Nik Collection 4 and Affinity Photo

The following findings are taken from a Mac installation.

Perspective Efex:

  • Cannot send results back to AP
  • PROPOSAL: With an additional “save as copy” option, we could use it nevertheless

All other plug-ins

  • User account has admin rights: Plug-ins work as expected
  • User account is non-admin: Viveza and Silver Efex do not work, the others work

Affinity Photo settings
I tested both user accounts with AP settings that use the plug-ins from

  • /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins
  • /Applications/Affinity/Plug-Ins

Update and good news

Trying to get Nik 4 (Viveza and SFX) to work on the non-admin user, I tried to install Nik 4 from the non-admin user…

  • started the installer, which told me to remove the “old” installation
  • started the uninstaller, it did what it did (have not searched for leftovers
  • started the installer and let it finish

As a result, Viveza and SFX now work on both users
when I set AP to get the plugins from /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins

Note: If the NIK installer were multi-user aware, we’d not have to walk these twisted paths (but I start to repeat myself)

Attn @DxOStaffPO

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