“Google has agreed to acquire Nik Software, the German developer of photography app Snapseed, for an undisclosed amount,” Ellis Hamburger reports for The Verge. “Sources close to the deal tell The Verge that while Nik Software produces all sorts of apps for photographers like Color Efex Pro and Dfine for Mac and Windows, iOS app Snapseed was the golden egg in the acquisition.”

“The $4.99 app won Apple’s coveted iPad App Of The Year award in 2011 for its inventive multitouch photo editing interface, and gaine[d] over nine million users during its first year on sale,” Hamburger reports. “Nik Software also sells Snapseed for Mac and Windows, and the company is apparently working on an Android app as well.”

Hamburger reports, “Snapseed is no Instagram in terms of popularity, but the two apps’ use of filters and various means of manipulating images serve a similar purpose.”

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MacDailyNews Take: And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust…

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]

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