Google’s $149 Nik Collection of photography tools made free for photographers

Photographers around the world will have something to cheer about today because Google is giving its Nik Collection of photography tools for free.

The Nik Collection is a suite of seven desktop plug-ins for photography and is popular among professional photographers. The Nik Collection which used to cost $149 for download has been made free by Google starting today.

The Nik Collection was developed by a German developer also named Nik and retailed for $499.95. Google had acquired Nik’s tools for its mobile editing app Snapseed and reduced the price from $499.95 to $149 then.

The Nik Collection has since grown from six to seven plug-ins. It includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro, and Dfine, all of which work in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture. All these plug-ins which were a domain of professional photographers earlier can down be downloaded for free.

If you are a photography junkie, you can download the entire Nik Collection here. Google also stated that those who had paid $149 in 2016 for the tools will be automatically refunded.