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May 31, 2017 10:57 |  #1

while it still works Google has announced it will no longer support or develop it. Predictable why oh why did they buy it only to trash it. Maybe we can convince them to make it open source?


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May 31, 2017 15:19 |  #2

No more updates, but I wouldn't call it dead. All the plug-ins still work just fine.


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May 31, 2017 15:22 |  #3

I think the answer is Snapseed, which uses some of the technology and is an excellent mobile solution.

The NIK suite would need a reboot to continue being competitive.

I, for one, appreciate that they made it free and kept it up as long as they did. I purchased SilverEFEX pro version 1 and was happy to get the rest for free.

Making it Open source has issues, among them giving up the right to control valuable technology assets they are still using. Upoint, specifically, which is included in Snapseed.


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May 31, 2017 15:28 |  #4

If they don't support it, it will be outdated in a year. Technology develop at a speed of light, so without proper support Nik will die. After they announced It would become free I expected something like this. They just took the best part of it and shared the rest.




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May 31, 2017 16:05 |  #5

F2Bthere wrote in post #18367672 (external link)
I think the answer is Snapseed, which uses some of the technology and is an excellent mobile solution.

The NIK suite would need a reboot to continue being competitive.

I, for one, appreciate that they made it free and kept it up as long as they did. I purchased SilverEFEX pro version 1 and was happy to get the rest for free.

Making it Open source has issues, among them giving up the right to control valuable technology assets they are still using. Upoint, specifically, which is included in Snapseed.

I do not however edit on a mobile platform


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May 31, 2017 16:36 |  #6

karolinmetzger wrote in post #18367678 (external link)
If they don't support it, it will be outdated in a year. Technology develop at a speed of light, so without proper support Nik will die.

I don't agree. I use Nik output sharpening quite often and can't even imagine how advancing technology could make that outdated. I don't know what you mean by "Nik will die," but I can assure you it won't die on my machine.


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May 31, 2017 20:35 as a reply to Peano's post |  #7

at some point cc won't run it that is how it will die


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May 31, 2017 20:46 |  #8

Even if CC stops working with it, it can run in standalone. Not as convenient but just an extra step (and loss of smart object support, I suppose).

Failure to run in the OS will ultimately be the big killer.


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May 31, 2017 23:50 |  #9

That's sad, and weird all at the same time. I'm going to miss Silver EFX and the HDR program. Perhaps I should update them now while I still can.


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Jun 01, 2017 10:43 |  #10

dashotgun wrote in post #18367919 (external link)
at some point cc won't run it that is how it will die

Not for me. I use CS6 and will not upgrade to CC.


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Jun 01, 2017 11:11 |  #11

I have Nik and the Topaz. I like Topaz better.




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Jun 08, 2017 10:07 as a reply to kjonnnn's post |  #12

Did you pay $500 for Topaz? It seems like a steep price for the package.


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Jun 08, 2017 19:53 as a reply to Davidsl222's post |  #13

There are frequently deals...


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Jun 19, 2017 01:39 |  #14

I'm new to Nik.

Their U Point technology masking is neat indeed - better than Topaz, IMO.




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Jun 19, 2017 02:38 as a reply to dashotgun's post |  #15

That already happened with the second to last update to PS CC17. However, Adobe released another update very soon afterward and the issues with Nik were resolved. I use the plug-ins and am not worried about when they won't work anymore. By then, something else will be around that will work better. They're free, work well in the current PS CC17 - live for the moment instead of worrying about shat might happen in the future.




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