NIK software collection – now a free download!

NIKS Free

Google just announced that the NIK collection is now a free download https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
I seem to recall I paid USD 350 when our Australian $ was about 10% higher. Not too phased about it it has been used a lot all except Efx most of which did not appeal or could be done better with actions in Photoshop.
Personally I would have preferred that the googs update a few of the modules. Define & Sharpen are looking a tad long in the tooth. Vivesa which is sort of like quick mask on steroids, Silver Efx and to a lesser extent HDR will have a lasting place in the tool box. Especially for folks like me who are not prepared to sub scribe to Adobe’s Greed cloud…