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I have the old free version of Google's Nik Collection plugins.  I have been trying to install them on my Affinity Photo 1.6.7 and it doesn't seem to be recognizing them.  Am I missing something?  Here are the two screen caps to help

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Hi ldharris84,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
They are not being identified correctly because the path you have set is for the Nik Collection stand alone apps, not for the plugins. Check the following video tutorial: Installing Nik Plugins (macOS). Pay attention to the part that starts at the 29:00s where you have to create a custom folder where the plugins files will be installed (assuming you don't have another host app already installed like Photoshop for example). It's the path to this folder that should be filled in the Plugin Search Folders section. Follow the rest of the video to set up Affinity Photo Preferences, Photoshop Plugins section and everything should then work as expected. Let me know if you still have issues.

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I have been trying to install the Nik Collection following the instructions in the video tutorial.  I have the custom desktop folder with plugins. I do not get the option for an Adobe Photoshop Custom application.

What am I missing? 

If I continue without that, then I complete the Nik Collection installation, add it to Affinity Photoshop (* plugin search folder added, global authorization, and allow unknown plugins),I see nothing in my detected plugins.

 

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Hi Celestine,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Can you post a screenshot of the contents of the desktop folder you have created? I believe what you have there are the .app files (the stand alone versions of the plugins), not the plugin files themselves and thus they are not being detected since we need to point Affinity Photo to the actual plugin files.

Please pay attention to the part of the video that starts at the 29:00s where you have to create a custom folder (where the plugin files will be installed) clicking the plus sign in the Nik Collection Installer and pointing to the custom folder you have to create manually (on the Desktop or in the Applications folder as you prefer - the video uses a folder in the desktop). After clicking the plus sign and pointing to this folder (you have created) you should see the Adobe Photoshop Custom entry as in the video during the Nik installation. Then proceed according to the video instructions. This is the step I believe you missed.

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Actually, it asks for the host before it asks for the folder location and I have no options for working with Adobe Custom Entry at this point.1451862222_ScreenShot2019-02-25at12_17_57PM.png.7cd21ae1f4ea23890d235d21816495ee.png

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Click the Plus sign on that screenshot and browse/point it to the folder you have manually created on your desktop. Since you have no hosts installed (like in the video tutorial) you have to create manually a folder on your desktop then click that plus button in that screenshot and tell/point the installer to that folder so it can place/install the plugin files there.

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Yes, I have done that. But there is no "Adobe Photoshop Custom" entry.

 

you said..."After clicking the plus sign and pointing to this folder (you have created) you should see the Adobe Photoshop Custom entry as in the video during the Nik installation. Then proceed according to the video instructions. This is the step I believe you missed."

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Hi @MEB

Is the latest version of Nik compatible with Affinity photo beta .110?

Would like to give it a run and see if it does what people said it does.


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2 hours ago, Celestine said:

Yes, I have done that. But there is no "Adobe Photoshop Custom" entry.

I am not exactly sure why in the video there is what James Ritson says "is apparently a Photoshop custom 1 directory" at the "Compatible Host" step, but he does say that it is important to click continue to go to the "Destination Select" step. Your screenshot for that step shows the expected destination path (for you, /Users/julia/Desktop/Nik Collection) but at that point there is a difference between your screenshot & the video:
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This makes me wonder if you are using something other than the old Nik Collection installer Google made available for free; or if you are, maybe that you have already installed the apps at path Macintosh HD ▶︎ Applications NIK Collection (like is shown in the second screenshot of the first post).

If you are using the old Google installer, the dmg file mounted on the desktop should be named "nikcollection-full-1.2.11.dmg" like this:
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If it is a different version with a different name, please tell us what it is.

But if instead the name is the same, just click the "Install" button & see if after the install completes you have the plugins installed in your Desktop/Nik Collection folder, probably in a subfolder named "Google" and/or in subfolders named for each of the plugins.


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Hi Celestine,
The confusion here comes from where the files are being installed.

I advise you to uninstall the Nik Collection and start again. You can download the latest free Google version from here.

1. First create a folder on your desktop for the plugin files.

2. Start the installer and go up to the license part.

3. In the Compatible Host section click the Plus sign and browse/point it to the folder you have manually created on your desktop then click Open in that Finder dialog. At this point you should see the Adobe Photoshop Custom entry. Click Continue in the Nik Installer to go to the Destination Selection

4. In the Destination Selection section - don't change the default path - which is Applications/Nik Collection. This is where the standalone application files will be installed. You have changed this path previously - thus the issues you are having.

5. Continue with the installation until the end.

6. The Affinity Photo Photoshop Plugins configuration in you screenshot above is correct assuming the folder you created manually on your desktop is called Nik Collection.

 

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13 hours ago, Uncle Mez said:

Hi @MEB

Is the latest version of Nik compatible with Affinity photo beta .110?

Would like to give it a run and see if it does what people said it does.

Hi Uncle Mez
See here for details. All that still applies to Affinity Photo Customer Beta 1.7.0.110 (Mac).

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On 2/10/2019 at 6:36 PM, MEB said:

Hi ldharris84,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
They are not being identified correctly because the path you have set is for the Nik Collection stand alone apps, not for the plugins. Check the following video tutorial: Installing Nik Plugins (macOS). Pay attention to the part that starts at the 29:00s where you have to create a custom folder where the plugins files will be installed (assuming you don't have another host app already installed like Photoshop for example). It's the path to this folder that should be filled in the Plugin Search Folders section. Follow the rest of the video to set up Affinity Photo Preferences, Photoshop Plugins section and everything should then work as expected. Let me know if you still have issues.

NOTE: Please consider changing your Forum username to something else to prevent spammers from harvesting your e-mail. To do it go here and set a new username or click your username in the top right of this forum's page, select Account Settings, click on the Display Name link on the left and change/set a new username (on the right).

Nevermind.  Seems I should read a little more.  

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