Today, Google announced the release of the re-branded Nik Collection of photo enhancement and editing plug-ins. The complete collection of plug-ins, is now delivered by a single installer. Individual plug-ins are no longer available, but you can get the complete set of pro plug-ins for $149. That’s a steal.
Even better… if you own ANY single current Nik Plug-in, they’re going to upgrade you to the Nik Collection for free!
At this point, the only major change is the installer and the product branding to “Nik Collection by Google.” The software also has been updated to support Windows 8.
All the plug-ins remain the same as they were before. The Nik Collection includes:
- Color Efex Pro 4 (photo filters and special effects)
- Dfine 2 (noise reduction)
- Sharpener Pro 3 (sharpening tools)
- Viveza 2 (image adjustments with Control Points)
- Silver Efex Pro 2 (monochrome conversion)
- HDR Efex Pro 2 (HDR tone-mapping tool)
The Nik Collection can be purchased for $149 at www.niksoftware.com Use coupon code JODELL and save 15%, for a purchase price of $126. That’s a great value for something that until recently cost over $400.
The other good news is that it is clear that Google intends to support these products for the foreseeable future. I use the Nik plug-ins every day and they are simply the best quality out there.
You can also download a free 15-day trial version of the collection.
Don’t forget to check out my comprehensive set of guides to the “Efex” plug-ins, including printable eBooks and video tutorials.