Jump to content
rnowak

Plugin Capability of Affinity Photo

Recommended Posts

Affinity Designer shows great promise, so looking forward to trying the beta of Affinity Photo. Please have a plugin capability to Nik (Google), OnOne, and other photo plugs can be brought to Photo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ideally, Affinity Photo would be fully compatible to all PSD-Plugins — some other applications are able to do that, so I think it's not an unreasonable thing to ask for. :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is fantastic news! The ONLY reason I continue to use PS is for compatibility with the Google Nik plugins. 

 

So now for the stupid question: How do I install (or "make available") the Nik plugins for Affinity? I'm not currently on a computer that has Google Nik installed, but will be later when I go to my office. Does Affinity auto-magically find the plug-in? 

 

And if I wanted to use Nik with Affinity on my current non-PS installed machine, what steps do I take? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm downloading Nik Collection for my current computer (without PS). But the Google help page only gives directions for how to install and use with a limited number of apps (Photoshop, Aperture, etc. ). So if there are any specific instructions regarding using with Affinity those would be much appreciated.

 

For example one of the weird things that happened when Nik moved over to Google is the HDR Efex no longer shows up in the same place as the other plugins within PS. True also with Affinity? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@MEB: I only discovered Affinity Designer today via a friend. I'm not seeing anything about Affinity Photo at this website:

https://affinity.serif.com

 

So where do I find Affinity Photo? I'd love to download the beta (if there is one).

 

And, of course, my questions still remain re: Nik Collection and how to install for Affinity Photo. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Affinity Designer is just the first of s suite of apps that Serif is creating for the mac platform. The others are Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher. Affinity Photo will be available as a beta around October (assuming it will not be delayed due to the dev/requests for Affinity Designer) while Publisher should only be available next year. You can learn more about all this here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NIK plugin filters do work in Affinity photo. Topaz, Flaming Pear do not at this time. I have ON1 as well, but it did not even show up as a choice for plugin. This may be because it works with Photoshop Lightroom as well as Photoshop, which may also be why Topaz filters are not working as they too have both paths.

 

Please continue to work with these plugins and solve the code that will make them work.

 

BTW if you bought NIK for Photoshop, you will have to buy it again for Affinity as it will not install without doing so. You may use it on a trial basis only.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

BTW if you bought NIK for Photoshop, you will have to buy it again for Affinity as it will not install without doing so. You may use it on a trial basis only.

That is strange. I did not buy NIk collection again and most but not all plugins work. Vivez and one other I forgot but do not use often do not work. Thankfully, Color & Silver Efex work fine for me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.