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    NIK Sold to Google...software may be discontinued.

    Went to my local store today and while talking color/BW I mentioned NIK software.

    Was told that NIK informed them that they were to D/C selling their software and return all stock...had been issued a check to cover the same.

    Seems like Google wanted Snapseed but may not need NIK plugins...hopefully someone will be able to acquire those assets.

    See here:

    Google Buys Nik to Lure Photographers to Google Plus - NYTimes.com

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    Re: NIK Sold to Google...software may be discontinued.

    Hi Bob,

    That's some pretty old news ......

    Nik itself, publicly, made a statement that they will continue to develop there Nik plugin software. And Google confirmed that (so much so for the NYT article).
    Let just hope that's true.

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    Agree...very nice software.

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    Re: NIK Sold to Google...software may be discontinued.

    I'd like to think Nik will keep shipping their desktop products, but I don't see how that fits into Google's product line/vision/roadmap.

    Glancing @ Nik's website, I note that they have not updated any of their software products in over 3 months. On September 13, they released updates to all their products, and that has been it since.

    My guess is at best we will see a reduced product line / less frequent updates of their desktop products.
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    Re: NIK Sold to Google...software may be discontinued.

    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Went to my local store today and while talking color/BW I mentioned NIK software.

    Was told that NIK informed them that they were to D/C selling their software and return all stock...had been issued a check to cover the same.

    Seems like Google wanted Snapseed but may not need NIK plugins...hopefully someone will be able to acquire those assets.

    See here:

    Google Buys Nik to Lure Photographers to Google Plus - NYTimes.com

    Bob
    I've liked Snapseed, it's a good editor for the iPad and iPhone. I hope Google doesn't screw it up. (The first version out the gate under their control added a bunch of borders and taken away the ability to adjust the borders. ... Don't know whether that bodes well.)

    Never saw any point to locking myself into someone's plug-ins when I'm already using Photoshop or Lightroom. I'd rather do the rendering myself.

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