GOOGLE DROPS NIK

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Many saw it com­ing, but Google has now dropped sup­port for the ex­cel­lent Nik Col­lec­tion edit­ing suite. After ac­quir­ing Nik back in 2012, Google fo­cused its ef­forts on Nik’s Snapseed mo­bile soft­ware, turn­ing it into one of the most pop­u­lar photo edit­ing apps today. After chop­ping back the price of the Nik Col­lec­tion dras­ti­cally, Google fi­nally de­cided to give the soft­ware away com­pletely free of charge in 2016. This, it seems, was the start of the end, and all sup­port and de­vel­op­ment of the Nik Col­lec­tion has now been culled. The good news is that you can still down­load and use the soft­ware for free, how­ever after fur­ther OS up­dates, who knows if it’ll con­tinue to work in the fu­ture. It may be that Google de­cides to make the Nik Col­lec­tion open source, mean­ing that home de­vel­op­ers can con­tinue to adapt the soft­ware for use for many years to come. Fin­gers crossed! You can down­load the soft­ware at: www. google. com/ nikcol­lec­tion/

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