I’ve previously mentioned that I like black and white photography and one of the tools I often use when processing images for this is Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro. A few months back Google purchased Nik Software but promised to keep offering the software. This week they’ve announced that not only are they still offering it, but that you can buy the entire bundle of all six tools for just $150. Considering I paid far more than that for just the one tool its a bargain not to be missed.
Additionally (although I’ve not personally had this confirmed yet) if you’ve bought any of the individual tools within the past five years as I have, expect an email from Google providing you with the opportunity to download the entire suite of six tools for free! Additionally, the suite will support Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture so whichever processing workflow you use, you’ll be supported.
UPDATE (28 Mar 2013): After emailing the Google Nik support team I did eventually get an email and it does appear that if you’ve bought even just one of the tools in the last five years you do get the whole collection for free. If you believe you qualify but haven’t had an email just follow the support link from the Nik site and let them know.