NIK Software Acquired by Google

Came across this surprise announcement this morning amid the flurry of Photokina product news and reports. From NIK Software:

We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 years, we’ve been guided by our motto, “photography first”, as we worked to build world class digital image editing tools. We’ve always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone, and with Google’s support we hope to be able to help many millions more people create awesome pictures.

We’re incredibly grateful for all of your support and hope you’ll join us on the next phase of our journey as part of Google.

All our best!

The Nik Software Team

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Not sure what this means for NIK users worldwide. Their tools have become a big part of my workflow over the years and they are quite indispensable. Let's hope that Google has a good road map for the future of NIK.

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Toronto, Canada