The Google Nik Collection might be old hat to some of you but if not, read on. This is a suite of Photoshop compliant plug-ins that was bought by Google a few years back and is offered online for free. Before Google bought the company, the collection retailed for US$700.
Being a plug-in it won't work as a standalone application - you must have the above software to get it to work (once loaded it appears at the base of the Filter Menu).
Reason I am writing about it now is that I have read that this might not be supported by Google in the future so now is the time to get it for free. You might find in a year or two that it ceases to work with the newest version of CC or Elements but it's worth having in the meantime...
Here's a brief overview on the product plus a closer look at two (of the seven) plug-ins that come for free in the Collection...
BLOG NikCollection from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.
BLOG Analog EFX Pro 2 from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.
BLOG SilverEFX from Robin Nichols on Vimeo.