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Installing Nik Software in Photoshop CC.

Jun 18, 2013 11:07 AM

Tags: #adobe #install #cloud #nik_software #photoshop_cc

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.

 
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    Jun 18, 2013 11:16 AM   in reply to Daznic

    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.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 2:45 PM   in reply to Dave Rosser

    Already tried Dave Rosser's suggestion, it does not work. The Nik files do get loaded into the plug-ins directory but CC does not recognize them.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 3:17 PM   in reply to Roy Berger

    Thought I would share this from another forum (worked for me):

     

    spedruco  says:

    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.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 3:18 PM   in reply to Roy Berger

    Copied the Google folder (containing the NIK plugins) from the PS CS6 plugin folder to the PS CC plugin folder. PS CC recognizes all (Windows 7 64 bit).

     

    Graham

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 3:31 PM   in reply to Graham in NC

    I am running Windows 8 64 bit. I also tried copying the folder from CS6 (where they work fine with Win 8) to CC but the filters do not show up in the PS CC filters list.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 3:36 PM   in reply to Roy Berger

    For the record, I am running Win8 64-bit as well.

     
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    Jun 18, 2013 4:29 PM   in reply to visualtotems

    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.

     
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    Jul 5, 2013 6:58 PM   in reply to Daznic

    I've just checked it on Mac OS X (10.8.4). Works without any problems.

     
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    Sep 22, 2013 7:18 PM   in reply to Dave Rosser

    I did just what you said but the Nik filters are not showing up in Photoshop CC. When I go to Program Files>Adobe>Photoshop CC>Plugins>Google, everything is there, just not showing up.

     
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    Sep 22, 2013 7:18 PM   in reply to Roy Berger

    I don't have both 32 and 64 bit of either one on my computer.

     
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    Sep 27, 2013 3:31 PM   in reply to patski107

    same here, I only had 64bit CS5 on my machine.   So far no NIK stuff showing

    in filters........  ;-(

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 5:59 PM   in reply to Daznic

    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.

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 6:37 PM   in reply to TomCoynerSeoul

    Thanks Tom... just tried that with my WIN 7 install and there are

    still no filters installed........     I had high hopes

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 9:07 PM   in reply to hodad66

    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.

    Pat

     
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    Nov 18, 2013 12:53 AM   in reply to Daznic

    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!!!

     
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    Dec 8, 2013 3:10 PM   in reply to UncleDobby

    Mine did not work until I moved the google directory under panels, see below:

     

    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Panels\Google

     

    Then everything shows up. 

     

    Hope this works.

     
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