Nik Software, the folks behind award winning app Snapseed for Mac and iOS, announced today via blog post that they have been acquired by Google. The announcement comes as a surprise, but something that is not surprising is the fact that Google has resumed acquiring developers behind the best iOS apps, like Sparrow.
The app allows you to quickly edit images using preset filters that, in contrast with Instagram's filters, you can gradually edit them to give your images the look that you want. It also gives you tools like cropping, contrast, and brightness controls, etc.
Snapseed got the award of best iPad app in WWDC 2011.
Below the announcement made by the team at Nik Software:
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