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  1. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    1.12.15 is the version number of the whole Nik suite, you need to check the individual plugin version number and compare with the standalone one. For instance in Color Efex Pro, the new version number is (for both standalone and plugin) and the old one is
  2. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    Hello Christoph L, This is actually the same install method I have described above in this thread. I am quite sure you are running the old free version of the plugin (just check the version number of the plugin in AP). Stand alone apps and plugins work separately. You can run both of them at the same time if you want. So it helps, but that doesn't solve the problem, since the last paid version from DXO remains unusable as a plugin in AP. (they have released a 1.12.15 update indeed, and don't seem to bother informing their customers. We don't even know what changes they have made.) Fx
  3. Hi OldRadioGuy, Actually, the new version doesn't work at all as a plugin for Affinity Photo for Mac. It freezes during the "preparing image" process and causes AP to freeze as well (need to use the force-to-quit command). Better to stick with the last free version from DXO (1.12.12) or the Google version, no major changes anyway. You will find some other threads on that topic like the one dominik has posted above, or this one :
  4. Hi Chips, For me Photo Mechanic from Camera Bits is one of the best professional choice for photographers but it comes at a cost. (about 150$) This is an Adobe Brige-like software, no catalog. However, Camera Bits is planning to release is 6th version this year, maybe with cataloging option. They have a long experience with their soft, the first release of Photo Mechanic was in 1998, and it is a very good tool, fast and efficient. The support and forum are quite good too. One limitation for now, is that the soft don't display .PDF or .afphoto previews. XNView is also a well known free software, but a bit tinkered, in my sense. There is a bunch of other software, more like alternatives for Lightroom, and you will find a lot of thread on this topic, like the one above, on this forum.
  5. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    No, No, as I wrote above, for the plugins, I use the last free version from DXO, which is 1.12.12 Anyway, this installation is the same for any version you want to use, even the latest paid release (1.12.14). I don't think that the installation path could change anything in the plugin working. Fx
  6. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    Hi Mohammed, Your plugin search folder doesn't seem to be the good one. Actually, according to your screenshot, there is twice the same path, and this is the standalone app path. You have to change for the plugin path, wich is where you create it when the Nik install dialog box ask you for third party applications, then restart AP. Fx
  7. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    Hi firstdefence, Yes, 1.12.12 works fine in both standalone and plugin versions (this is the latest free version from DXO). Better keep a copy of that one, there isn't any major changes in the latest paid release anyway... If you already have the latest paid version from DXO (1.12.14), the standalone app works fine, but the plugins don't work and cause AP to freeze (you have to use the force-to-quit option). So you can use the new standalone alongside the old plugins (just replace the new plugins folder by a backup of the old one) Fx
  8. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    Hi Mikerofoto, This screen is the new paid version, but in standalone version and on Mac at least, there isn't any issues running the standalone app. In my post I was referring to the plugin version. The difference is seen in the "save" button down-right of the UI, in the plugin running in AP it is a "OK" button (to apply the plugin to a layer instead of overwriting the file) Fx
  9. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    Hi Mikerofoto, I have tried your installation according to the screenshot you have provided and it doesn't work for me. Nik still freeze during the "preparing image" process. Have you check this really is the new version that you are running ? Sorry to ask but the first link they send to me after purchase was actually the latest free release 1.12.12 instead of the 1.12.14 paid one. They apologized for that, but first I have thought that everything worked perfectly. The solution I use for now, is to install the new version in standalone and the old one for the plugins. Oddly, when I check the version number, it shows the old plugin number with the new suite number version, e.g. Silver Efex pro shows version (1.12.14) instead of (1.12.12) or (1.12.14). Fx
  10. FxRphoto

    Nik Collection by DxO Labs (1.12.14)

    Hello everybody, it seems that we are a bit scattered on this topic, there is another thread on the Affinity forum. Maybe you could have a look at the DXO forum : https://feedback.dxo.com/t/request-nik-affinity-interoperability/3203/5 We ought to show up there, so maybe the DXO team will notice that there is not only Adobe users on earth. Fx
  11. Hi everybody, The only way I found so far to use Nik plugins in Affinity for Mac, is to re-install the latest free version of the plugins (they work quite well indeed...), and the new version in standalone. Not really a solution but in the meantime... There is a thread on the DXO forum : https://feedback.dxo.com/t/nik-affinity-interoperability/3203 Maybe if some of the huge community of Affinity users post some messages on it, the DXO team will acknowledge that there is not only Adobe users on earth. Fx
  12. FxRphoto

    Tiff Compression

    Hello everybody, I have just noticed that the TIFF files are always LZW compressed, even when you open them uncompressed and then just hit command/S to save them. It is indeed a big issue because we ought to have the choice regardless of wether or not it harms the files. Why the hell Affinity Photo is the only software not to offer that simple feature ? Fx As a post scriptum and To confirm (if necessary) what is said above : my 36MB DNG file processed in Iridient Developer and saved uncompressed in 16bit TIFF is a file about 130MB. Opened in AP and just exported without any changes, it become an LZW compressed TIFF file about 137 MB. Not a lot, but still. And why using compression if it's not for saving space ?
  13. FxRphoto

    Lightroom replacement

    Thank you for the information, MEB. I have to say that I'am not part or even affiliate to the Photo Mechanic team. Maybe it would be better to ask for this on their forum, if some people are interested. More demands will bring more motivation to add more file support. But, we are far from the original topic here, I guess... Fx
  14. FxRphoto

    Lightroom replacement

    R C-R, I have created an .afphoto file with basic black & white conversion (to see the obvious change). No more layers. Indeed, GC10 always shows the original color preview and don't really manage the file properly, since when I double-click on it, the soft tries to open it with my raw converter instead of AP ! The OSX interface just shows the same color icon (maybe I need to restart to refresh the icon file) but a small, totally useless b&w preview in Quick look. Of course, it opens the file correctly in AP. As for Photo Mechanic, It doesn't show any preview, but it opens the file correctly. I do not use native files of any software so much, I prefer the .tiff format. That's why I missed that. I have seen that there is some feature claims on the Photo Mechanic users forum regarding the .afphoto files. Maybe one day the Camera Bits team will include this file format in their soft... Regards, Fx
  15. FxRphoto

    Lightroom replacement

    I have GC 10 installed on one of my computers. I check if it works with the native Affinity Photo files and I come back to you in a minute. Fx