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03/25/2013 03:15:50 PM · #1
What?!? Christmas in March?

Wow! What previously cost around $500 was just given to me for free by Nik Software. I looked it up because it sounded too good to be true and I see the news that Nik's software will no longer be sold individually for $100 each but will be sold as a bundle for $150. However, "for being a long-time Nik Customer" they sent it to me for free!!!

Originally posted by Nik Software:

Dear Robert,

Thanks for being a long-time Nik customer. As a registered owner of one or more of our software products, we are pleased to announce that you are now eligible for a free copy of the new Nik Collection by Google, which includes all six of our award-winning plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.

To be sure you have the latest version of the Nik plug-ins, click the link below to download the Nik Collection. Your download will begin automatically.



Google to offer all of Nik's software plugins for $149
03/25/2013 03:19:45 PM · #2
Oops! I now see that this is already being discussed in a thread about the acquisition of Nik by Google......sorry.
03/25/2013 03:19:46 PM · #3
LOl - I got the same email. You mean it isn't SPAM?
Thought I'd wait on the download until the news got verified on DPC.
:)
Alice
03/25/2013 04:06:45 PM · #4
I was also a little worried it might be spam!
03/25/2013 04:11:24 PM · #5
Yeah, I thought it was too good to be true also. I downloaded it, installed it, and found right away that this is real and it works. A very nice surprise these days!
03/25/2013 11:21:59 PM · #6
I have the full set - paid for them all. I haven't heard anything, though. Who is the mail coming from? I'll check the spam folder...
03/25/2013 11:43:02 PM · #7
Originally posted by Melethia:

I have the full set - paid for them all. I haven't heard anything, though. Who is the mail coming from? I'll check the spam folder...

Nik Collection by Google...
03/25/2013 11:54:22 PM · #8
Yep. Nothing here. Wah!
03/26/2013 12:03:12 AM · #9
Originally posted by Melethia:

Yep. Nothing here. Wah!


I have not received an email, either. The following information is from the nik blog.

"If you've already purchased one or more Nik plug-ins in the past, then don't worry, we've got you covered. In fact: we're going to upgrade you to the entire Nik Collection by Google for free. Just keep an eye out for emailed instructions in the next few days."

I do expect an email in the next few days.
03/26/2013 12:43:29 AM · #10
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by Melethia:

Yep. Nothing here. Wah!


I have not received an email, either. The following information is from the nik blog.

"If you've already purchased one or more Nik plug-ins in the past, then don't worry, we've got you covered. In fact: we're going to upgrade you to the entire Nik Collection by Google for free. Just keep an eye out for emailed instructions in the next few days."

I do expect an email in the next few days.

Mine came late this afternoon, well after the first hits were reported.
03/26/2013 02:12:10 AM · #11
You do realize this means Nik has probably been bought by Google...
03/26/2013 03:25:12 AM · #12
Originally posted by tanguera:

You do realize this means Nik has probably been bought by Google...

Yep, last September!
03/26/2013 04:47:27 AM · #13
Very nice indeed...got mine today and downloaded...no geo-blocks!
03/26/2013 06:45:46 AM · #14
I had never used the Nik filters, downloaded them all for free as a result of this thread and installed them. Opened up PS6 and was immediately presented with a little 'option window' of some sort that said GOOGLE in the top border dead center of my PS workspace. I clicked to get rid of this and all was normal. I closed PS6 and opened again and again was presented with this little window. I tried everything I could find in settings for the NIK filters and could not get rid of it so deleted the Nik filters without ever actually using them. They may be good, but Google wrecked them just because of that.
03/26/2013 09:11:05 AM · #15
You can stop that from automatically opening. From the support page:
"Photoshop also offers a separate window for easy access to the plug-ins. This is called the Selective Tool, and it automatically opens when Photoshop opens. If you would like to change this setting so that it does not automatically open, click on the Settings button in the lower left corner of the window. If you close the Selective Tool and then wish to reopen it, navigate to File > Automate > Nik Selective Tool."

I can't get all the plugins to work. Define and Viveza open fine from both LR4 and CS5. Trying to open any of the others from CS5 freezes the program and I have to go to the task manager to close it. When I try from LR4, it makes the copy, but no other window pops up. The task manager says that the plugin is running in the background, but I can't access it. I'm waiting on an email back from support. :(
03/26/2013 09:32:15 AM · #16
Are there others still waiting to get their email? I have heard of a lot of people getting the email already, and very few not getting it.
03/26/2013 10:03:32 AM · #17
Originally posted by giantmike:

Are there others still waiting to get their email? I have heard of a lot of people getting the email already, and very few not getting it.


I'm having difficulties. It went to my spam folder, but it came in with the links stripped out, so I see the links, but they're not clickable.

I'm trying to send an email through their support system now, but when I click on submit, nothing's happening. Back to trying to get through.

Went to chrome and was able to at least submit the email.

(check your spam folder)

Message edited by author 2013-03-26 10:09:57.
03/26/2013 10:05:57 AM · #18
Originally posted by CEJ:

I had never used the Nik filters, downloaded them all for free as a result of this thread and installed them. Opened up PS6 and was immediately presented with a little 'option window' of some sort that said GOOGLE in the top border dead center of my PS workspace. I clicked to get rid of this and all was normal. I closed PS6 and opened again and again was presented with this little window. I tried everything I could find in settings for the NIK filters and could not get rid of it so deleted the Nik filters without ever actually using them. They may be good, but Google wrecked them just because of that.

I love that window. I can drag it wherever you want to it and it will default to that location. I can minimize it just like a normal window, so it just hangs there as a bar. It lets me access all my Niks without going through the menu structure. I like it a lot.

Message edited by author 2013-03-26 10:06:25.
03/26/2013 10:10:06 AM · #19
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by giantmike:

Are there others still waiting to get their email? I have heard of a lot of people getting the email already, and very few not getting it.


I'm having difficulties. It went to my spam folder, but it came in with the links stripped out, so I see the links, but they're not clickable.

I'm trying to send an email through their support system now, but when I click on submit, nothing's happening. Back to trying to get through.


Thanks Wendy! That was it. Sitting there along with one from Topaz. uggg.

Once I moved it from SPAM to my inbox, the links started working.
03/26/2013 10:33:56 AM · #20
Originally posted by giantmike:

Are there others still waiting to get their email? I have heard of a lot of people getting the email already, and very few not getting it.

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03/26/2013 10:45:22 AM · #21
I downloaded and installed mine last night. Was using SEP2 and CEP4, but now very happy to have the rest of the suite! Sweet!
03/26/2013 10:45:36 AM · #22
I have tried to download several times and keep getting a message that does not recognize the program to open it. Anyone else have this problem?
03/26/2013 10:52:12 AM · #23
I bought the pkg last night...it's installed and working...I haven't tried all the pkges but I will not...

I did find out that I have to run it as TIFF and I can't change the resolution to 300...if you are changing anything when you are uploading the file to be worked on...DON'T...open it the way they have it set.

here is the link that I used to purchase it...

Linky...Linky...Great DEAL!!!

It worked last night...but hurry!!! I'm sure someone will figure out that this was surly a mistake!!!! lol
03/26/2013 11:20:57 AM · #24
Does the email come from Google or from Nik in the heading??
03/26/2013 11:23:49 AM · #25
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Does the email come from Google or from Nik in the heading??


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