Google Acquires Snapseed to Take on Instagram

Posted September 17, 2012 at 5:08pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6937 views

Nik Software, creators of the Snapseed iOS app, have announced their acquisition by Google.

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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
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Snapseed is a photo app that lets users enhance, transform, and share their photos. You can purchase Snapseed from the App Store for $4.99.

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J - September 18, 2012 at 3:04am
Btw I've never used snapseed; just did a search and I see it's $4.99 ? That's instagram's advantage right there.
Zept - September 18, 2012 at 1:05am
This app is great .... Awesome!!!
NoGoodNick - September 17, 2012 at 8:57pm
Another great product goes down the tubes, bought out by a bigger company that won't be able to develop it the way it's original programmers did. Too bad, I really liked Snapseed too.
J - September 18, 2012 at 3:00am
Are you okay? Fever? I had that attitude with FB buying out instagram but Google has proven itself by now man. C'mon.
Ricky - September 17, 2012 at 8:03pm
Google know what they're doing here.
Darryn - September 17, 2012 at 7:04pm
It looks better than Instagram. Just saying.
konzept - September 19, 2012 at 4:55am
Yes, it is a a lot better than Instagram IMO.
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