Downloading and Installing the Nik Collection

Download Instructions

To download the latest version of the Nik Collection, please refer to your download email. Or, if you purchased the Nik Collection on October 22, 2014 or later, you can download the latest installer directly from You must be signed in to your Google account before the Download button will appear at the top of the page.

If you need the download email resent to you, please contact our support team.

To download a trial of the Nik Collection, please visit our home page and click Try now.

The downloaded file saves to your Downloads folder. To access your Downloads folder on Windows, click on the Start button, locate and click on your user name, and then in the window that opens, double-click on the Downloads folder. The file will end in “.exe.“ To access your Downloads folder on Mac, open your Finder and click on the Downloads folder, which is most often in the list on the left. The file will end in “.dmg.”

Installation Instructions

1. Make sure to quit out of any host image editing application such as Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.
2. Locate the downloaded installation file and double-click on it to begin.
3. The installer will automatically attempt to locate the appropriate installation location, as well as the installed host applications. It is recommended that you leave the default options provided in the installer. In case no host applications are found, please try quitting and restarting the installer.
4. After the installer has completed, your software will be available within the available host image editing applications. For previous owners of the Nik Software products, your Product Keys will no longer be required to access the software.

Note: If you are installing the Nik Collection over previous versions of the software, it is recommended to first export your custom and imported Presets and Recipes from Analog Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, and HDR Efex Pro 2.

For information on how to install on either a Mac or a PC, please watch the videos below:

Installing the Nik Collection on a MacInstalling the Nik Collection on a PC

Having Installation Problems?

If the Nik Collection does not appear in your host application after completing the installation, please check the compatibility requirements to ensure your host application is compatible.

If your host application is compatible but the plug-ins do not appear, please click for more installation troubleshooting.

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