"Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" Mon 25-Mar-13 06:32 PM by robsb
San Jose, US
If you own a copy of CEP3 for Capture NX2, you will get a surprise in your email today. Google is giving a free upgrade to the Entire NIK filters package to you. This set of plug ins is for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, that used to cost over $450. I have Photoshop so it installed all of the plug ins there. I have not yet tried to see if I can run the programs as standalone with CNX2, but when I do, I will let you know. If someone gets to it before me please post the results here. I am very glad I never bought the complete set before. Google now sells the entire package for around $145 for those who did not buy any of the packages before but is offering the free total upgrade if you had bought ANY of the filters in the past.
Other posts are incorrect about CEP 3.0 for CNX2 not being eligible, it is! I got my entire package this morning and all I own is the CEP 3.0 for CNX2. When you download the Windows package, there is a glitch in that the download does not label itself as an .exe file. and thus will not open. If you add the .exe extension and then double click it will install the plug ins into any Photoshop or Lightroom versions that you have,
#1. "RE: Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" In response to Reply # 0
Farmington Hills, US
I also have only CEP 3.0 for CNX2. I got the email and downloaded the complete filter set for free. It installed all the plug ins into Photoshop Elements 11, the only Adobe software I have.
I didn't run into any problem just double clicking the downloaded file on my Windows 7 computer. Perhaps they fixed the extension after you downloaded.
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#3. "RE: Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" In response to Reply # 0
San Jose, US
I did check out a few of the programs as far as moving files to the stand alone versions of the NIK Collection. While I have never been able to make the small Edit List program work in CNX2, I did try setting my open with file to a few of the NIK programs and CNX2 sent a Tiff of a NEF over. The funny thing is VNX2 does have the ability to put a list of open with programs in its program. But when I tried to send NEFs from it to the NIK programs, it would only work if I sent a file that already was a TIFF-very odd.
#6. "RE: Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" In response to Reply # 5 Tue 26-Mar-13 05:12 PM by richardd300
Didn't work for me. I selected download into Photoshop CS5, no good, Elements 11, no good. Lightroom 4, no good and CS5 Bridge, no good! I'm using Windows 7 64bit. It comes up with this message in uploading. I note that the Colour filters have been downloaded too, couldn't find those at all!
#8. "RE: Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" In response to Reply # 6
Apologies. Eventually it did load, however I was then really worried as every time I opened an image and selected one of the NIK plug in's I didn't have (I only have Silver EFEX pro) CS5 froze and I had to ctrl>alt>delete and shut CS5 down. However, I rebooted the PC and it all works now....phew!
It hasn't installed into Nikon Capture NX2, but works well in CS5, Lightroom 4, CS5 bridge and Elements 11
#11. "RE: Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" In response to Reply # 10
Thanks Bob. I do have colour efex3 on Capture NX2, but how do I access Efex3 as a stand alone for Capture NX2 please. Otherwise, I suppose it's easier just to process the image via the filter plug in's in CS/Lightroom etc.
#13. "RE: Good News- on the NIK Filter set- You may have a free version coming" In response to Reply # 0
Washington DC, US
I purchased the "Complete Collection" directly from Nik in November '11. It included CEP4. Does this offer from Google include an update to CEP4? I have never owned CEP3 and bought the Complete Collection when Nik offered it at $100 off. Is there anything of value to me in this offer? Do you know if I would qualify for it? Thanks, my fellow Nikonians. Your collective knowledge is always a source of wonder and delight to me!