Photoshop CS6: Crashes on Nik software in actions
Luckily, there is a very simple workaround. It has been an up and down year for Nik Collection. After Google announced that they had no further plans for the software, they were later acquired by DxO.
An Easy Fix for Nik Collection’s Recent Crash Issues
Analog film, camera and lens simulation. Special effects. Seldom need to use special effects. May be useful for website graphics.
Yes Color Efex Pro Creative effects filters for retouching and special effects. Some of the filters provide useful adjustments to correct colour and contrast that are difficult to reproduce. Pro Contrast and Skylight Filter are main examples. Yes Black and white conversion and darkroom special effects. Difficult and time consuming to reproduce the adjustments and variety of effects.
Yes Control tonality and colour in images. Time consuming to reproduce the adjustment using other tools. Tend not to need HDR often as use traditional filters and some of my cameras have large dynamic range. Yes Sharpener Pro Image sharpening to bring out fine details. Lightroom and Photoshop sharpening are very good but can be time consuming. This tool equals or exceeds the quality in much less time.
Yes Dfine Reduce and remove image noise. Tend to shoot most images at low ISO and get exposure right in camera. This minimises noise. Lightroom noise reduction is usually good enough. Yes Again, you can see some of my reasons in the table above. What do you Mean an Alternative? We now have a good understanding of why we rate the various tools in the Nik Collection the way we do.
Scanning some of the discussions about alternatives to the Nik Collection, you start to notice a pattern. Most people are looking for a replacement plug-in or enhancement for Lightroom or Photoshop. I have two main reasons for this: I must spend more time thinking about how to achieve an effect or adjustment than when using the Nik Collection. The Nik tools allow me to focus on the appearance of the image and largely forget about the technicalities of how to create the effect.
Image editing therefore becomes more intuitive. Are they sufficient to justify spending money on additional software and investing the time to learn this?
You also need both applications as some adjustments might not be possible in Lightroom alone. Typically, these will tend to be special effects such as adding textures to simulate film scratches or creating film edges. Here is a quick assessment against each of the Nik Collection tools and whether they could be replaced by Lightroom or Photoshop. Replacing Nik with Adobe Tools Product.
Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with 7 powerful plug-ins
This desktop graphics suite was a paid service but has recently been offered as freeware. You can use it, without breaking the bank, to bring out every aspect of your photos easily creating moods, fixing imperfections, enhancing colors and so much more. In no way shape or form would I be considered a photographer but as the testing progressed I found that this is very easy-to-use and understand – some of the pictures I was playing around with actually started to look pretty good so just imagine what a real photographer could accomplish. Any option you choose to use comes with a thumbnail example of the effect rendering for reference taking all the guess work out letting you focus on creating. Nik Collection is adequately packed with 7 desktop plug-ins that provide an unmatched range of photo editing capabilities that include multiple filter applications for improving color correction, image sharpening for bringing out details that may be too subtle, many retouching and creative effects as well as the ability to make on-the-spot color and tonality adjustments to any image.
VIDEO: Nik plugins by DxO – new version of the Nik plugin collection
Nik Collection by DxO is a series of 7 renowned creative MacOS and Windows plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Lightroom, . Nik Software announced today that all of its plug-in products and trial versions have been tested and found to be compatible with the newly. Hi, Upgraded last week to CS6 and just re-installed NIK collection and works fine. I did after upgrade remove all older versions of Photoshop.