How do I install Nik software into Photoshop CC when the host box remains empty. You have the option of a custom host but what do I choose? Would really appreciate some help. Thanks.
Run the nik installation programme, it will not detect Photoshop CC so you have to add it to the progs nik software will install in. Press the +button and add the path to the plug in folder in the Photoshop programme directory.
Thought I would share this from another forum (worked for me):
Thought I'd pass on, but I got NIK to work on Photoshop CC by copying the folder Google from the Photoshop CS6 plugin folder and pasting it into the Photoshop CC plugin folder on a Windows machine at least.
Got it!!! I did not realize that it was necessary to copy the Google plug-ing files from both the 32 bit and the 64 bit version of CS6 to both the 32 and 64 bit version of CC. I had been trying to get the plug ins to work but had just been copy the file from 64 bit version to 64 bit version. Works great now!!! I am a happy camper. Thanks to all who responded.
I use an up-to-date iMac and I had similar problems. However, I found the trick that appears to work. Google's instructions are incomplete - at least for Macs. You need to direct the installation to go one extra step: Photoshop CC>Plugins>Nik Software. I had prior installed Nik Software for one of the pre-Google applications and had thereby automatically created the Nik Software folder in Plugins. I found you may need to manually create such a folder prior to installation and then be sure to direct the installation to go all the way to that folder within Plugins - and not just to Plugins.
I contacted Nik support and they sent me a link to download the Nik collection and this time it worked. I don't understand it, because the file I downloaded had the same name as the one I had been using to
install Nik. I now have my Topaz and Nik filters. Wahoo.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
I have a related issue...
I have been successfully using Nik software from within PS CC for several months. However about a month ago, the Nik stuff disappeared from my Filter menu. After much frustration and a Nik reinstall, it came back. I have been using it fine for the past month. I have just gone into PS now and it has disappeared again. Does anyone else have this issue? I shouldn't have to keep reinstalling my Nik software every few weeks because PS keeps forgetting about it!!! Help!!!