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I had to share this exciting news as soon as I could.

The Nik Collection by Google is now FREE!! 

That’s right, the plugins that I use on virtually every image are not $299, the price before Google bought Nik.

They’re not $149, the price after Google bought Nik.

They are FREE!!

Run, don’t walk, and get your copy today!!

Notice: these plugins require that you have either Lightroom or Photoshop as host programs, this is not stand-alone software. 


21 thoughts on “My Favorite Plugins Are Now Free!!

    1. Hmmm, I know several people who’ve been successful downloading it. But they’ve gone through the link I shared on my fan page. Though I assume that out be the same.

      I would keep trying though because every photographer I know is sharing this so I bet their server is seeing a LOT of traffic since this was announced.

    2. For what it’s worth, I just tried it and it appears to be downloading onto my computer right now. I hate to think its only available here in the States and that’s causing your issue.

            1. I wish the new iPad Pro was powerful enough to run Lightroom. My MacBook Pro is going to need to be replaced soon and I’d love to be able to avoid buying another laptop.

              1. I find photo processing apps just so easy to use….they make programmes like Lightroom and photoshop seem so laborious and clunky….however currently they’re not as powerful….I’m ever hopeful๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

                1. I think it all depends on what you want for your photos. My main photo editor Is Lightroom, with all photos going through at least one of the Nik plugins before being called “Done.” Photoshop I’m using more and more as I get more into portraits. Lightroom simply doesn’t have the retouching capabilities that PS has.

    1. Don’t feel bad, I bought them back before Nik was purchased by Google. You know, when the full suit was $299 and not the $149 price that Google was charging. I thought these plugins were an indispensable part of my workflow then and I still do now.

      My only hope is that the internet chatter about this isn’t a step on the road to Google no longer supporting the software.

  1. Another blogger that I follow shared this news and I promptly downloaded Nik.
    Now to figure out how to find it on my computer and use it ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I do have LR. I’m just a bit dense sometimes when it comes to technology ๐Ÿ™‚
        Okay, not really dense … just have to figure it out

        1. It’s easy. Just chose and image, right click on it, then Edit In and you’ll see the list of plugins.

          All except for one that is. I’m not sure why, but to access HDR Efex you need to select the images you want to blend as an HDR the right click on them. But instead of choosing Edit In you need to choose Export instead.

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