Google has recently announced that the Nik Collection is now available FREE.
If you are interested in obtaining the Nik Collection of software free you can use this link.
I have been using the Nik Collection of software as part of my standard workflow for quite a while. I particularly like some of the functions in Viveza and Color Efex Pro for landscape and other images.
Over the past couple of years every image used in my various articles has included some kind of adjustment done using the Nik Collection.
Color Efex Pro has a couple of functions (polarization, pro contrast) that I find very useful for landscape images specifically.
You may also find functions like Detail Extractor helpful for nature and bird images.
The Nik Collection acts as a plug-in with a number of programs including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. If you use any of these programs you’ll need to check to see if the version you have is compatible with the Nik Collection. If it is I’d certainly recommend this FREE download.
From my perspective, whether Google decides to continue with updates to the Nik Collection in the future isn’t much of an issue. This is a great suite of software that can enhance your images in a host of different ways. The fact that is now available FREE is simply a great opportunity.
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