Nik Collection Color Efex Pro 5 Crashes

Discussions, questions, comments and suggestions regarding Color Efex Pro from the Nik Collection.
Every time I export my photo from lightroom or photoshop to Color Efex Pro 5, it constantly crashes while Im editing and I lose all my edits, very very frustrating.
Im using up to date lightroom and photoshop.

Hi @Geoffw and welcome to the forum.

Can you please give us more details about your PC configuration? Win? macOS? Versions? Hardware?


I’ve got the same problem. Just downloaded it today. Color Efex crashes when I edit in DxO PhotoLab 5. I tried it three time and the same thing happens.

I’m using a iMac, Catalina 10.15.7.

I do have an update to Big Sur 11.6.8,I will install now and see how that goes

Hi, Thanks for the reply, Im using mac book pro, 13inch late 2013
2.4GHz Dual-Core intel core 5
memory 8gb 1600mhz ddr3
graphics intel iris 1536mb
66gb memory left and running Big Sur 11.6.6
I haven’t had any issues before until recently, mostly use color efex pro but now just crashes all the time with photoshop and lightroom

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I’m having the same problem with Nik Color Efex Pro 5 crashing from both LR and PS. I’m running Monterey 12.6 on my iMac. I haven’t tried many features yet, but it always crashes when I use the vignette filter which I use very frequently. Thanks for any help you can give me.