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Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now. 

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This image caught our eye with its cool blue hues and simple composure, not to mention that this type of colorful image is a great twist on a monochromatic image.  Do you ever feel that you are drawn to colors that match your mood?  Does it affect your editing?  Like maybe red or orange hues are great if you are feeling energetic and free, but something like these blues may appeal more when you're feeling calm and content?  Something to think about.  Thank you +Peter Bredahl Dam for inspiring us!
Helgoland Bath House
Long Exposure 8 x 30 sec. exposures blended together into one 4 minute shot.

Color corrected in Nik Viveza 2.

By the way, feel free to check out my Nik Presets & Recipes Package:

#denmark #copenhagen #landscape #cityscape #longexposure 

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Check out the striking color +Ivan Slade captured in an Australian sky... a calm and quiet scene, but the color is giving off so much energy that it is almost chaotic.  The way it plays with our emotions, tugging between peace and chaos is wonderful!
A lovely and kind of weird sunset yesterday over Narrabeen lakes on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia.

I found this fallen tree at the lakes a while ago and have been back many times trying to catch a good sunset. Yesterday finally delivered! Must have looked hilarious standing on one leg balancing on the tree over the water trying to get this shot....

Canon 6D
Manual blend of three exposures in PS CC
ISO 100
Processed with the wonderful Nik Collection

#sunset   #sunsetphotos   #sunsetlovers   #reflection   #cloudscapephotography   #canonusers   #canonphotography  

+Photo Mania Australia +HQSP Landscape +Landscape Photography +BTP Landscape Pro +Nik Collection by Google 

+Tony Heyward +Ed Cobb +Dubie Bacino +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Mike Hankey +Nancy Dempsey 

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Thank you to +Saurabh Paranjape for this fantasy-like shot in the Scottish Highlands.  The wide angle, slow shutter, and high saturation all mix together for an almost surreal landscape that we really enjoy!
Buachaille Etive Mor

If there's one thing this shot taught me, it's that preparation is everything. 

This is one of my favorite shots from our Scotland trip and it almost didn't happen. I arrived at this spot in pouring rain, and given I had a very limited time in the Highlands, my choices were either a) wait it out or b) walk away. Of course, with a view like this, you wait it out. So, having researched this location before, I set up my gear exactly where I wanted, with exactly the settings I needed, and proceeded to wait for almost an hour in the cold rain with my jacket protecting the camera and midges proclaiming open season on any exposed skin. 

I got about a 10 minute window where the skies above me parted and I was able to fire off some quick shots before the rain returned with a vengeance and I had to run back to the car to avoid losing my precious gear to the elements.

Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a 17-40mm f/4 L lens at 19mm, f/11, 6s, ISO100

Processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Nik Collection by Google's Viveza Suite

#scotland   #highlands   #glencoe   #canonusers   #landscapephotography   #photography   #mountains   #buachailleetievmor   #rainyday   #waterfall   #naturephotography

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We are in awe of this image by +Enrique Pelaez, and how Edward Weston-esque it appears to be.  A true piece of fine art, thank you Enrique!
Thanks a lot to ( for selecting my image Strange and Powerful  to be included as part of the "Outstanding Gallery of B&W Wildlife Photos from 2014 Monochrome Awards". 

Gracias a ( por haber seleccionado mi imágen ¨Extrano y poderoso¨ para ser incluida como parte de la "Galeria de fotos excepcionales en B&N de los premios Monochrome en el 2014

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#showyourbestwork  +ShowYourBestWork 
#nikphotography +Nik Collection by Google  #niksoftware #nikcollection #nikcoverphoto (Silver Efex Pro2)
#soothingphotography +Soothing Photography 
#AllThingsMonochrome +All Things Monochrome       
#paintitclub +PaintIt Club 
#bellesphotos +Belles photos  
#magnificentmonochrome  +Magnificent Monochrome 
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome   
#hqspphotoart +HQSP Photo Art           
#PhotoManiaUSA  +Photo Mania USA 
#coolpixx   +COOL PIXX   
#offbeatimages  +Offbeat Images 
#arte #fineart #fineartphotography    
#bwfineart #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhitefineartphotographygallery #blackandwhitephotography          
#photography #potd #fotografía  
#quote #quotes #quotesoftheday #quotesonlife #quotesbyfamouspeople #moody  
#poetry #inspiring #inspiration #inspirational #dreamy  
#socialmedia #facebook #pinterest        
#Pelaez #socialnetworking  
#light #nature #naturephotography #naturephotos  
#canon #canonusers #canonphotography #canonphotographers  
#sentimentalsunday  +Sentimental Sunday Theme          
#promotephotography  +Promote Photography 
#closetohome +José Juan Escudero      
#facebook #facebookmarketing  
#fotografía #fotografia #arte  
#art #stardust  +Star Dust   #dreamstime  +Dreamstime
#hqspbirds  +HQSP Birds 
#birds4all  +Birds4All 
#birdphotography  +Bird Photography 
#birds   #bird     #allaboutmonochrome  

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How could we not share this stunning minimalist image by +Grant Murray?  It is quiet, it is beautiful, and it has just enough detail for us to get a sense of space without interfering with the minimalist style.  Thank you for sharing, Grant! 

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This image by +Justin Wondga seems like a poster for the end of summer.  It was awesome, but now it is just fading away... But most importantly, "pizza time" sounds like the best time ever.  We hope you had a good pizza time, Justin.
Town Motel
Browning, Montana

Nikon D750, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Adobe Lightroom 6 CC (2015.1.1)
Nik Analog Efex Pro 2
© 2015 +Justin Wondga

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Between the muted colors, the simple composition, and the fog/glow effect in this image, +Grant Murray has set the tone for quite the mysterious and emotional image.  It really pulls you in... don't you just feel like you are on the dock, deciding whether or not to move forward?  Wow, Grant!  Thanks!
Ambleside Pier 5 -

Created on a glorious, foggy morning in January 2014 in West Vancouver.

For +Olivier Du Tré 's #minimalmonday

For +Athena Carey 's #rectanglesaresexy

My trusted and much loved gear set up:

Camera: +Sony Alpha a850 D-SLR

Lens: +ZEISS Group cz-16-35mm f2.8

Ballhead and L-Plate: +Really Right Stuff

Tripod: +Manfrotto Imagine More 

ND Filters: +Formatt-Hitech

Software: +Adobe Photoshop , +Nik Collection by Google 

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This stadium shot by +Gerard Blacklock is a perfect example of HDR photography.  With odd lighting situations such as these (it looks like low natural light, bright stadium lights, partially outdoor and partially "indoor" subjects all in one scene), a tripod and multiple exposures is the best way to capture the whole scene in normal, even light. Great image, Gerard!

For those of you new to HDR, get a quick overview on our Help Center, here:
Stadium Stairs

Its a long way down... and a lot further up.. lookign back on this, i can just feel the calf muscles burn.

Processed using +Nik Collection by Google hdrefex, great allrounder for automatically blending images.

Techie love:
D750 coupled with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm  Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 1.6s (normal) 1/5s (under)  and 13s (over)
ISO 100
out front - Allianz Stadium

#allianz #allianzstadium #stadiumstomp2015 #stadiumstomp  

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Isn't a perfectly flat horizon line a thing of beauty?  And in this image by +Joachim Dyndale, that line divides so many contrasts: man vs. nature, open space vs. over crowding, cool tones vs. warm tones.  What a view!  Thanks Joachim :)  
Probably the last night shot from atop 30 Rock. Central Park side this time. This one is an HDR image made from three exposures. We had great weather, but I love that we had some clouds to make the sky interesting.

#nyc   #newyork   #30rock  #night #travel #hdr   #manhattan  
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