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This excellent set of plugins was created by Nik Software, but Google bought them out in 2012. If you haven’t heard of Nik Software, they’re the team behind Snapseed and Snapchat, which Google now owns.

These plugins originally sold for $100 a pop, coming to a total of $500 if you wanted them all. Google eventually released a package deal where they could be purchased as a set of 5 for $150.

As of today, Google has made them 100% free, and anyone who previously paid for them in 2016 can get a refund.

Google Nik collection included plugins

  • Analog Efex Pro – Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses.analog-efex-pro_thumb
  • Color Efex Pro – A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative
    effects.color-efex-pro_thumb
  • Silver Efex Pro – Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls.silver-efex-pro_thumb
  • Viveza – Selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated
    masks or selections.viveza_thumb
  • HDR Efex Pro – From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.hdr-efex-pro_thumb
  • Sharpener Pro – Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image
    sharpening.sharpener-pro_thumb
  • Dfine – Improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera.dfine_thumb

Google Nik plugin collection compatibility

Windows compatibility:

  • Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 through CC 2015
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC

Click to download for Windows (Google server direct)

Mac compatibility:

  • Mac® OS X 10.7.5 through 10.10
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4 (CS5 for HDR Efex Pro 2) through CC 2015
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC
  • Apple® Aperture® 3.1 or later

Click to download for Mac (Google server direct)

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This excellent set of plugins was created by Nik Software, but Google bought them out in 2012. If you haven't heard of Nik Software, they're the team behind Snapseed and Snapchat, which Google now owns. These plugins originally sold for $100 a pop, coming to a total of $500 if...
<img class="size-full wp-image-9936 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016-03-25-15_53_21-Photos.jpg" alt="2016-03-25 15_53_21-Photos" width="700" height="238" /> This excellent set of plugins was created by Nik Software, but Google bought them out in 2012. If you haven't heard of Nik Software, they're the team behind Snapseed and Snapchat, which Google now owns. These plugins originally sold for $100 a pop, coming to a total of $500 if you wanted them all. Google eventually released a package deal where they could be purchased as a set of 5 for $150. As of today, Google has made them 100% free, and anyone who previously paid for them in 2016 can get a refund.<span id="more-9928"></span> <h2>Google Nik collection included plugins</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Analog Efex Pro</strong> - Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses.<img class="size-full wp-image-9935 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/analog-efex-pro_thumb.jpg" alt="analog-efex-pro_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> <li><strong>Color Efex Pro</strong> - A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects.<img class="size-full wp-image-9934 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/color-efex-pro_thumb.jpg" alt="color-efex-pro_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> <li><strong>Silver Efex Pro</strong> - Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls.<img class="size-full wp-image-9933 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/silver-efex-pro_thumb.jpg" alt="silver-efex-pro_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> <li><strong>Viveza</strong> - Selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections.<img class="size-full wp-image-9932 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/viveza_thumb.jpg" alt="viveza_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> <li><strong>HDR Efex Pro</strong> - From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.<img class="size-full wp-image-9931 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/hdr-efex-pro_thumb.jpg" alt="hdr-efex-pro_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> <li><strong>Sharpener Pro</strong> - Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional's choice for image sharpening.<img class="size-full wp-image-9930 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/sharpener-pro_thumb.jpg" alt="sharpener-pro_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> <li><strong>Dfine</strong> - Improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera.<img class="size-full wp-image-9929 aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/dfine_thumb.jpg" alt="dfine_thumb" width="208" height="114" /></li> </ul> <h2>Google Nik plugin collection compatibility</h2> <strong>Windows compatibility:</strong> <ul> <li>Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8</li> <li>Adobe Photoshop CS4 through CC 2015</li> <li>Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)</li> <li>Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC</li> </ul> <strong><a href="https://dl.google.com/edgedl/photos/nikcollection-full-1.2.11.exe" target="_blank">Click to download for Windows</a></strong> (Google server direct) <strong>Mac compatibility:</strong> <ul> <li>Mac® OS X 10.7.5 through 10.10</li> <li>Adobe Photoshop CS4 (CS5 for HDR Efex Pro 2) through CC 2015</li> <li>Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)</li> <li>Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC</li> <li>Apple® Aperture® 3.1 or later</li> </ul> <strong><a href="https://dl.google.com/edgedl/photos/nikcollection-full-1.2.11.dmg" target="_blank">Click to download for Mac</a></strong> (Google server direct) <h2>Share it</h2> Know somebody who uses Photoshop or Lightroom? Don't be shy, share the love by sharing this post.