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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2016, 05:11:47 PM »
Google were after one of the bits of Nik code - can't remember what it was now, but they've got it and the rest is just dust to them.

No idea why it doesn't work for you or Jinky though.
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2016, 06:53:16 PM »
Thanks, working with CS6 and on my Mac Pro, great.
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2016, 10:20:17 PM »
Google were after one of the bits of Nik code - can't remember what it was now, but they've got it and the rest is just dust to them.

No idea why it doesn't work for you or Jinky though.

I got it to work with Corel Paintshop by manually adding the plugins to the plugin folder.

Going to give that a try with my Adobe stuff on the Mac.
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2016, 07:30:41 AM »
So sick now :-[
After reading your views I downloaded niknsoftware and selected Lighthorne for my target. Result a flashing blue striped vertically screen and nothing. Impossible to boot the pc even after trying start up repair. Cannot get into safe mode start up! Nightmare. I hate Nik and wish I'd just left it with it working poorly rather than my pc not working at all!!!!

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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2016, 07:38:35 AM »
After many attempt at repair option , launching with last successful start without success I finally managed to get it started in safe mode. So "gone " was I that after putting in my password I accidentally hit the close down button. It did so and then when I restarted the pc all started up normally. Worst 40 mins  I`ve had  in ages as I`d promised a friend some promo shoots he needs for his forthcoming election campaign. Now why did all that happen? Did the Nik install jus hang everything? If I close down now will it start normally next time or give me the same grief. Do I need to set a restore point now? Need it to work next few days will all be well do you think?

One thing - Nik software will be left as it is and I have deleted the download file to avoid        doing it again!!!

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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2016, 08:43:48 AM »
A couple of friends whose  mono work I much admire, constantly kept telling me that the only way to go was SilverFex  Pro.  I must admit I toyed with the idea many times but  I'm  a " better the devil  you know" type and stuck with Lightroom, which did everything  I wanted, or at least what I thought I needed.

So when the opportunity arose to get it F.O.C  I took it,  somewhat nervously, since my computer operation knowledge is somewhat scant, and if anything goes wrong I am limited to the shutdown  and reboot option.

Anyway, much to my relief,  the download worked like clockwork  both on L/R 4 and CS 5.

The past couple of days I've been trying to  see what can be achieved  with it , as opposed to  L/R and to date I have to report in the words of a recently passing magician "Not a lot". I  must add, not a lot that I can find useful  or satisfying.

If there's  someone who can pass on any tips as to what it is particularly useful  for  please enlighten us, that is apart from the borders option.

Perhaps a few more hours playing with sliders and things will  shed  some light on things.

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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2016, 10:04:12 AM »
Paul - I've sent you a PM

Alan - you are really comfortable and skilled with Lightroom, so it would be rather strange if a new bit of 'magic' software could replace that skill and experience. I have never found LR (as you know :) ) useful for much more than cataloguing. For me a full editor like Photoshop or Photoplus is a far more powerful and easier tool to use - but that's because I'm used to them.

Although I have had Silver Efex for some time I don't use it much. My favourite mono plugin is Topaz's Black and White 2.
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2016, 11:48:24 AM »
Strange so many problems I love Nik and use it all the the time. I have it installed on Lightroom, but very rarely use it there as I always transfer my work to CS6CS. After a minor problem on Coral Paintshop Pro 8X nd i it easier to install it manually into the plug-in folder. I'm sure when you get used to Nik you will come to use it all the the time.

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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2016, 11:40:28 PM »
Tried to add them manually on my Mac. No go, the files are 'grayed out'. And despite having used the mac for 6 yrs. I'm still not sure how to work around this.
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2016, 09:35:35 PM »
I've always struggled with conversion to B&W - the various ones with LR are ok, but could never really get them to work as I wanted - I used the Silver Efex and have found the conversion very nice and does do want I want. But as everything, each to there own and would never suggest one way is better than the other (That goes for camera's too - despite a bit of banter with my Nikon friends, they all do the same job)
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2016, 02:28:38 PM »
I will suggest that anyone with the paid version uninstall and install the free one.  The paid one runs some software in the background to confirm proper licensing.  The free one does not have this. 

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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2016, 09:42:12 AM »
I had a glitch with my OS SSD and lost a substantial chunk my software licence registrations - Nik included, so I did have to reinstall using the free version anyway. Along with loads of other, mostly music related, software.
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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2016, 10:59:33 AM »
I had a glitch with my OS SSD and lost a substantial chunk my software licence registrations - Nik included, so I did have to reinstall using the free version anyway. Along with loads of other, mostly music related, software.

I had exactly the same problem and Google could find no record of my ever buying it, Strange that they informed me to update my version on the 18th March.

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Re: Free Nik Collection
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2016, 11:58:59 AM »
My glitch was self inflicted - I reset the ATA drivers to get my secondary DVD drive to wake up. The SSD didn't like that.  :o
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