Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that Google had acquired Nik Software, a small company responsible for the popular photo editing software on iOS (plus Windows and Mac) called SnapSeed. Although SnapSeed isn’t available on Android yet (the company is working on an Android version), it is one of the most popular apps on iOS. In 2011 it was awarded iOS’s app of the year award and since its release, it has amassed over 9 million users.
SnapSeed allows you to quickly edit your photos by giving them a professional look. This new acquisition by Google will allow these new photo editing capabilities to be made available in Google Plus.
Vic Gundotra had this to say about the acquisition:
Today I’m excited to welcome +Nik Software to the Google family! We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone. Check out the examples from some of the world’s greatest photographers, and you’ll see what I mean.
Nik Software had this to say today in regards to 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
We look forward to what Google and their new acquisition will mean for Google Plus.