Google might have acquired photo software marker Nik primarily for its Snapseed mobile app, but it also got the company’s well-regarded suite of desktop software in the deal. And just like it made Snapseed free on mobile, it’s now taking a big chunk out of the price tag of Nik’s other apps, offering the six-plugin Nik Collection for $149, down 70 percent from its previous price of $499.95.
The package includes everything from Viveza 2 for making selective color adjustments (pictured above) to Silver Efex Pro 2 for recreating film-like black and white looks with your digital images. And the single $149 price tag will let you use the software with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Apple’s Aperture on both Windows and OS X. Best of all, if you’ve bought any of the plugins in the past five years, Google will let you download the whole package for free. If you do any creative photo work in the apps mentioned above, the collection is definitely worth checking out, and there’s a 15-day free trial if you want to try before you buy.