Google NIK |

Googles’s photo NIK Photo Collection software is a set of imaging plugins for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture.  Google today, announced it would be offering the $150 software for FREE.  Google has decided to focus on image editing on mobile platforms and as a result, appears not to be further developing the NIK Photo Collection software.  OK, so no updates.  I can live with that.  The software is amazing.  I have used a lot of image editors, but nothing like this.  Here is an NIK enhanced photo I did just spelunking through some of the options:

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Enhanced |


Google’s describes the NIK Photo Collection:

Advanced editing, simplified

Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®.

Make precise edits quickly

Use U Point® technology to selectively edit just the parts of your photos that need touching up without losing time on complex masks and selections.


Download the NIK Collection here:

Here is the tutorial:

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