Sorry for being unavailable for the last week, but I was out of the country on vacation. I got a bunch of responses to my last post, Using Nik Plug-ins with Capture NX 2 and I thought I’d clarify a few things.
- The workflow I describe only works on TIFF or JPEG images. This is because that is how Lightroom/Aperture plug-ins work. You cannot open a NEF file directly in any Nik plug-in– even those of us with Photoshop need to use ACR and convert their raw files to TIFF before the plug-in reads it.
- The workflow I describe is not something that Nik designed intentionally; it’s simply a by-product of the way Lightroom plug-ins work, and something I came across and thought I’d share. I’m sharing this with my readers to offer those people who don’t use Adobe products a way to access the great features of the Nik plug-ins.
- Because this “feature” was not something that Nik intentionally designed, they don’t offer support for it. If it works for you, that’s awesome. As with all things, try the free demo of the software first before you buy it!