Software communities tend to be some of the most loyal and rabid fan bases around, so it’s no surprise that seemingly small changes, to the outside at least, can cause nothing but consternation among longtime users. This especially becomes challenging when one company attempts to purchase another or at least one of its popular software suites. This was totally the case when Google purchased the Nik Collection, a suite beloved by photographers but forgotten by its then-new owners. When Google purchased the Nik Collection, many people initially had high hopes for the new partnership. After all, who would not want to hitch their wagon to one of Silicon Valley’s brightest lights and one of the luminaries of the burgeoning smartphone photography sector.