Nik Collection photo editing tool is no longer owned by Google, which bought it in 2012. Now one of the most popular image editing tools is owned by DxO, the company behind DxO One and DxOMark.

The message comes with the latest update of the DxO OpticsPro RAW converter, which has been renamed DxO PhotoLab, and adds a retouching tool thanks to Nik’s U Point technology.

Google originally acquired Nik Software and its popular Snapseed app back in 2012. The copmany then made a lot of photographers happy by reducing the price of the Nik Collection from $500 to $150 in 2013, and then from $150 to free in 2016.

Google would basically end Nik Collection, as earlier this year, the company said it had no plans to update photographic plug-ins to update them with new versions of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The change comes after the company made the application free in 2016.

DxO says that it’s also planning to release a new version of the Nik Collection sometime around the middle of 2018. However, there’s no word yet on whether that version will continue to be free or whether it’ll start being paid software again.

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