No Way To Start The Day – Google Buys Nik Software

Huh?

Google Aquires 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

I can imagine Google wanting Snapseed. Fine, sell them Snapseed. But I care far more about Viveza 2 and Sharpener Pro 3.0 and I don’t think Google does – at all.

And as for the long term viability of Viveza as an Aperature Plug-in I am not even a little optimistic. And to think, I almost bought HDR Efex Pro 2…