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Nik Software and Topaz Plugins are not on PS CC

Participant ,
Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

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I have installed the new PS CC but I can't find my plug ins for Topaz or Nik Software, can I not use them with CC?

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Adobe Employee , Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

Nik is working on an update, but users are working with older version of the plug-in I think.

From Nik:

On a Windows:

1. Make sure all versions of Photoshop are closed.

2. Run the Nik Collection installer from the file you received via email and downloaded. If you no longer have this file, you may email customer support (supportus@niksoftware.com) to have the file sent to you again.

3. During the installation process when you get to the Host Application window, you will notice a plus sign to add an

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Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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I just tried using Color Efex, it would open it, but when I pressed OK, it went back to photoshop, but nothing else, the filter I had applied wasn't there, to get it to work I had to open it in CS6 and use it through that.

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Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Some third party plugins will need updates to fix bugs exposed by the change in Photoshop version - this happens every time a new Photoshop version comes out.

Just contact the plugin maker to see if they have an update, or if they might need more information about the bugs you are seeing in their plugin.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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I can confirm the plugins are visible if Photoshop has been opened via Bridge but not when launched from Lightroom 5 or on it's own.

Very odd - looks like an Adobe bug or they changed the rules for plugins.

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Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Sounds a bit like you installed plugins for 32 or 64 bit, but ran the other version without realizing it.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Chris Cox wrote:

Sounds a bit like you installed plugins for 32 or 64 bit, but ran the other version without realizing it.

Bingo!

Daftly assumed Adobe would put the 64 bit CC on the desktop plus use the 64 bit version from LR5.

Thnak you

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Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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I wan't asked if I want 32 or 64 bit, it is the same link I used for CS6. 

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Explorer ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Interesting. I installed CEP4 and NeatImage Pro in PSCC64's plug-ins folder. Nothing showed up of course until I ran Bridge first, then they all worked opening PSCC from Bridge. I was trying to install Russel Brown's watermark just now in CC and it wasn't working so I manually installed it in panels. I noticed that the plug-ins I installed had all been moved to plug-ins/panels! I didn't install them there. Somehow, they were moved to that location after running Bridge to get them to work. They do work now but Adobe has some problems here!!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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If you copy the Topaz shortcuts from the CS 6 plug-in folder to the CC plug-in folder it should work.  It does for me.  It doesn't work for me for NIK and some other plug-ins.  There's something inconsistent with CC here.

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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I'm not sure if it is clear which folder to select even though Pete got it right many posts above:

Regarding The Nik collection:

There is a c: "program files" folder and a c:"program files (x86)" folder. I incorrectly selected the x86 folder which installed to the Adobe x86 plugins folder but they did not show up in PS CC. I then chose the "program files" folder and was successfull.

I was so used to working with the x86 folder I selected it (wrongly) out of habit.

Path= C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CC\Plug-Ins\.

Ed

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New Here ,
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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Me either

 

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Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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Did it twice and no joy. The Nik instrucions worked first time out. But not for Topaz

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2014 Feb 17, 2014

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I re-ran the Topaz downloads and then opened CC and they were there!!  Thanks

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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thanks, that worked for me.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013

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Nik is working on an update, but users are working with older version of the plug-in I think.

From Nik:

On a Windows:

1. Make sure all versions of Photoshop are closed.

2. Run the Nik Collection installer from the file you received via email and downloaded. If you no longer have this file, you may email customer support (supportus@niksoftware.com) to have the file sent to you again.

3. During the installation process when you get to the Host Application window, you will notice a plus sign to add an install location. Click that button and navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CC\Plug-Ins\.

4. Complete the installation, then open Photoshop CC to ensure that the plug-ins have successfully been installed.

On a Macintosh:

1. Make sure all versions of Photoshop are closed.

2. Run the Nik Collection installer from the file you received via email and downloaded. If you no longer have this file, you may email customer support (supportus@niksoftware.com) to have the file sent to you again.

3. During the installation process when you get to the Host Application window, you will notice a plus sign to add an install location. Click that button and navigate to Mac HD|Applications|Adobe Photoshop CC|Plug-Ins and paste the Google folder into this location.

4. Complete the installation, then open Photoshop CC to ensure that the plug-ins have successfully been installed.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2015 Apr 10, 2015

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I have windows 7 - 64 bit.  If I look in c:/programfiles/adobephotoshopcc/plug-ins my nik shows up; but it does not show up if I go under programfiles(64 bit).  My plugin shows up in photshop cc, but it freezes up my computer and will not work.  Please help.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 10, 2015 Apr 10, 2015

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I had this issue (and many more) right after Google bought Nik (sad day indeed) and I basically went to war with Google over it (look on their Google+ Nik thread ). Because it was such a long time ago I can't remember exactly how I solved it but I believe I had to copy all the Nik files from "Program Files" to "Program Files (x86)" in the corresponding folders. Try that and it should work. If it doesn't you can just delete them with no harm  done. I wish I could be more accurate because I know the "pain" of this issue first hand.

If it does work I suggest doing what I did and block Google auto updates in your antivirus/firewall rules.

Good luck!

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Apr 10, 2015 Apr 10, 2015

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Jun 19, 2013 Jun 19, 2013

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From Topaz Labs

For Windows users:

1. Exit out of all Photoshop applications

2. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64bit)\Plug-ins

3. In another window open up C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC (64bit)\plug-ins

4. Drag/copy the Topaz shortcuts (eg. topazdenoise5_x64) to the CC Plug-Ins folder

5. Re-open Photoshop CC and your Topaz Labs filters should be in the filter menu.

See here for a video on how to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0a4_WfV8Ng

*If using 32-bit CC, copy the plugin shortcuts from the 32-bit Plug-ins folder to 32-bit CC Plug-ins folder. The 32-bit CC is in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC

**If you do not have a previous version of PS installed, you will need to re-download the plug-ins from http://www.topazlabs.com/downloads/ (be sure you are exited out of PS during the installation process).

***An Alternative Method:

1. Close PSCC and open BridgeCC.

2. Open an image in Bridge and send it to PSCC.

3. See if you now have the plug-ins showing...

4. If you've already pinned PSCC to your taskbar, delete that one.

5. Right click on the PSCC that is open with the plug-ins showing and pin that one to the taskbar.

For Mac users:

1. Exit out of all Photoshop applications

2. Redownload the plug-ins from topazlabs.com/downloads

3. After installation open PS and the Topaz plug-ins should be located in your filter menu.

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Jun 22, 2013 Jun 22, 2013

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I got everything (Topaz & Nik) to show up in PSCC.
In Bridge CC, there was a right-click context menu item for merging images to HDR Efex Pro.  That is no longer there.

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Explorer ,
Sep 23, 2013 Sep 23, 2013

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I'm having the same issue. When I go to Programs>Adobe> PhotoshopCC (64bit)>Plugins, the Nik Collection and Topaz shortcuts are there, but they do not show up in Photoshop CC.

I have followed every set of instructions I can find on the internet, including uninstalling and reinstalling Nik Collection and the filters are still not showing up in PSCC and I am back to using CS6.

pat

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 24, 2013 Sep 24, 2013

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Hi Pat,

I have my Nik collection up and running fine in PSCC. I did have an issue when CC came out and had to find a solution myself. I can't remember exactly what steps I took,  but it had to do with one of the "program files" locations being wrong. I would suggest copying the google folder located in C:program files/Adobe/Photoshop CC(64bit)/plugins to > c:program files(x86)/Adobe/photoshop cc/plugins. You have to make sure the actual .8bf files are in the folders and not just the shortcuts. At the very least it won't hurt anything and at the best it will solve your problem.

Also, there is a google folder with all the unzipped Nik programs in C:Program files/Google (below image) where you can find the appropriate .8bf plugins . The shortcuts you are reffering to point to this folder.

PSCC locations.jpg

Below are the two "program files" folders in windows7. Just check the adobe PSCC plugin folders in both locations to make sure that the google folder is present in both (to be safe) and make sure the actual and appropriate (ie 32/64 bit) .8bf plugins are located in the individual folders located in the google folder.

If you are going to transfer the files as described above, then please "COPY & PASTE" the .8bf files and not "cut & paste".

Hope this helps you out,

Ed

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LEGEND ,
Sep 24, 2013 Sep 24, 2013

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You are absolutely not going to succeed by copying 32 bit plug-ins to the 64 bit folder or vice versa  Just make sure to keep them straight.

-Noel

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Enthusiast ,
Sep 24, 2013 Sep 24, 2013

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Noel Carboni wrote:

You are absolutely not going to succeed by copying 32 bit plug-ins to the 64 bit folder or vice versa  Just make sure to keep them straight.

-Noel

I should have bold(ed) the "actual & appropriate" part.

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Oct 03, 2013 Oct 03, 2013

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Hi, I did bold it for you.

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Enthusiast ,
Oct 03, 2013 Oct 03, 2013

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Another problem solved! On to the next one...

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