a free download

nik-software-logoGoogle made an announcement that will make photography enthusiasts smile. It has made the entire Nik Software collection of photo-editing plug-ins available as a free download for Windows and Mac users. This software was priced at $149 till a couple of days back.

Users who have already purchased the Nik Collection in 2016 will get a complete refund, said Google.

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was bought in 2012 by Google.

Making the plugins free does imply that Google isn’t planning on developing Nik’s desktop photography any further, but hey: if you have to grieve, a bunch of free software does help ease the pain.