Nik Collection - Problems with Photoshop 2021

New Here ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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Hello, I just got my Photoshop updated to 2021 (previous version 2018). I used the Nik Collection 1.2.11 guite often with my old version so of course I installed this plugin again. But that causes peoblems in PS. Can't work with it anymore. If I open a pic, I can add one new layer with something, I do my editing with this layer and than the pic just dissapears from the PS desktop and I just can see the starting page of PS. Any idea if the old Nik collection just doesn't  work with PS2021 ?

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Explorer , Nov 21, 2020 Nov 21, 2020
DXO now says its NIK collection is compatible with PS 2021. I upgraded to version 3, checked the GPU box in PS preferences and NIK works as expected.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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I think there is no guarantee that the old Nik plugins will work with the newest Photoshop. However, now that DXO has taken over development of the Nik plugins, you can get an updated version of the plugins that is compatible. However, you will have to purchase the upgrade to the latest version.

https://nikcollection.dxo.com/

Sorry I don't have a better solution for you.

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New Here ,
Nov 01, 2020 Nov 01, 2020

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Hello Michael,

 

thanks for your answer. I just checked the DxO website and they say, that even the newest Nik Collection 3 doesn't work with PS2021 yet. But they are working on it. Hopefully they will have a working version soon.

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

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AS of 17 NOV 2020, this problem has not been resolved.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Contact Nik.

Kevin Stohlmeyer Adobe Community Professional/Adobe Certified Instructor

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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As of Dec 30, 2020 the issue of Nik's 3's incompatibility with Photoshop 2021 has still not been resoved.  Nik support has been working on my issue since the first part of October and still is not able to solve it.  I am running Nik 3.3 inside of Photoshop (latest version 22.1.0) on a Macbook Pro 2019 running MacOS 10.15.5 

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Explorer ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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I have had the same problem with NIK 2.0. Even though the image disappears, the tab still remains. I save the image and reopen it. All the NIK filter effects stay with the image and eveything works fine after reopening the file. It's an annoyance, but it works.

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Explorer ,
Nov 04, 2020 Nov 04, 2020

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Hi, try this; Close PS. Go to  the Photoshop 2020 plugins file (mine is located at C>Program Files>Adobe) copy the whole Nik Collection folder from PS 2020 plugins folder. Then paste it in to the plugins folder of PS 2021. Relaunch PS and look under the 'Filters' menu. This worked for me. Good luck.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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But Nik collection doesn't need to be installed into the Photoshop plugin folder. It gets integrad on some other way, while it's defolt installation folder is Program files. 

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2021 Jun 04, 2021

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Thank you for the help! That works for me

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2020 Nov 28, 2020

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THANK YOU!! Was so disappointed the old free Nik Collection filters wouldn't install in PS2021 when I updated it. Tried your method and totally worked for me! So happy I can use the free NIK Collection Filters with PS2021 again!! I use them A LOT and have heaps of recipe presets I have created.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020

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Thank you, worked for me too.

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New Here ,
Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020

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This worked perfectly.  Took 15 seconds.  It's a shame DXO continually tries to milk their customers for basic fixes.

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Explorer ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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I have a pc and moving the "google" folder from the PS 2020 plug in folder over to PS 2021 plug in folder worked like a charm. Thank you!!!

Don

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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NHPhoto4

 

Do you have any idea where the plugins file lives on a Mac by any chance?

 

Thanks,

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Here is a document that illustrates where to find your plug-in folders.

Locate Plug-In Folders

 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2020 Nov 05, 2020

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I have Nik Collect 3. Same problem with ps 2021, pic just dissapears from the PS desktop after aply layer mask. I temporany fix disabling GPU support on PS menù, but obviously that is no best way...I hope that DXO will fix this problem. PS no problem with PS 2020 , nik collection 3, and GPU support on. 

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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That is what I did. Disable GPS Support in Photoshop and the Free Version of NIK Collection works again.  I guess I will be forced someday to upgrade to the Paid Version as I use the Nik Collection extensively in my editing.

 

To Disable GPU Support

 

Edit - Peferences - Performance and uncheck Use Graphics Processor then close out Photoshop and Restart it.

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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All I can say is, that Nik Collection 3.08 works flawlessly in Adobe Photoshop 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2020 Nov 16, 2020

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I disagree. I've the NIK Collection 3.0.8 (paid) and I've the same issue. If I uncheck the Use Graphics Processor, everything works fine. If not, the grey screen is coming. If I use PS 2020, it's fine.

 

Adobe should patch it. 
  

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

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The disabling GPU support seems to work ... for now. btw, I have a paid copy from DxO and have also had the issue. It has been slowing workflow a lot to keep resaving, reopening. 

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New Here ,
Nov 17, 2020 Nov 17, 2020

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This is official reply from DXO:

 

WARNING MESSAGE

Nik Collection 3 by DxO is not yet compatible with Photoshop 2021 /// Hot fix is planned.

General online Support is available only to customers who have purchased the paid version of the Nik Collection by DxO available since June 2018. Comprehensive support and software updates are only available for the newest release of Nik Collection by DxO, and those using the newest trial version.

Previous versions cannot be the subject of a request for assistance, because we have not developed them. However, you will find information on some of the known issues in the FAQs below.

For any stability issues, compatibility with the latest Adobe CC products and the latest Mac/Windows OS, and for future updates and our support, we strongly encourage you to purchase the latest version of the Nik Collection by DxO or to test our free 30 days trial version.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

you can read here:   https://support.dxo.com/hc/en-us/categories/115002389907-Nik-Collection-by-DxO

 

we have to wait

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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The new DXO NIK Collection 3.3 is on the market, the PS 22.0.1. release too. I installed both of them, the issue the same. The disabling of the GPU support works, but it's really funny: you've a strong PC with a dedicated video card and u cannot use it.

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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I have exactly the same problem.  Nik Collection 3.3, Photoshop 22.0.1, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 with latest Studio driver and the image freezes if a Nik filter is applied to a smart layer if "Use Graphics Processor" is ticked.  

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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Same. Applied the Photoshop 22.1.0 patch, loaded Nik Collection 3.3.. mine is an NVidia GEFORCEGTX 1050 Ti. Returning from NIK Colour Efex (and I presume any other product in the collection), and PS creates the new (modified) layer. I select the brush and the first keystroke registers...thereafter no further modifications register on the screen. Scrubby zoom stops working. Closing and reopening the file allows normal editing again but this interferes with workflow. Unchecking the GPU works, but that is hardly a satisfactory workaround, and scrubby zoom relies on GPU, so, again, that's lost.

 

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