Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download | Open Culture. The Google Nik Collection is a suite of photo editing software that has been made free by Google. This is a no brainer download, and anyone who wants to learn to manipulate images should learn it. Google makes a ton of money on advertising; it is nice to see the company giving back. Life's problems got you down? I know how that feels. Software like this will take your mind off of your problems.