Google’s NIK Collection now free for Mac and PC. It used to be $150.00
Google has simply given a pleasant present to the photographic group. The NIK Collection, a $150 bundle of processing instruments and filters is now a freebie.
Google made the announcement in a weblog publish yesterday.
“Starting March 24, 2016, the newest Nik Collection will be freely obtainable to obtain: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you bought the Nik Collection in 2016, you’ll obtain a full refund, which we’ll mechanically concern again to you within the coming days.
We’re excited to carry the highly effective photograph enhancing instruments as soon as solely used by professionals to much more folks now.”
The instruments are designed as plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom. I exploit them nearly day-after-day in my panorama processing. Dfine is among the really nice noise discount instruments. Silver Efex Pro turns coloration photographs into placing black and white pictures. I’ve used Color Efex Pro for creating gradients to tame skies, improve foliage, and enhance distinction. NIK additionally has HDR device that’s included on this free set, however I don’t suppose it’s pretty much as good because the venerable Photomatix software program.
I feel the one query is whether or not or not Google will proceed to replace this software program and hold it suitable with OS modifications. I’ve discovered all of the modules in NIK instruments to be very sturdy, and I’m operating them high quality on the newest OS X updates.
Google has continued to hold Snapseed for iOS replace, so I suppose there’s some hope for the NIK Collection, however Google hasn’t mentioned they may hold it up to date, and of their weblog publish they talked about they’re concentrating on cell.
If you do work in Photoshop or Lightroom, I feel the NIK Collection is a must have. It’s free now, so in case you have the necessity, seize it.
Here’s the obtain web page.
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