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03/24/2016 01:57:03 PM · #1
NIK COLLECTION DOWNLOAD

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.

YIPPEEEEE

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03/24/2016 02:24:11 PM · #2
SERIOUSLY???

AWESOME!!!
03/24/2016 02:31:48 PM · #3
Goodness! I paid full whack early on and for upgrades too - easily over £1000
03/24/2016 02:39:21 PM · #4
Originally posted by Paul:

Goodness! I paid full whack early on and for upgrades too - easily over £1000


Me too. But when they discounted it a few years back after Google bought them, they did issue a partial refund.

The sad part is that probably means it's not going to be maintained. Maybe.
03/24/2016 02:57:51 PM · #5
What the heck?!?
03/24/2016 03:36:52 PM · #6
Or is it just a free 15-day trial of the whole collection? I just checked out the link and did not see that the collection is free. Help, please. I have the collection already - have had for quite some time - but I wanted to spread the word to a couple of other groups.
03/24/2016 03:45:43 PM · #7
This is what the website says:

"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.

I would think if they say they'll give a full refund then it's not just a trial.
03/24/2016 04:19:43 PM · #8
Well I got my NIK in 2015, so is this all retroactive?
03/24/2016 04:43:35 PM · #9
Just got it all for free! Thanks, Julie!
03/24/2016 04:44:59 PM · #10
"Nik Collection by Google
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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. "

From this link: Nik website
03/24/2016 04:48:22 PM · #11
Originally posted by Paul:

Goodness! I paid full whack early on and for upgrades too - easily over £1000

yes, me too. before they were taken over by Google
03/24/2016 05:52:32 PM · #12
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by Paul:

Goodness! I paid full whack early on and for upgrades too - easily over £1000

yes, me too. before they were taken over by Google

Me three! And no refunds for us folk who purchased this suite waaaay back.
03/24/2016 06:02:48 PM · #13
Yeah, if you just recently purchased it you will be refunded this is not a trial it is perma free!!

'The refund is only for those that purchased it in 2016.... 2015 doesn't count.

I could not afford the upgrade to it earlier on, so now its all updated and upgraded for free, I love the new filters it has, pretty cool and fun stuff! I love it more than on 1 now LOL

welcome for those that are enjoying it!
I know of newbies that could use it and I knew some here could have as well :-))

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03/24/2016 06:51:38 PM · #14
So I'm wondering if these are upgraded versions of NIK or just what I purchased in 2015. For $150, I might add.
03/24/2016 07:01:13 PM · #15
So thrilled to get this. I had HDR Efex Pro on my old computer but couldn't get it to activate on the new one, and for some reason the Nik people couldn't find a record of my account. Then life got complicated and I never tried to sort it out.
03/24/2016 07:04:40 PM · #16
Originally posted by snaffles:

So I'm wondering if these are upgraded versions of NIK or just what I purchased in 2015. For $150, I might add.

Which is a LOT less than what we early adopters paid for it, in bits and pieces, before Google took over. Just be happy everyone gets to play with it now. It wouldn't even EXIST if there hadn't been paying customers...

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03/24/2016 07:11:36 PM · #17
I have a friend in Canada. Anyone have any idea whether that's a problem?
03/24/2016 07:48:31 PM · #18
Originally posted by nam:

I have a friend in Canada. Anyone have any idea whether that's a problem?

I have plenty of friends in Canada. I've never seen it as a problem.
03/24/2016 08:08:31 PM · #19
My photog friend that told us about it was from the UK from my photog group I belong in and a lot of other internationals have downloaded it just fine they were Canada and the phillipines.. no issues what so ever...

Susan this is the version that it is.. I know the version I had was an older version and I could not pay to get mine updated ....so mine was updated to the newest one with the updates..

Not sure what version you have but this is what it is

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03/24/2016 11:37:52 PM · #20
yeah, just installed the whole collection.
03/25/2016 12:02:26 AM · #21
I just hope that making it free does not signal the end of Google's commitment to continuing development on the suite of products. Hopefully, there will continue to be periodic updates.
03/25/2016 04:29:38 AM · #22
Must be being so cheerful keeps you going. :)
03/25/2016 05:37:34 AM · #23
Originally posted by markwiley:

I just hope that making it free does not signal the end of Google's commitment to continuing development on the suite of products. Hopefully, there will continue to be periodic updates.

My guess is that it signals just that. Google recently announced that it is retiring Picasa as well.
03/25/2016 06:41:39 AM · #24
Google is retiring Picasa? It's just stopped working for me. Has it already taken effect?
03/25/2016 07:11:27 AM · #25
My understanding yes, it is retiring and was supposed to take effect yesterday as well
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