This does not excite me. The last time a juggernaut bought a small company (Microsoft & iView Media Pro), the software languished to the point that it wasn't worth using. (I'm thankful for Phase One stopping that descent).
Yeah, maybe it works out, but it does seem a bit worrisome....
too bad I think
we will see
but very worrisome
the only plugins i use
Try Topaz detail and Topaz Denoise.... very good complements to Nik Define. One more thing I use is Nik Viveza. the interface & tools are quick and impactful. With their "Structure" brush, I can get amazing details form skies, not normally visible unless you do HDR.
I have the Topaz suite and it's not nearly as subtle or powerful as Nik's CEP, SEP, Viveza. Maybe if Nik gets pushed to a back shelf by Google, Topaz will step up and into the void. They have a big motivation to do that now, not that they haven't tried. Maybe hire some Nik people.