Perhaps making up for the controversy it created when it discontinued the Snapseed Desktop app, Google today announced a significant price cut for the Nik plug-in suite. The Nik plug-ins have long been popular with photographers looking to expand the power of Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. Previously these plug-ins were in the $100-200 range with full six plug-in suites running $300 for Aperture/Lightroom and $500 for Photoshop/Elements.
However, today’s announcement reduces that price to $130 for the “Nik Collection by Google” and includes the Color Efex Pro 4, Dfine 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Sharpener Pro 3, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Viveza 2 plugins. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that, according to the announcement, if you have bought any of the Nik plug-ins in the past, Google will be contacting you and offering you the ability to upgrade to the entire suite for free. If you have never tried the Nik plug-ins, you can visit niksoftware.com for a 15-day free trial of the Collection.
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You’re looking at a prototype of what will be the highest capacity SDXC card in the world. SanDisk showed off the card at Photokina 2016. We don’t know when SanDisk will have the card ready for commercial distribution, but we do know why they’re making it: to keep pace with today’s new memory-intensive imaging applications,... More ›
While Fujifilm’s medium format camera sucked up a lot of the oxygen, the company had more to offer at Photokina. Specifically, the news that it would release a square (1:1) format Instax film and camera in the Spring of 2017. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is all we know. There is a new micro-site teasing... More ›