Update 2018-06-12

DXO has acquired the Nik Collection from Google and will be developing it from here on. Read more about it here



This is the best news we’ve had for some time… Google has just announced that their popular photo software, Nik Collection, can be downloaded for free!

It is not every day that we get free photography software! Previously, photographers had to pay up to $150 for it! As Google continues to focus their long-term investments in building innovative photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, they’ve decided to make their Nik desktop suite available to both Mac and Windows users as well. Moreover, if you’ve bought the Nik Collection in 2016, Google will even refund you. Good for you! 


The Nik Collection consists of seven desktop plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom. The Nik programs are easy to use and photographers can create stunning effects through intuitive filter applications. With Nik Collection you can create almost anything; from mimicking classic cameras and creating vintage style images in Analog Efex Pro, to colour correction, retouching and creative effects in Color Efex Pro. With Viveza, you can selectively adjust the colour and tonality of an image without using complicated masks, or selections. Then there is also HDR Efex to create HDR images, as well as Dfine and Sharpener Pro to handle noise and sharpen your images intelligently. Then there is also my personal favourite, Nik Silver Efex, which is probably the finest black and white software available today…

Download Google's Nik Collection for Free

Screenshot: Nik Analog Efex Pro 2 | You can now download the complete Nik Collection Photo Software for free!

Nik Collection has been touted a Swiss army knife for both professional and amateur photographers alike. In fact, for some time now, we’ve incorporated the Nik software in a few of our photography courses, such as the Wedding Photography Course and more. We, therefore, applaud Google for this very generous offering since our photography students will most certainly relish using these great tools for their creative endeavours!


Don’t waste any more time. Visit the Nik Collection website now!

The complete collection is yours to download. Head straight to the Nik Collection website where you can download the mother-ship of all photography plugins! 

Download Google Nik Collection for free