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.
Couch potatoes rejoice: you can now browse your Lightroom images using an Apple TV. Adobe’s Lightroom for Apple TV app, which is available now for free, will work on 4th generation Apple TV set-top boxes and requires a Creative Cloud subscription. Once it’s loaded on your set, you can view images in a slideshow, stop... More ›
Road warriors rejoice. Adobe is rolling out a major update to Lightroom mobile (iOS v. 2.4) that addresses a key wishlist item for many shooters: the ability to transfer and edit RAW images on iOS-based mobile devices. With the update, users can transfer RAW image files from their cameras to an Apple device via Apple’s... More ›
Thinking about kicking your branding up a notch? Adobe Spark, a new trio of apps from the creator of Lightroom and Photoshop, provides tools to create online blog posts, marketing materials and stories, all focused on visuals. The three apps that make up Adobe Spark—Post, Page and Video—were revamped and rebranded under the name Spark in May.... More ›