Google decided to give Nik Collection for free. This post processing kit was previously $150-$250.
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.
Download the kit, available for Mac and Windows, from here: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
This is great news for photographers, who wish to fine tune their photos with Lightroom or similar programs. The post processing really makes big difference between non processed images, and post processed images.
As always, I like to play with a new toy. When using one of the tools, I managed to create a photo, which for some reason, makes my eyes hurt, when I look at it. The feeling is similar as hearing nails scraping chalkboard, but experience with eyes.