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NIK plugins are not working in LR 4

Mar 6, 2012 6:24 AM

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    Mar 7, 2012 6:02 PM   in reply to Samoreen

    Samoreen wrote:

     

    ... They are not used to release "x.0x" versions like Nik Software do, just to fix a specific bug. They never did this for LR.

    Ever heard of LR 3.4.1?

     

    Beat

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 6:33 PM   in reply to Mike.101

    Mike: It seems as though nothing very consistent is happening. When I use Photo -Edit, instead of a unexpected error" message, I get nothing. Everything still works fine in LR-3, so I'll stick with that for the time being.

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 6:46 PM   in reply to navah_niksoftware

    navah_niksoftware wrote:

     

    This is Navah, one of Nik Software's Customer Support Specialists.  For some reason, the external editing seems to not work for certain customers using LR4.  Hopefully Adobe will address this soon.  However, it appears everyone we have talked to regarding this issue has been helped either by updating or installing the demo of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  I recommend doing this to re-enable functionality for ANY external editors, not just Nik Software, as it is not working on any external editors.

     

    Best Regards,

    Navah

    CSS

    Nik Software

     

    Hi Navah,

     

    Please count me as one user whose problem has not been fixed with an update or install of Photoshop Elements.  I have uninstalled and reinstalled my purchased version of Photoshop Elements 10 and when that failed to resolve the Edit In problem, I uninstalled it again and downloaded/installed the trial version fresh from the Adobe site.  This did not correct the problem.  None of my external editors can be invoked from LR4 using Edit In.

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 7:15 PM   in reply to Julie McLeod

    I was all ready to download the trial version of Elements 10 until I realized that it would take up 3 of the 4Gs I have available on my iMac. 

    I enjoy the speed I'm getting too much to take up that much space with one product. I'll stick with my LR-3 until they offer a solution that 

    works. All I can say is - whatever improvements are available on LR-4 better be worth all this trouble. I prefer to keep upgrading my systems, 

    but this is crazy. And from what you're saying, Julie, downloading all those gigs may not have solved the problem anyway. Thanks for the 

    heads-up, Julie. I feel a little better now

     

    Fred  

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 8:20 PM   in reply to Brett N

    I already had CS5 installed.  The only issue I have run up against was initial crashing.  Though I attributed that to some older Sigma SD14 RAW files that were already showing issues with earlier versions of LR.

     

    I tested again each of my Nik plug-ins tonight.  No issues what so ever. 

     

    Wonder what is going on with others here.

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 8:44 PM   in reply to Julie McLeod

    I have just gone through the same process Julie, and no luck whatsoever.

     

    Antonio

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 10:12 PM   in reply to aknbean

    It's all very interesting, to say the least. Some have problems, others don't. What works for one, doesn't for another. 

    Considering there were no similar problems (that I know of) with LR-1-2-3, it seems very strange to me that this 

    has even happened in the first place.

     
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    Mar 7, 2012 10:15 PM   in reply to achrysostomou

    For me, LR-4 is dead in the water until they get this problem fixed. When scott Kelby

    releases his LR-4 book, I'll read up on what makes it tick and start familiarizing myself

    with it. Until then, it's back to my old faithful LR-3.6 whatever

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 12:11 AM   in reply to b_gossweiler

    b_gossweiler wrote:


    Ever heard of LR 3.4.1?

     

    Ooops! I forgot this one. Sorry.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 12:19 AM   in reply to ymc226

    Hi,

    ymc226 wrote:

     

    Thanks Samoreen.

     

    I am definitely not going to upgrade to LR4 as I am running Lion as well.  I do have a question which I don't know if you have an answer but would value your opinion.

     

    Just installed the complete NIK collection last week and updated then (prior to yesterday's update in reponse to the big LR4 bug). Would updating these most recent versions of the NIK plug ins do any good or harm if I still use LR3 only?

     

    Sorry for the late answer but I'm abroad and it was time to sleep a little.

     

    There is no problem with installing the latest version of the Nik plugins and using them with LR 3.6. Actually, this is what I'm doing. These updates are here to fix (among other things) a problem that made impossible to update the metadata in the TIFF files generated after invoking the plugins from LR. The bug was first fixed in Color Efex and then they fixed it in the other plugins.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 5:14 AM   in reply to Samoreen

    My 2 cents....After all the farting around and trying this and that....where I am at now is...I have all the latest Nik plugin updates

    installed and I found Lightroom 4 beta, and "re-installed" that....everything seems to work. I might just stay with that until the "fix" for

    lightroom is available.

      BUT  I was I do have elements , which I will prob never use.(since my converting to lightroom) But since i have plenty of room on my hard drive

    I might just install that and see if the full Lightroom works. Really i should just hang tight with beta version, but thats just not me lol lol lol

    I want the full version working now....as i paid for it, !!!


     
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    Mar 8, 2012 8:06 AM   in reply to 7thsojourn

    Unfortunately 7thsojourn there are pains with every dang release of Adobe Lightroom. I could just kick myself for forgetting my own policy and NOT being an early adopter. I feel SO stupid that I tried to put rational thought into my purchase. "But everyone really likes LR4 beta, I'm sure LR4 will be good too. Surely Adobe Lightroom team has learned from their past mistakes?" And then, for them to be so completely unresponsive about this. How much money would it cost them to delay selling this software for ONE day and actually try it's functionality on for size before release? Since they seem to be able to bungle code just by making it a release from a working fine beta, maybe they should think of testing a bit before release? Naahhhh....that wouldn't be Adobe Lightroom style would it?

    If it seems I am disgusted, I AM. Totally disgusted.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 8:32 AM   in reply to Agnus1

    I also have the unavailable "Edit-in" problem. 10.7.3 + LR3 work fine got LR4 and nothing.  Updated SFex to 2.004. This is the first time ( and I've been with it since the first Beta) that Adobe LR has given me any bother and I feel cheated and angry.  I now have a piece of useless software that I have paid for as I can't readily process my B&W images unless I use LR3.  I've tried the PE10 supposed fix - it doesn't work either.  Get the finger out Adobe and get a fix quick!  Please!

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 8:56 AM   in reply to Agnus1

    I'm with you on that one, and because of all the problems many of us have been experiencing, I'm sure it's not doing Adobe (PR-wise)  any good right now. In reality, this is such a simple problem that they should have detected long before offering the final version. I'll read all I can about what LR-4 has to offer over LR-3, but continue to use the former version for now, which still works great. Think about it, the folks at Apple/Aperature must be laughing their heads off right now.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 9:01 AM   in reply to EC2Y

    I'm sticking with LR-3 until Adobe gets its act together. As far as I'm concerned, there simply is no excuse for this to happen. I mean, we're talking about friction' Adobe, folks, not some starter-up in Silcon Valley. As I mentioned to someone else, I'll bet the folks at Apple, who produce Aperture, are laughing their heads off right now. 

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 9:38 AM   in reply to Andrehilkens

    You know I agree with the above statements, I feel the same way .But on a lighter note, I am soo glad it's not just me, as I thought it was something I did wrong at first lol lol lolphoto.JPG

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 10:20 AM   in reply to Andrehilkens

    Add me to the list of those who experienced this error.  I run Windows 7 and did not have PhotoShop Or Elements installed.

    All of my plugins would not load after installing the LR4 release version.   They all worked fine with LR4 Beta and LR3.   Installing the trial version CS5 worked as a temporary fix for me.

     

    Cheers

    Richard

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 12:19 PM   in reply to rturenne

    I'm in the same boat.  Windows 7 64-Bit.  Edit in will not work with any of my plug ins.  Worked fine with Beta 4 and LR version 3.  Tried uninstalling LR 4 and plug ins and then installing again...same problem.  I'm a bit releaved that I only am doing a 30 day trial beacuse if I had paid for the upgrade I would reallly be upset.  Once agian with hundreds and maybe thousands out there with the same problem it's unfortunate that Adobe hasn't acknowledged it has a problem and make an official statement that they are aware of the problem and that they will repair it as soon as possible.  Adobe you reallly screwed up this time.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:12 PM   in reply to Circus Hat

    Hi,

     

    I'm Lorenzo, from Italy, and I have the same problem with Win 7 64-bit, LR 4 just installed and the NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 plugin.

    All original software, no cracks, all updates done, but this trouble!

    Work fine with LR3.6, also after the upgrade to NIK version 2.004...

    But with LR 4 no way to "edit in" any file.

     

    Hope in an Adobe solution, cause I would like to start working with this version of LR...

    Obviously I can develop my images with LR 3.6, but i've paid this new version with my sweaty money and i would like to use it.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:12 PM   in reply to Samoreen

    Samoreen wrote:

     

    Hi,

    ymc226 wrote:

     

    Thanks Samoreen.

     

    I am definitely not going to upgrade to LR4 as I am running Lion as well.  I do have a question which I don't know if you have an answer but would value your opinion.

     

    Just installed the complete NIK collection last week and updated then (prior to yesterday's update in reponse to the big LR4 bug). Would updating these most recent versions of the NIK plug ins do any good or harm if I still use LR3 only?

     

    Sorry for the late answer but I'm abroad and it was time to sleep a little.

     

    There is no problem with installing the latest version of the Nik plugins and using them with LR 3.6. Actually, this is what I'm doing. These updates are here to fix (among other things) a problem that made impossible to update the metadata in the TIFF files generated after invoking the plugins from LR. The bug was first fixed in Color Efex and then they fixed it in the other plugins.

     

    Thanks Samoreen,

     

    I will go ahead with installing the latest updates to be ready when LR4 finally works for Lion.

     

    Is there a Lion user out there where the NIK or other plug ins are working with LR4?

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:18 PM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Hi Lorenzo, I live in Canada and am frustrated just like you.  Maybe if

    everyone who paid for  LR 4 asked for a refund Adobe might correct the

    problem very soon.  I was born in Italy myself (Le Marche).  What part of

    Italy do you live?  Have a great day.

     

     

     

    Piero

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:43 PM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Lorenzo: my feelings exactly. Guess we'll all have to wait and see what adobe comes up with. Meanwhile, like you, I'll stick with LR-3. 

    Hope all is well in Italy - love the country; been there a few times. 

     

    caio, Fred

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:50 PM   in reply to 7thsojourn

    Hi guys,

     

    thanks for your answers and understanding.

    I live in Lombardia, another region/country of Italy... I know Marche and it’s a beautiful place rich of nature, history and great food, like most of Italy...

     

    Photography is non my job, I’m an enthusiast... I work in Information Technology and software bugs are normal, perfection doesn’t exist in anything: it’s not normal the behavior of Adobe that doesn’t tell anything about the time for the resolution.

     

    Hope Adobe release a fix as soon as possible, or a press about this bug.

    Have a great day you too

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 1:53 PM   in reply to 7thsojourn

    I think this is going to be very interesting once the cause is determined.  Especially since I am sitting here with no known issues with my upgrade.  Does having PS CS5 have anything to do with that?  Non si.

     

    Ciao Lorenzo,

     

    I lived in Aviano Italy for cinque anni.  I returned two times.  But have not been back in 10 years. 

     

    I hope this is solved for you and others soon.

     

    Manco irritato il paese e la gente.

     

    Cervo e' salute

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:13 PM   in reply to aknbean

    aknbean wrote:

     

    I think this is going to be very interesting once the cause is determined.  Especially since I am sitting here with no known issues with my upgrade.  Does having PS CS5 have anything to do with that?  Non si.

     

    Ciao Lorenzo,

     

    I lived in Aviano Italy for cinque anni.  I returned two times.  But have not been back in 10 years. 

     

    I hope this is solved for you and others soon.

     

    Manco irritato il paese e la gente.

     

    Cervo e' salute

     

    What OS (Mac or Windows and version) are you using?  I was thinking of getting CS5 eventually but if you are running Mac Lion with everything working, I might get it now and then upgrade to LR4.

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:21 PM   in reply to ymc226

    MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:26 PM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Lorenzo: you remind me of a point I made yesterday while talking to some other LR users in the United States - 

    those of us who live here conveniently forget that this is a global problem, and not one isolated solely to the US. 

    By the way, I live in the US - Texas

    Regards,

     

    Fred

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:28 PM   in reply to aknbean

    Oh Aviano...

     

    in Friuli-Venezia Giulia country.

    I nerver visit this city, but a lot of people tell me it's wonderful and quiet.

     

    I've never been in States, but i would like to visit it one of these years...

     

    In Italy now is almost night... go to sleep cause tomorrow i'm on the job, like everybody

     

    Hope to find the fix in the way to use LR4 this weekend after a shooting to a band.

     

    goodnight guys

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:31 PM   in reply to 7thsojourn

    You're right Fred...

     

    this is a bug that strike the software in any language and country, unfortunately.

     

    Texas... I know your landscapes by movies and the work of many american photographers

    love it

     

    Goodnight again

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:39 PM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Yes Lorenzo; in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.  Oh I must return again one day.

     

    Buona Notte...

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 11:45 PM   in reply to aknbean

    Here we are again... starting a new day (in Italy is early morning), waiting a fix for the "edit in" problem, and Adobe remains in silence...

    I've just tried to update LR 4, no updates are available, and the error popup persist.

     

    Have a good day guys

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 8, 2012 11:58 PM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Hi Loreno,

    I am form germany - wating for the fix too !

    Bypassed it with a CS5 Demo Install;

     

    Corrsesponding to NIK I would appreciate if they would start an Adobe Lightroom like app; with their quality

    and experience this would be the hammer!

    cheers

    /

    Karl

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 1:24 AM   in reply to Tron777

    Hi guys,

     

    i've read the post in the link above and it seems that Adobe team is still investigating about the problem.

    Hope they find the way to fix it as soon as possible.

     

    The mix of LR and NIK plugins is so powerful that it seems unreal... you can obtain high quality results in a bit of time.

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 1:57 AM   in reply to Andrehilkens

    I get no response at all when I go to "Photo - Edit in - Silver Efex Pro2" It's as if it doesn't exist. Not prepared to go down the road of installing/reinstalling etc as my knowledge isn't great and I might make matters worse.. Guess I'll have to just wait till it gets fixed by Adobe /Nik..whoever BUT I'm regretting the money spent at the moment.  Back to LR3 I suppose.

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 2:23 AM   in reply to Tron777

    Hi Karl,

     

    some people have tried to install the trial version of CS 5 without results about the "edit in" question...

    Yes... someone works, but in my opinion it's a workaround (not for all users), not a solution.

    For me it's better wait for  the fix, if we can use LR 3.6 while we're waiting

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 5:39 AM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Nik Plugins does not working with LR4.

     

    I live in Brazil.

     

    I am facing the same problem. Nik plugins does not work with LR4.

     

    Suport in Brazil gave some directions but nothing worked. Some friends of mine with Windows have no problem.

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 5:56 AM   in reply to Marco Antonio___

    Hi Marco,

     

    this problem isn't on beta version of LR4... but in the final distribution the problem is actualy persistent in Win and Apple operative systems.

     

    Lorenzo

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 6:32 AM   in reply to lfranzoni

    Lorenzo, Thanks.

     

    In order to use the plugins I have been exported the images and choose to edit in external software. This way work, but I am waiting they fixed this problem asap.

     
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