NIK has announced all 6 of its high-end photo editing tools for Mac and Windows are available as a US$150 bundle.

The new bundle is a set of plugins that previously cost $750.00, and includes tools to help you create black-and-white photos, selective color adjustment, sharpening, and of course HDR and color enhancements. These plugins are designed for Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom.

NIK is offering a 15-day trial. Even better, current owners of any part of the latest versions of the NIK bundle can upgrade to the entire collection for free. Some registered users are getting emails about the free upgrade.

NIK Software fans have been on an uncertain road since Google acquired the company last September. Google turned its Snapseed photo enhancer into a free app and halted development on the Mac and Windows versions.

The future of the NIK professional tools, like HDR Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro has been in limbo, although Google had said the pro tools would stay around. It’s nice to have gotten some clarity.

NIK has been well-regarded for 17 years. I’m not sure if these applications will continue on a rapid development schedule, but I think this offer represents a real bargain.

[via The Next Web]

NIK Software creates bundle of Mac Plugins, drops price 70% originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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