SnapseedAccording to The Verge, Google is acquiring Nik Software, the developer behind a number of different photography applications. Their biggest app, however, is Snapseed -- an Instagram-like iOS photography app that was named Apple's 2011 iPad App of the Year.

Snapseed has more than 9 million users on the iPhone and iPad, and the company is working on a version for Android devices as well. From Nik's blog post announcing the acquisition:

We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 years, we’ve been guided by our motto, “photography first”, as we worked to build world class digital image editing tools. We’ve always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone, and with Google’s support we hope to be able to help many millions more people create awesome pictures.

We’re incredibly grateful for all of your support and hope you’ll join us on the next phase of our journey as part of Google.

All our best!

The Nik Software Team

Snapseed is available on the iPhone and iPad as a universal app for $4.99, and on the Mac for $19.99.

Top Rated Comments

John.B Avatar
150 months ago
I'm worried that this will be bad news for anyone who relies on the professional Nik tools.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anotherarunan Avatar
150 months ago
RIP Snapseed
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marioguarneros Avatar
150 months ago
Bad news as this is my go-to editing app for iOS.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schtumple Avatar
150 months ago
Snapseed is available on the iPhone and iPad as a universal app for $4.99, and on the Mac for $19.99.

But probably not for much longer.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Summersify Avatar
150 months ago
Another sad day in the world of indie apps ;)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unlimitedx Avatar
150 months ago
great app. hopefully this doesn't mean the app will go away..
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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