Let's hope today isn't the start of what many of us feared would happen when Google acquired Nik Software, as the giant announces the immediate discontinuation of its sales of Snapseed Desktop for Mac and Windows.
In a statement on their official blog, Google say "We’re living in a new kind of computing environment. Everyone has a device, sometimes multiple devices. It’s been a long time since we have had this rate of change—it probably hasn’t happened since the birth of personal computing 40 years ago. To make the most of these opportunities, we need to focus—otherwise we spread ourselves too thin and lack impact. So today we’re announcing some more closures, bringing the total to 70 features or services closed since our spring cleaning began in 2011", and in relation to Snapseed they say "Beginning today we’ll no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows. Existing customers will continue to be able to download the software and can contact us for support. We’ll continue to offer the Snapseed mobile app on iOS and Android for free."
Despite what Google say, could this be the beginning of the end for Snapseed? Let's hope not!!