Nik Collection by Google is now available for free

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by pinoyborian, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. pinoyborian

    pinoyborian Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 3, 2012
    Peterborough UK
    Jerry Sisican
    Ooops wrong forum sorry, admins please move to correct one
  2. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    And worth every penny. :confused-53: Maybe it has something to do with all the original designers leaving when Google took over. Many went to Macphun.
  3. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    For those who purchased in 2016, google can issue a full refund
  4. saladin

    saladin Mu-43 Veteran

    May 29, 2015
    just downloaded it to use in ps. a learning curve ahead.
  5. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    I haven't DL yet, but I agree. This video seems to be a very good overview of the functions.
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  6. Drdul

    Drdul Mu-43 Regular

    May 16, 2015
    Vancouver, BC
    My understanding is that Google isn't supporting the Nik Collection anymore, so it is essentially abandonware. It may work today, but it may not work with the next OS update, so it would be wise not to get too dependent on it as part of your workflow.
  7. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Windows 10 isn't even officially supported if you look closely...
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  8. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    If you do Mac and want the evolved and supported versions of those Nik apps, go to Macphun and do a trial of the Creative Kit package and Aurora HDR. The Macphun apps can be standalone, plugins to LR and PS, and extensions to Photos.
  9. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Almost anything that runs on Windows 8 will run on 10, including devices that need drivers.

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  10. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
    Can these programs run as stand alone apps? I use DXO.
  11. GBarrington

    GBarrington Mu-43 Veteran

    For the most part, yes. But they're FREE, you lose nothing by downloading them and trying them out for yourself.
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  12. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Hi, I've read you can drag & drop TIF (and maybe JPEG) files to the EXE files (or a shortcut) for the Nik apps.

  13. BosseBe

    BosseBe Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I just downloaded the NIK collection to try it with DXO.
    To export a file to a NIK program just go to the file-menu and select Export to Application.
    The NIK collection can be found under C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection.
    So it seems to be quite smooth.

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