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Nik Software Update

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by kyteflyer, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    The Google release of Nik Software has been updated with a 7th plugin called AnalogFX. Those of us who purchased it previously didn't get that, so I wrote to them yesterday afternoon and when I woke this morning, there was an email with new links to the updated software. Apparently future updates will happen within the software itself.

    AnalogFX info: http://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/analog-efex-pro/

    Linkie to the email to send to: https://support.google.com/nikcollection/contact/nik_email

    Of course this might all be old info for the rest of you, but I didn't know til I went to the site to grab the URL for a friend...
     
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Yesterday I noticed my collection had been upgraded to include Analog. I wasn't asked if they could install it, it was just there in the list of plug ins.
    Since then Aperture (and the Nic plugins) have been misbehaving and i am not happy :mad:
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    It arrived for me too today...... things are taking a loooong time to save but seems to work okay apart from that so I'm not complaining!
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Yes, there was a point at which the updates became automatic. Mine wasn't, it needed me to ask. I don't know when it happened, perhaps the new plugin was more recent than I thought. All I know is that my software didn't get an automatic update.
     
  5. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    I am getting crashes, images turning black until i close them and re open. When i open an image its always just the image. I need to open the presets and sliders . All was fine until Nik invaded my iMac to give me something I dont want .
     
  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Oh dear, this doesn't bode well. I'll see how its going with my CS5.

    [edit] Going fine here in Aperture and PhotoshopCS5. I think there must be an issue with the update process. Mine was a clean install. I would strongly suggest emailing them and asking for the install file. It also contains an uninstaller so you can uninstall the duds and install a clean set. AnalogFX pro is actually quite nice.
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I noticed it yesterday. I quite like the effects. It seems much more sluggish than the other plug-ins. Haven't noticed any other problems.
     
  8. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    For folks having a problem, is there an option to disable GPU acceleration?
     
  9. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Thanks for the update. I will check. Last time I had to e-mail for the free update. I'll see if it will work this time.
     
  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

    123
    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    I just dowloaded the Windows trial and installed over my existing Nik. The upgrade picked up my license. I've only played with it a little, but so far so good.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I bought the collection when it was on sale. But I still don't even know how to use them!!
     
  12. twokatmew

    twokatmew SC Regular

    123
    Aug 19, 2012
    Lansing, Michigan, US
    Margaret
    I watched a couple YouTube videos to get me started. Then I just played around with the plugins. My favs are Dfine, Viveza, Color Efex and Silver Efex. Haven't used the rest, but the new Analog Efex looks interesting.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
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  13. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

    136
    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
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  14. ricks

    ricks SC Veteran

    204
    Nov 23, 2010
    Wow. Thanks for the heads up. I tried to open Photoshop CS5 and got an error message MSVCP110.dll is missing, reinstall PS. I checked my Nik folder and saw that Analog FX had been installed on this machine. The Photoshop site said to contact Nik. The error message freezes on the screen and I have to restart to get rid of it. Happy Halloween.
     
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  15. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks, Sue. I got a "no updates available" message so browsed for a solution. This is a link to a google support page for those who could not get the update.
    https://plus.google.com/+NikPhotography/posts/4KBGNEJTsWP

    However, installing the trial version means loosing the registration keys. So I did send an email to google. To be continued....
     
  16. biglouis

    biglouis SC Veteran

    401
    Aug 4, 2013
    Oddly enough, yesterday, Nik Suite stopped working for me and an error window appeared each time I tried to run it warning me that a .dll file was missing.

    Annoyed, I tried to reinstall the suite but couldn't find where I had stored the download when first installed. Nothing for it but to re-download from the website. I noticed the new AnalogFX but wasn't too interested.

    I reinstalled the lastest version, everything started working again and the suite now includes AnalogFX.

    Conclusion: the NIK auto-installer does not work or has a conflict with 64bit W7, or it is highly coincidental that my legal version started to error and could only be fixed by a redownload.

    LouisB
     
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  17. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    823
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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  18. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Yes, some nice effects, e.g. this one has transformed a snap I took in Madrid recently:
    10605587574_f7e25b6f8b_c.
    DSC00271aep by theoldsmithy, on Flickr
     
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  19. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
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  20. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I tried to install the windows trial and the upgrade did NOT pick up my licenses, even my existing software had nag dialogue boxes that they were only trial. I did a system restore to try to get it all back and now my Nik plugins aren't functional at all. Since.. it's about time anyway, I will be embarking on a computer reformat this weekend and re-install everything fresh. I'm starting to lag from all the junk on here anyway. Backing up my photos right now :)

    *When I had to do a reformat some time ago and reinstalled the Nik software there were prompts to update to the newest versions. I am HOPING that this is still the case and has not change since the company was sold. As far as I know, short of not having Analog, all WAS up to date.
     
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