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Submission + - Google buys Nik Software (

Geeky writes: Google has bought Nik Software, makers of various tools and plugins for manipulating photographs such as Efex and Sharpener.

I'm wondering what this means for the standalone products. Presumably they will be integrated into Picasa, which could even point to Google taking on Adobe in the image editing stakes. An online image editor to go with the office suite perhaps?

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.