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"Google" Nik Dead?
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06-01-2017, 04:14 PM Terry Mieger
It's official Google has officially announced they will no longer improve or support Google Nik products. Luckily it looks like they will be compatible with our parent apps for quite a while.
06-05-2017, 01:47 PM Christopher & Robyn Loffredo
Terry
I was watching a recent webcast by Tim Grey and he mentioned that a few folks are starting to have problems with NIK and the latest update to some of Adobe's products. So I'm guessing if you are on The Adobe photographers plan like me, it would be too long before NIK becomes incompatible. Bummer as i really liked NIK.

Chris
06-05-2017, 01:53 PM Charlie Summers
No, Nik is not incompatible. Folks just forget to move it over to the new plug-in folder of the updated version. It works with Window 10 as the latest Mac operating systems. It might not work with future Mac systems but the rumor has it Window 10 is it for operating systems on the PC side. I will believe that when I see it!
06-05-2017, 01:53 PM Terry Mieger
Not surprising I am a big fan of Silver Effects Pro and it is OK in LR
06-05-2017, 01:53 PM Charlie Summers
No, Nik is not incompatible. Folks just forget to move it over to the new plug-in folder of the updated version. It works with Window 10 as the latest Mac operating systems. It might not work with future Mac systems but the rumor has it Window 10 is it for operating systems on the PC side. I will believe that when I see it!
06-05-2017, 02:05 PM Charlie Summers
Let me fix those last replies on a cell phone which didn't work out too well as somehow a garbled reply was duplicated.

Chris, this problem has been discussed on many forums. You are correct in that Google no longer supports Nik Software products. However they seem to run file on the latest versions of Photoshop and Lightroom on both PC and Mac. It seems that many people have experienced problems when upgrading their Adobe products because they do not move the plug-ins over to the latest Adobe Version's plug-in folder. In all cases I have monitored, moving the software over to the new plug-in folder fixed the problem.

As yet there is no indication that the software from Google does not run on the latest versions of the various operating systems, Microsoft and Apple. I cannot speak for other systems out there like Linux but it has a Windows layer or Windows window so that should not be a problem.

This advice is free and you know what that is worth!
06-05-2017, 03:47 PM Terry Mieger
In the past when you install Google all of your other software should not be running and it gets to the correct places. I wonder if it is not installing correctly with the newest Adobe apps. The only one I use , Silver Effects Pro is fine
06-05-2017, 04:31 PM Charlie Summers
Terry, this is the other way around. If you update Photoshop CC, it does not carry over the plug-ins. You need to move them physically over to the new plug-in folder.

Say you have CC 2015 and for some reason have never updated it. If you now update it to CC 2017, it does not carry over the plug-ins. You have to do this manually Adobe has no idea what plug-ins you might have. It is really no big deal as you just open the old plug-in folder, copy the contents and paste them into the new plug in folder.

Some folks are just moving from CS5 or CS6 to CC. This is where the mis-understanding about NIK products not working arose. NIK products work just fine with the current versions of Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.
06-05-2017, 05:57 PM Terry Mieger
You are perfectly correct. I just never had to do that.

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