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    Google bought NIK software!

    wondering if NIK software will now become free?

    http://fstoppers.com/google-acquires-nik-software

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Does that mean I now own a Google product? AAAAARGH!

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Quote Originally Posted by orlcam88 View Post
    wondering if NIK software will now become free?

    http://fstoppers.com/google-acquires-nik-software
    Now that would be nice

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Quote Originally Posted by wmoore View Post
    Now that would be nice
    Not for those of us who have already paid for it!

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Is this going to become part of Picassa now? Ugh!
    Should I be sorry that I spend money on thw whole NIK suite?

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    You have to remember Google bought NIK for their snapseed product to compete against Facebook's Instagram. I think they will (Hope they will) leave the other products alone. But put more money into R&D to better the products. I don't think it will become part of Picassa.

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Earlier, after Orlando's post above, there was a big banner on the NIK website announcing that they had joined Google. That's now disappeared from the site and there is not a mention of Google anywhere on the Nik website.

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Still there for me Donald
    [IMG]Google bought NIK software![/IMG]

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    If they keep the focus on mobile and not the desktop products maybe we'll be OK / won't have to assimilate into the Google community (I'm a bit fan of Silver Efex and Color Efex too)...

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0...o-google-plus/

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Trey ratcliff's view on this

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    Re: Google bought NIK software!

    Probably they will incorporate some features in free products of google (including android applications, google+ etc) but NIK software are way too popular to drastically change the concept. Hopefully we get more and better versions due to better R&D.

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