Google’s high-end Nik Collection photo software is now free, and probably dead

A few years ago, the Nik Collection of photo editing tools would have cost you $500. Now, Google’s giving it all away.

Why this matters: Google is in the business of selling ads though online services, not direct sales of online software, so while it’s unusual that the software lasted this long, Nik users probably should have seen the end coming. In any case, it’s further proof that just because you paid for something doesn’t mean it’s safe from the Silicon Valley acquire-and-kill model.

Source: Google’s high-end Nik Collection photo software is now free, and probably dead | PCWorld

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