Have you heard of Snapseed? It was the go to app for picture editing on the mobile phone and tablets. Nik is the German company behind the mobile app. Nik happens to also make a number of wonderful Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom plugins. In 2012 Google brought the company. The app become free and now Google has made all the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom plugins free to download.

If you were to buy the full set just yesterday it would have been $150. That in itself is a discount from the original priced at $500. Don’t fret if you were one of those people who recently brought the plugins. Google will refund anyone who bought the plugins earlier in 2016. One has to wonder does this mean that Google has no intentions of developing Nik’s desktop photography any longer? If so, I guess free software is one way to help with the pain of losing a great product.

Analog Efex Pro

Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses.

Get the photo you’re looking for, even if you don’t own the equipment. Let effects inspired by traditional cameras bring you back to the vintage age of photo development. Choose from 10 different Tool Combinations to easily apply their effects, or use the Camera Kit to mix and match your favorite analog features.


Color Efex Pro

A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects.

Find a look that inspires you, then take it further. Visual presets give you a wide range of options to use as starting points for your photographic exploration.


Silver Efex Pro

Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls.

Advancements in black and white controls help you achieve great results quickly. Take advantage of tools like Dynamic Brightness, Soft Contrast, Amplify Whites, Amplify Blacks, and the advanced Grain Engine.



Selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections.

You can choose exactly where enhancements are applied without using complicated selections or layer masks. The changes you make automatically and naturally blend with your image, producing spectacular results.

HDR Efex Pro

From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.

Powerful controls help you create exceptional natural and artistic HDR photos as HDR Efex Pro gives you a wide range of options for any image.

Sharpener Pro

Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image sharpening.

Enhance subtle details and textures to create images in a distinctive style. The Structure, Local Contrast, and Focus tools give you a variety of creative sharpening options.


Improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera.

Dfine lets you adjust contrast and reduce color noise separately, making it easy to control the type and amount of noise reduction applied to your photo.


By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |