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486 Points

Mon, Jul 22, 2019 12:17 AM

Nik Collection 2 for Lightroom Classic 8.3.1

I upgraded to Lightroom Classic CC 8.3 when it came out. Then I upgraded my Nik Collection 2 from DXO and it appeared in the Edit In as usual. Then I upgraded to Lightroom Classic CC and the version is 8.3.1. Then the name change occurred at some point from Lightroom Classic CC to Lightroom Classic. Nik Collection 2 disappeared. I have tried to rerun the software about 3 times and then it occurred to me that the problem might be the name change. Lightroom Classic CC is the only choice on the list for installation of the Nik Collection 2 plug-in. Suggestions appreciated. The only work around is to go to the External Editing Tab and change the 2nd editor to one of the Nik apps and restart Lightroom. 

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1.8K Points

2 y ago

Annoying, isn't it? I assume you store your settings with the catalog (and are using Windows), which the DxO version can't properly deal with. Here's the fix:

Find the Lightroom Settings\External Editor Presets folder - in my case, the catalog location is E:\Catalogs\Lightroom5\Master Catalog so the full path is:

E:\Catalogs\Lightroom5\Master Catalog\Lightroom Settings\External Editor Presets

You will see a .lua file for each application. These are text files, so open each one and change the externalEditorFullPath to point to the DxO version. For example:

externalEditorFullPath = "C:\\Program Files\\DxO\\Nik Collection\\Analog Efex Pro 2\\Analog Efex Pro 2 (64-Bit)\\Analog Efex Pro 2.exe", 

You will need to do this for each .lua file separately. There should be 7 of them for Nik and there might be others if you have other plugins like Perfect Resize (which you should not change).

HTH

26 Messages

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486 Points

2 y ago

Well, since I am on a Mac this may require some other explanation of where the Program files are parked. I don't see them based on this. 

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11.5K Points

2 y ago

In Lightroom Classic go File/Plug-in Manager. Look for HDR Efex Pro 2 in the sidebar, click on it. Now you will see the path to the "Modules" folder, where the plugins live, by clicking on "Show In Finder". Do you see the plugin in there? Also, is it "Enabled"? Can you drop it in there manually if it's not there?