The Nik Collection photo editing suite is back again, but this time the latest iteration of the popular plugin has a modest price tag.
The Nik Collection has had an interesting and somewhat troubled history. It started life as a DxO product with a professional price tag of $500. Google acquired it in 2012 and dropped the price down to $150. A few years went by without updates to the plugin, and in 2016, Google announced it would make it available for free. While this was great news for those who used and wanted to start using the software, the worry was that Google would no longer support it. Sure enough, Google abandoned Nik support last year, leaving many photographers uncertain of what their future editing workflows would look like. However, in a surprising turn of events, DxO bought the plugin suite back this past October with plans to restart development and support.
And now, Nik Collection is finally back again. The introductory price is $49.99 and is good through the end of June. Starting July 1, it will be priced at $69. I welcome this development, as it bodes well for future support and development of the program. I use the Color Efex Pro Photoshop plugin often as part of my landscape and cityscape editing workflow and am excited that as I continue to update to the latest version of Adobe CC, I'll be able to count on Nik Collection to work seamlessly.
What are your thoughts on the latest for the Nik Collection?