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Nik Collection

Are you a photographer or photography enthusiast?

Previously on sale for $149 (€131), Google’s professional Nik Collection desktop suite has recently been made available for free. The suite comprises seven desktop plug-ins that provide a range of photo editing functions from colour collection and creative effects to image sharpening and retouching – Analog Efex Pro, Colour Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.

The plug-ins can be used alongside Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture.

“Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus on 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, so that now anyone can use it. We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now,” Google explained in a recent blog post.

Anyone who purchased the suite in 2016 should have received a full refund.

When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.