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How to launch Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO plugins from Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)?

Plug-Ins for Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO are not automatically installed into Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher) with our installer. Below are the instructions on how to install Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO into Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher):

For macOS users:

1. Installation & create plugins

  • Process Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO installation
  • During “Compatible Host” step, click on + to create a custom plugins folder in your preferred directory (use the combination shift+Cmd+n if necessary), then click Open
  • In the installer, you will see a Adobe Photoshop Custom1 host added to your list
  • By successively clicking on Continue and Install , a 'DxO' folder will be created in background in the directory you chose
  • This 'DxO' folder will contain all Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO plugins
  • Continue installation until finished and click on Close

2. Launch the application Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

3. Import Nik Collection plugins into Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

  • In the top menu, go to Affinity Photo > Preferences
  • Select Photoshop Plugins tab
  • In “Plugin Search Folder” click on Add
  • In the dialog popup select the “DxO” folder created after installation and press Ok
  • In “Plugin Support Folder” click on Authorize Global and Authorize without selecting anything
  • In “Detected Plugins” check the checkbox to “Allow “Unknown” plugins to be used”
  • Close the “Preferences” via the Close button
  • Select Restart Now
  • If opened after restart, close the “Preferences” popup

4. Import your image to Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

5. Launch Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO plugins via Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

  • Go to Filters > Plugins > Nik Collection > “Plugin Name”

 

For Windows users:

1. Installation & create plugins

  • Process Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO installation
  • During “Compatible Host Applications” step, click on + to create a custom plugins folder in your preferred directory, then click Open
  • In the installer, you will see a Adobe Photoshop Custom1 host added to your list
  • By successively clicking on Continue and Install , a 'DxO' folder will be created in background in the directory you chose
  • This 'DxO' folder will contain all Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO plugins
  • Continue installation until finished and click on Close

2. Launch the application Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

3. Import Nik Collection plugins into Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

  • In the top menu, go to Edit > Preferences
  • Select Photoshop Plugins tab
  • In “Plugin Search Folder” click on Add
  • In the dialog popup select the “DxO” folder created after installation and press Ok
  • In “Detected Plugins” check the checkbox to “Allow “Unknown” plugins to be used”
  • Close the “Preferences” via the Close button
  • Select Restart Now
  • If opened after restart, close the “Preferences” popup

4. Import your image to Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

5. Launch Nik Collection 2.5 by DxO plugins via Affinity Photo 1.8 (or higher)

  • Go to Filters > Plugins > Nik Collection > “Plugin Name”
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