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Snippet: Google Acquires Nik Software, Makers of Snapseed ☇

Shared on September 17, 2012

I’m a pretty big fan of the photo editing software Snapseed for quick edits on my iOS devices. It does a lot more than just Instagram-type things, and I really hope that Google doesn’t completely gut it for the sake of trying to improve Google+. Ellis Hamburger reports on the matter for The Verge:

“We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone,” Google+ boss Vic Gundotra wrote in a blog post. Snapseed is no Instagram in terms of popularity, but the two apps’ use of filters and various means of manipulating images serve a similar purpose. The portion of Nik Software that worked on Snapseed, which includes the company’s San Diego outpost, will relocate to Google headquarters in Mountain View to work directly on Google+, sources say.

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