Google Nik Collection for Mac  1.2.11
The Nik Collection for Mac is an array of desktop image editing plug-ins that are now being offered from Google for free! Nik's Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine apps are all available as a free download. This is a massive saving on the previous $150 price tag.
Google's Nik Collection for Mac focusses on accessibility and ease of use; it is fully compatible with image editing suites such as Aperture, Photoshop, and Lightroom.
The Nik Collection for Mac comprises of seven desktop plug-ins, which provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities, ranging from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, through to image sharpening tools that bring out the hidden details in your images. You can also make adjustments to the color and tonality of your images.
HDR Efex Pro enables you to create HDR images from a sequence of images or a single shot; Sharpener Pro allows selective sharpening; Dfine allows selective noise reduction; and Color Efex Pro allows colour adjustments, including monochrome conversions and film effects to be applied. Silver Efex Pro is for making black-and-white conversions and Viveza allows you to make selective brightness, contrast and white balance adjustments.
This collection is a must for any photographers that need to get their hands on some high quality tools to improve the look and feel of their images, and since Google are offering The Nik Collection for Mac free, what’s not to like?