Google buys Snapseed, a rival of Instagram

Google has announced that Nik Software becomes part of their organization. It is a company dedicated to photography that looks back on 17 years of activity, which has achieved special recognition for having developed the application Snapseed.

The Google vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, has been commissioned to confirm this. So far no details have been specified of the deal with Nik Software but the deal is fully closed.

Nik Software is a company with a long experience in the field of photography. Its most recent success is Snapseed, an application that has had great success in Apple devices – iPhone and iPad – and it lets you edit photos with filters a la Instagram, the app that Facebook acquired earlier this year by 1,000 million dollars.

Snapseed, who had nine million users of Apple devices in its first year , had already announced it is preparing a version for Android, the mobile operating system from Google. The purchase could allow better photo service with Google+, its social network, and also on Android.

Nik Software have always stressed that bet on their motto “first picture” and have built quality tools based on that premise. “We have always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone and with the support of Google, we hope to be able to help many millions more to create stunning images,” explained from the recent acquisition of Google.

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