Google makes Nik Collection photo editing plugins free

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As smartphone cameras become more powerful and the default device for many people to capture images, having capable photo editing tools available becomes increasingly important. Google makes some rudimentary editing functions available in their Photos app and more advanced features are available in the Snapseed app. Now Google is making a set of plugins called the Nik Collection, available for free to users to step things up a little bit more.

The Nik Collection plugins work with Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture. The plugins include the following:

  • Analog Efex Pro
  • Color Efex Pro
  • Silver Efex Pro
  • Viveza
  • HDR Efex Pro
  • Sharpener Pro
  • Dfine

Google indicates they will issue refunds to anyone who bought the Nik Collection during 2016. People who fall in that category should expect to see the funds show up in the next few days.

source: Nik Collection by Google (Google+)