In a move that is far from shocking, Google has killed off Snapseed Desktop for Mac and PC.
“Beginning today we’ll no longer sell or provide updates for Snapseed Desktop for Macintosh and Windows,” said the Official Google Blog. “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.”
While I use Snapseed on my phone almost daily, the desktop version was not a staple of my workflow. What concerns me though is that this is likely a sign of things to come.
The Google Blog States
”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.”
What do you think? Are your favorite Nik plug-ins safe or do you think Google will just use the Snapseed technology as a way to compete against the Facebook/Instagram acquistiion?
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