Why the Future looks bleak for Google's Nik Collection?



Nik Collection, the erstwhile popular collection of filters and editing tools for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, which was acquired by Google in 2012 is rather facing a bleak future as Google has announced discontinuation of support for the software.

The photo editing tools compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and above, Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop through CC 2015, comprises of seven applications: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.

While Google stated that it has no plans to update the Collection or add new features over time, users will still have access to it indefinitely.

Albeit, Nik Collection is staple in many photographers post workflow, and already had a strong and loyal following owing to Google’s decision to remove the price tag of $149.

Meanwhile, the mobile version, Snapseed, which was also acquired with the Nik Collection, will continue to offer a solid collection of photo-editing tools for Android and iOS devices, according to Google.
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