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I received an email to upgrade my Nik plugin collection for free, with a link to download the software. I wanted to find out what this was about, and sure enough, Google has released the (unchanged) Nik plugins as a package for $149. That's a great deal for new users. The only changes appear to be Google rebranding and a unified installer.

I purchased the Nik plugin suite less than a year for the full retail price. Should have waited, I guess...

Jaakko



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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p.1 #2 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


I love the Nik products, and have eyed this package for some time now, but I feel highly uncomfortable with the Google connection in this. Is there any change to the user agreement, i.e. any communication from the plugins to Google?


Mar 26, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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p.1 #3 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


i purchased about 20 days ago and was happy to get a $100 refund from them...


Mar 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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p.1 #4 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


It's good that they at least offer some goodwill to recent buyers, as the price drop is significant to say the least.

Carsten, I'm not sure if they've done anything under the hood as regards communicating data back to the mothership. Haven't checked the EULA either, and I haven't upgraded yet myself, as they haven't reported about any actual updates to product functionality.

Jaakko



Mar 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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p.1 #5 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Yeah, as an owner of SEP2, CEP4 and HDREP2, I was excited to get the rest of the suite for free. Don't know how much I'll use the others, but Viveza looks like it'll be nice for easier local adjustments.


Mar 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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p.1 #6 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


so can google integrate all this stuff into some kind of advanced version of picasa, making the whole thing cost like $200, so i can never buy another adobe product in my life?


Mar 26, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #7 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


You can get it cheaper using my promo code MAXISNIK which will drop the price to 126.56.

I love the software and its very useful! This is an excellent package to own!



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Have you tried the HDR part, Maxis?


Mar 26, 2013 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #9 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Dang it, where is my email offer?
Bought Vivesa long time ago, and Color EFX 4 Pro not too long ago.



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #10 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Wow! I bought the whole suite two xmases ago and did not download it till last xmas . Now it is so much cheaper. I should have waited. ; (


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p.1 #11 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


buggz2k wrote:
Dang it, where is my email offer?
Bought Vivesa long time ago, and Color EFX 4 Pro not too long ago.


Yeah, I own both Color and Silver Efex plugins...



Mar 26, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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p.1 #12 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


I wait for the email too - hope we get it for free in Germany too (as registerd users of Silver Efex eg.).


Mar 26, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #13 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Got mine for free, just followed the email for the DL and it installed with cs5 and LR4!

Nice, plus free (at least for me)




Mar 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Google has indicated that the emails will be coming out over the next few days, they're probably staging the release to keep from killing the Nik servers.

And I'm pretty happy that I'm getting HDREP2 and the PS plugins for free (I'd bought the LR/Aperture-only edition)



Mar 27, 2013 at 03:48 AM
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ukkisavosta wrote:
I received an email to upgrade my Nik plugin collection for free, with a link to download the software. I wanted to find out what this was about, and sure enough, Google has released the (unchanged) Nik plugins as a package for $149. That's a great deal for new users. The only changes appear to be Google rebranding and a unified installer.

I purchased the Nik plugin suite less than a year for the full retail price. Should have waited, I guess...

Jaakko


Discounts like that often happen before new version comes out. Is that the case here?



Mar 27, 2013 at 04:48 AM
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Maxis42 wrote:
You can get it cheaper using my promo code MAXISNIK which will drop the price to 126.56.

I love the software and its very useful! This is an excellent package to own!



Thanks for that code. Just got mine for $126.56



Mar 27, 2013 at 06:17 AM
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p.1 #17 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


Mirek Elsner wrote:
Discounts like that often happen before new version comes out. Is that the case here?


That's a possibility, yes. Although I think Google might be cautious to not alienate the Nik customer base. On the other hand, they might have considered it worthwhile to drop the price and try to attract more buyers.

I've had a lack of inspiration to go shooting lately, so I haven't used the plugins extensively (apart from SEP2), but I do like HDR Efex Pro 2 very much, too. I think it's easier to tame and the HDR image isn't as prone to haloing and ghosting as Photomatix. I am quite positive that I will turn to HDR Efex the next time I shoot HDR.

I think I'm just going to go ahead and install the latest version. No point in waiting, I guess. Here's to hoping that the rest of you get the offer email as well!

Jaakko



Mar 27, 2013 at 07:00 AM
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jtgray wrote:
i purchased about 20 days ago and was happy to get a $100 refund from them...


I purchased on Februari 20 and didn't get any refund. 299 dollar!



Mar 27, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #19 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


There is a lot of discussion about this on the Post-processing board as well:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1199918



Mar 27, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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p.1 #20 · Google releases Nik plugin collection for $149


I have tried to purchase it but my Mac won't let me. Won't let me send an email to Nik/Google and won't let me complete the purchase. My PC will let me but I want it on the Mac.


Mar 29, 2013 at 03:10 AM
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