It was once a $500 package of pro photo editing software but is now completely free. The Nik Collection of photo editing tools, which was recently priced at $150 following Google’s acquisition in 2012, is now available free for everyone.
“As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free,” Google announced this month. Those who have already paid for the software in 2016 will get their money back automatically.
UPDATE - 2018
The product has now been acquired from Google by DxO labs. They plan to update the Collection and enhance the U Point technology. At present the Collection can still be downloaded freely by emailing DxO for a download link.