Snapseed Developer, Nik Software, acquired by Google

On September 18, 2012

Earlier in the year we reported that Snapseed was making its way to Android and later the Mac App Store, well now we can tell you that Snapseed Developer, Nik Software, has been acquired by Google. According to Vic Gundotra, they plan to use the company and its technology to update its own photo editing and sharing tools.

Readers might remember that it hasn’t been too long since Facebook  purchased Snapseed competitor Instagram for US$1 billion, and some might say that Monday’s announcement can be seen as a continuation of the rivalry between the social networking giant and Google.

Snapseed launched on Apple’s iPad in June 2011, winning “iPad App of the Year” soon after, and then it landed on the iPhone in August 2011 and Mac OS just four months later.

Other than Snapseed Nik also provides a number of excellent and popular plugins for other popular photo editing tools like Aperture.

The Android version of Snapseed will set users back £3.24 ($4.99), same as the iOS version, while the  Mac App Store version costs £12.99 ($19.99).