I just downloaded NIK software's new version from DXO, I previously had \"nikcollection-full-1.2.11\" version. I also took Photoshop CC update(version 19.1.3). After doing these two things my when I opened Photoshop I noticed that my Nik Software still shows in my Filters list but is grayed out.I also tried opening with Automate but it gives me an error message I tried uninstalling & reinstalling. But it did not work.
I have try to install the plugins by following the instructions at -nikcollection4.dxo.com/install_activate and it does not work. I uninstalled Nik Collection and reinstalled it and it still does not work. I have installed the plugins in Applications/Nik Collection/Dxo. When I open a tif file in Affinity Photo and try to use Silver Efex or Viveza nothing is happening. I have the last version of Big Sur on a Mac Mini M1. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
You guessed correctly. I had downloaded the latest from DxO Nik collection. After deleting it an installing the one recommended every thing worked fine. Thanks much. One other question: Only two files show in yellow, the others are \"unknown\". Are the unknown files accessible in any way I am specifically interested in Silver Efex.
Bums! Downloaded the trial with high hopes that it may have fixed the weird colour aberration thing in Viveza. Odd, because Viveza used to work fine inside Affinity Photo. Sadly, not the case now. Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1, Intel i5 650 @ 3.20 GHZ, 16GB DDR3, 1024 MB GeForce GT 320. So I'm reluctant to buy unless any one has found that the new DXO Nik collection includes some 'must have; can't live without' thing... OR, if anyone has found a solution to the colour error. I'd be very grateful either way. Thanks.
I love the new, more robust UI that was sorely lacking when Nikon was stewarding the Collection. I see now, though, that the free collection might have been a \"deep mole\" to get you to buy the next, not free version.
Fortunately, I retained the original free Google Nik collection .exe file as the DXO version (I downloaded for trial period) deleted my previous installed version of Nik Collection. So - although I'm not sure what a 'deep mole' is - I suspect that DXO is working to ensure that anyone who downloads for the trial period to test against the free version, is trapped into purchasing it, unless they have kept their original .exe file.
Nik Multimedia was founded in 1995 by Nils Kokemohr in Hamburg. The firm focused on digital photography and graphic design. They initially developed Nils Efex! and Nils Type Efex! which were a combination of Photoshop extensions and textures. The firm was then acquired in 1998 by the TECHnik Group and re-launched to focus on the expansion of the digital imaging and photographic markets. In 1999 Michael J Slater joined as CEO of the company which subsequently grew into a respected software research and development company.
After acquisition, Google relaunched the collection of six applications as the Google Nik Collection and reduced its price to $150  and then, in 2016, made it completely free to use.
So tried it - not getting good results. First, it wipes out your previous version of Nik. So if you have a paid or free version, make sure to bak them up so you can restore. Second, the new non destructive edit/history feature is a space/memory hog and routinely hangs up my fairly recent Macbook Pro. Third, beyond that feature, there is really nothing new here. I uninstalled and re-instated my previous collection.
And the perspective control is handy, but at the same time, it can technically be performed in most pixel-based editors without much hassle, or even some RAW processors are pretty good at performing this task as well with similar results.
Not sure, I was on the site logged on to my account. I got Nik collection like 10 years ago.. A pop up appears on my screen on the site and I used that one time use thing. Still a good deal even if you have to pay $40 more, Ok it is a good program if you actually use it..
I guess $100 might be worth a shot. I didn't bother upgrading my Nik collection from the free one when Google had it, but found that once you install PS 2020 it no longer works (unless you keep 2019 on your computer). But for $100 that's not too bad.
There are various bugbears that a lot of photographers have in common when it comes to software. The first is the number of programs we need to get the desired results. On my computer, besides Lightroom, Photoshop, and various Nik, and Topaz apps, I have a plethora of other tools that I sometimes call upon. That's before I even mention the Photoshop plugins. That results in a time-consuming, complex workflow requiring multiple programs to sort your photos and achieve the desired results. Secondly, there is the cost of buying and updating all these programs.
The latest iteration of ON1 brings all the functionality of these into one program. Furthermore, it's a fast program, taking a fraction of a moment to swap between modules. I wrote a full review of the last version of ON1 Photo Raw in a previous article, so I won't repeat myself here by reviewing the full functionality. I will only briefly mention that it is much cheaper than Adobe's offerings, does as good or a better job in many areas of image processing, and is available to buy outright (a perpetual license) and a subscription. Additionally, I know this is subjective, but I like the results of its raw processing far more than other raw development tools I try.
ON1's Photo Catalog is a superb tool. It's fast and reliable, with all the cataloging functionalities found in other apps. Akin to a combination of Lightroom and Bridge, you can create albums within the Browse module, similar to Lightroom's Collections. In fact, you can import your Lightroom collections and development settings into ON1, as well as the raw adjustments. You can also use it as a file browser.
ON1 Photo Raw 2023 suits every level of photographer. The beginner can use single-click adjustments, whereas the expert can develop the image from there with as much control as one has adjusting layers in Photoshop. It is a boon for those who want to speed up their workflow. ON1 Photo Raw gives me far better results than Lightroom. Additionally, it quickly leaps back and forth between the Develop and other modules, far faster than going from Lightroom to Photoshop and back again. Applying layer adjustments is more intuitive than Photoshop too.
I began by stating that maybe ON1 Photo Raw 2023 can be the only software you will ever need; it is. Its workflow differs from other apps and takes a little learning from scratch. But it is fast and covers all the functionality I ever want. It is by far the most complete image-processing software I've come across. As always, I have used some extreme examples to test this software, and it has coped well at recovering otherwise failed images. In the real world, the images won't be so severely blurred or grainy, so the results are far better. I can thoroughly recommend ON Photo Raw 2023 as the most comprehensive and effective tool out there.
Not every bit of software works for everyone. It works for me and I like the results of the raw engine, although that is subjective. I've had issues with different apps over the years. I hope you find one of the many other alternatives useful.
1. Exporting to a reduced size JPEG in ON1 PhotoRaw is terrible! Even with their new export engine in 2022.5, I've tried all of the different settings and was not happy with the results. Resize AI seems more intended for making images larger not smaller, and any time I try to reduce the image size I get all sorts of artifacts in grass, foliage, and even animal fur. The only way I found that really gave decent results was to export a full-size TIFF from ON1, then open, reduce, and export a JPEG in GIMP. That's a terrible workflow!
3. The vast majority of the advanced training material for ON1 is provided by ON1. They have some free basic material on their web site, and there's some floating around on the web, but most of the really good ON1 training material is only available through an additional subscription service called ON1 Plus. I subscribed to ON1 Plus for a time, but even then I found it very difficult to search and find information about what I needed (as opposed to the newest feature that ON1 was promoting). Lightroom, on the other hand, being the \"industry standard\", has a great deal of third party training material, whether it's books, online videos, in-person classes at local camera stores, or the annual \"Lightroom Virtual Summit\". In the 2-1/2 months since I switched back to Lightroom, I've learned to do more with it than I learned in 2-1/2 years I used ON1.
That's interesting, Michael, thank you. I haven't faced the same issues with downsizing an image at all as you have, but I will try to replicate the results and come back to you, and ON1, if I can reproduce the error. What pixel dimension were you moving from and to
I always found that the best way to search for topics in the ON1 Plus videos was just to Google them. The results come up, but you need a subscription to access them. I do the same with many other sites if I am looking for something specific, including Fstoppers!
Personally, I really dislike the raw development results of Lightroom, especially the default over-sharpening and the muddy noise reduction. The algorithm for adjusting blacks and whites is not great either. But it does do a much better job with Canon raw files than it does with my cameras. 781b155fdc