Release Notes

Updates to the Nik Collection are made on an ongoing basis. These updates may include bug fixes, performance enhancements, new features and additional hardware or software support. All updates will be installed to the computer automatically.

Version 1.2.8 - November 10, 2014
  • Version number format changed, and added to all splash screens
  • Improved loading speed
  • Added option to send anonymous usage statistics to Google
  • Added Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 support
  • Fixed potential crash at startup related to GPU
  • Fixed potential crash related to unavailable screen color profiles
  • Fixed issues that could happen when loading very large images
  • Fixed issues related to TIFF file handling
  • Mac: compatibility update for Mac OS 10.9.5 and 10.10
  • Mac: made interface animations smoother
  • Windows: fixed issue with plug-ins in remote desktop sessions
  • Windows: fixed potential crash during software rendering
  • Analog Efex Pro 2: on-image editing in Double Exposure has been updated
  • Analog Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2: Lightroom metadata hierarchy is now preserved
  • Analog Efex Pro 2, Silver Efex Pro 2: fixed tiling and banding artifacts in specific setting combinations
  • Color Efex Pro 4: fixed potential Photoshop crash caused by broken XML files
  • HDR Efex Pro 2: fixed image display issue when toggling control point masks on and off
  • HDR Efex Pro 2: fixed alignment issue for exposure series
  • HDR Efex Pro 2: fixed an issue with Control Points being non-editible in Smart Objects
  • Silver Efex Pro 2: fixed CMD+F/CTRL+F shortcut within Photoshop for re-applying previous filter effect
Version 1.207 - July 14, 2014
  • Viveza 2: Fixed an issue with Control Points when using Smart Objects in Photoshop
  • Viveza 2 and Sharpener Pro 3: Fixed an issue of buttons being unresponsive in the Analog Efex Pro introduction screen
  • Changed location of installer and uninstaller log files
  • Windows: added Photoshop CC 2014 installer support
Version 1.204 - May 21, 2014
  • Updated several translations
  • Improved CPU detection speed
  • Improved OpenGL version detection for Intel GPUs
  • Analog Efex Pro 2: Fixed an issue with Multilens presets 8 and 9
  • Analog Efex Pro 2: Updated the default effect in Motion Camera
  • Analog Efex Pro 2 and Color Efex Pro 4: Fixed animations in the right panel
Version 1.203 - May 14, 2014

Introduces Analog Efex Pro 2:

  • New cameras, filters, and presets
  • Control points added to Photo Plate, Light Leaks, Dirt & Scratches, and Basic Adjustments filters
  • Additional Tilt Shift mode added to Bokeh filter
  • New Scale slider added in Frame filter
  • New inverted slider range added to Photo Plate filter
  • New Defocus slider added in Lens Distortion filter
  • New Instant Help added
  • Several interface changes, including updated Camera icons, a new workflow in Camera Kit, and a new Tools column in Camera drop-down menu
Version 1.111 - February 26, 2014
  • Mac: Fixed an issue that prevented images from loading correctly into Photoshop or Lightroom from certain locations
  • Mac: Fixed an issue related to the GPS and time metadata of an image in Aperture
  • Mac: Fixed an installation issue in which the installer would not make progress on some systems
  • Mac: Fixed an issue in Lightroom in which the default color space was changed to sRGB after updating to the Nik Collection
  • Mac: Fixed an issue in which the incorrect plug-in may have launched from Bridge
  • Mac: Improved video RAM detection
  • Dfine 2: The noise sampling boxes have been restored on Mac where they were hidden in the last version
  • Dfine 2: Fixed two crash scenarios, both that occurred when making selections in Dfine while it saved the edited image
  • Analog Efex Pro: Fixed the functionality of the Strength slider
Version 1.110 - January 21, 2014
  • Fixed crashes and other issues with Intel GMA GPUs on Windows and Mac OS
  • Fixed an issue with the progress bar causing our software's window to appear on top of other windows
  • Improved launch speed
  • Fixed an issue with preset tool tips that occurred after a preset was renamed
  • Several updates to translated text
  • Silver Efex Pro 2: Reset the default Compare "before" image to the default black and white image in Side-by-Side and Split View modes. Users who want to compare to the original colored image need to adjust the comparison state in the History browser
  • Color Efex Pro 4: Fixed the functionality of the Cool Ice method in Photo Stylizer
  • Sharpener Pro 3: Fixed an issue that occurred when working with multiple images in Aperture and using “Color Ranges” for selective sharpening that set the three custom colors to grey instead of to red/orange/blue for the second image or later
Version 1.109 - December 11, 2013
  • Fixed crashes with Dfine 2 when launching on Mac OS 10.6
  • Fixed compatibility issues with 64-bit Dfine 2, Sharpener Pro 3 and Viveza 2 on Windows 8
  • Fixed Aperture UI issue that might have occurred after returning to Aperture from plug-ins on Mac OS
  • Fixed black or white tile artifacts that might have occurred after returning to Photoshop from plug-ins
  • Fixed large color tiles appearing in the plug-in preview on systems with Intel HD graphics cards
  • Fixed GPU filtering artifacts occurring on Mac OS 10.9 with Intel HD 2000/3000 graphics cards
  • Fixed a Photoshop crash that might have occurred in a specific situations using the brush functionality
  • The preset preview will be shown at full retina resolution on supported systems
  • Various small retina graphic optimizations
  • Improved the click and drag experience when using a tablet
  • Analog Efex Pro: Added the affect of the Vary button to the Levels and Curves strength slider
  • Analog Efex Pro: Fixed the History comparison button for the initial state
  • HDR Efex Pro 2: Fixed a crash that might have occurred during parallel metadata loading from images
  • Silver Efex Pro 2: Fixed the functionality of the Toning sliders
  • Silver Efex Pro 2: Fixed an issue with Grain Strength visibility that depended on the preview scaling
  • Silver Efex Pro 2: Fixed GPU filtering artifacts, which also improved filtering speed
Version 1.108 - November 13, 2013
  • Fixed issues with Mac auto-update preventing updates from being installed
  • Added more retina graphics
  • Fixed the zoom shortcuts on systems with retina displays
  • Fixed possible shutdown issues when closing the plug-in
  • Fixed small UI glitches like margins in the warnings dialog or captions being slightly cut off
  • Fixed sticky states compatibility issue with Nik Collection 1.007 files
  • Analog Efex Pro: Fixed animated Help tour bubble positioning
  • Color Efex Pro 4: Fixed an issue with the Bi-Color User Defined color picker indicators
Version 1.107 (Windows only) - November 5, 2013
  • Fixed installation of MS VS C++ 2012 redistributables during auto-update
  • Analog Efex Pro: Performance improveent
  • Silver Efex Pro 2: Fixed a bug in the Film Types list
  • Fixed the uninstaller to remove all files from host applications on 32-bit systems
Version 1.105 - October 26, 2013
  • Launched Analog Efex Pro
  • Introduced retina support for Silver Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, HDR Efex Pro 2 and Analog Efex Pro
  • Provided native 64-bit versions of Viveza 2, Sharpener Pro 3 and Dfine 2 for Lightroom on Windows
  • Extended language support on all plug-ins to English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
Version 1.007 - March 28, 2013
  • Released Nik Collection by Google with Google branding
  • Unified installer so that a single installer installs all plug-ins into all host applications

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