Google brought ample delight to professional photographers last year as the search giant made its set of photo editing tools – Nik Collection – completely free of cost from its price tag of $150 earlier. However, it seems like the party has now ended as the search giant has now announced that it will no longer be updating the collection going ahead.
Interestingly, the announcement made by Google, spotted first by PetaPixel, was quietly added to Nik Collection’s official homepage. In the announcement banner, Google says: “The Nik Collection is free and compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.10; Windows Vista, 7, 8; and Adobe Photoshop through CC 2015. We have no plans to update the Collection or add new features over time.”
The search giant acquired Nik Software back in 2012. Notably, the company was also the creator of Snapseed, which was initially seen as a rival for Instagram. While the drop of price tag came as a pleasant surprise last year, in hindsight it seems like an appropriate move towards a dying product.
Those who are interested in using the advanced set of picture editing tools can still get hold of it till it remains relevant but the latest announcement will likely come as a shock for Nik Collection loyalists who were expecting more features to be added going ahead.