Following Google's offer of their plugin suite free to existing owners of any one of them, I downloaded them all on the basis of my having CFX for NX2. I Found that I can use them as stand alones via View NX2 by adding them to the Open With command options.They can also then be added to the toolbar as icons. This works very well- select a thumbnail- right click ( or click toolbar icon) & select plugin to use, and the image opens , after adjustment it can be saved without going through any other host program.
The Nik plugins, when used as stand-alones via 'open with' is looking for a TIFF or JPEG file. If you've got a NEF or NRW file it can't work with it.
On the other hand, if you do this from Capture NX2's 'open with' it will automatically save the NEF as a TIFF and then open in the Nik filter.
There is an issue anusing them via CNX2, in that you can only have 1 program as the 'open with' application. VNX2 lets you have several.
Someone among the Nikonians created a small batch file called Editlist2 that will let you add multiple applications as a list and then be called by the 'open with' file command. You can search for it on the forums and download it.
Exactly right. however I tried that, (David Duncan)but was unable to get it to work. I must try again. I get the pop-up to select a program from, but then I get "run time error53-file not found " Has anyone else successfully used it ?
Yes, when I had Windows 7 the Edit List works great and loved it. Then I went to Windows 8 and I cant get it to work in Windows 8. I email David to see if he updated it to work with Windows 8 and he said that he didnt have it. So if you have Windows 7 it works great once you get it setup. I came very close to going back to Windows 7 just for the Edit List to work.
Now, I use Capture NX2 with Niks Efex 3.0 inside to edit my pictures and if I want to edit them in another one of Nik's other software I just save it as a 16bit TIFF file. Then I right click on the picture and OPEN WITH and pick whatever Niks software I want to use. The first time you do this you will have to search the Choose Default Program and add it to your list in there. Just go in and add all the application from Niks or Googles Software so you can use any one of them when youre ready. You will have to find Nik or Google in the list and then click through to find which app you want to add. You can do the same thing with any other software you have too, it doesnt matter all you have to do is find it in the list and add it. And as far as I know you can add as many as you want too.
The Edit List was far easier that would open a 16bit TIFF right open in whatever program you picked without saving it first using Capture NX 2. As the post above said you can use View NX if you dont want to edit it first in Capture NX2. So if you have Windows 7 find the Edit List and download it, it worked great for me in Windows 7. But the Open With is the only other way I found around it using Windows 8 with Capture NX2.
I just have OnOnes Software set as my default editor in Capture NX2 that I really like, but like someone said you can only add one in there, and that is where the Edit List was great as you could add a list of them to pick from. If you have Niks or Googles Efex 4.0 just put that in Capture NX2 and it will open a 16bit TIFF right open in the application? I hope this helps you.
You just made my day! I tried for days to get it installed on my desktop that just would not work after installing Windows 8. After reading your post I tried it on my laptop as I am traveling through China until spring. It worked and cant wait to get back and get it on my desktop. Not sure what I did wrong but I will figure it out when I get there.
If anyone is interested in this program you can download it here: