As professional communicators, we are increasingly required to employ visual communication skills and that often comes in the form of manipulating photography, be that for a product shoot, headshots for a press release, or images for a blog post.
It’s nice, then, to have as many sophisticated photo editing tools at your disposal to meet your needs. There are plenty of mobile apps on the market that can do a lot of what you’ll need to accomplish on the fly.
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But if you need to do some heavy-duty editing, nothing beats a full-featured photo editing software suit such as Adobe’s Photoshop. Unfortunately, Photoshop is a little pricey.
Enter Google, which has decided to give away it’s Nik Collection photo editing software.
Google bought Nik Collection and its popular Snapseed photo editing app in 2012 and then killed off the Snapseed app in 2013. They slashed the price of the Nik Collection software, however, from $500 to $150. Today Google announced they are giving it away for free. You can download it now for Mac or Windows.
Nik Collection Features
As you can see, Nik Collection offers a whole host of features to get just the look you want.
Nik Collection Tutorial [VIDEO]
This in-depth introduction covers the Nik Collection from start to finish, including noise reduction, optimizing color and contrast, stylizing images, as well as sharpening an image for output.
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