Photoshop CC – the plug-in dilemma

At 8pm Pacific time on June 17, Adobe released the new versions of their applications, the Creative Cloud collection. Cue the cheering and applause. OK, that might be a little over enthusiastic. The reality is that you might want to wait on downloading new version of Photoshop (Photoshop CC) especially if you use Nik or onOne plug-ins in your workflow.

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Here is the problem. I use Lightroom for most of my image editing and processing. When I go into Photoshop I need to have access to the tools I use which includes the Nik plugin and the onOne suite. So last night I downloaded the new Creative Cloud applications, this morning I downloaded the new updates released by Adobe and then I tried to install my plug-ins. That’s when it all went bad. The Nik collection installer doesn’t even see Photoshop CC and onOne installer sees Photoshop but after it installs the onOne panel in Photoshop is empty.

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I think that the most depressing thing is that I have not seen an update from either Google/Nik or onOne on this. So there is a choice to make, either use the new Photoshop CC and wait until the plug-ins catch up or use the old Photoshop and plug-ins until the plug-ins are ready for the CC applications.

UPDATE !!

Here is how to get the Nik Collection working with Photoshop CC.

On a Macintosh:
1. Make sure all versions of Photoshop are closed.
2. Run the Nik Collection installer from the file you received via email and downloaded. If you no longer have this file, you may email customer support (supportus@niksoftware.com) to have the file sent to you again.
3. During the installation process when you get to the Host Application window, you will notice a plus sign (+) to add an install location. Click that button and navigate to Mac HD|Applications|Adobe Photoshop CC|Plug-Ins
4. Complete the installation, then open Photoshop CC to ensure that the plug-ins have successfully been installed.

On a Windows:
1. Make sure all versions of Photoshop are closed.
2. Run the Nik Collection installer from the file you received via email and downloaded. If you no longer have this file, you may email customer support (supportus@niksoftware.com) to have the file sent to you again.
3. During the installation process when you get to the Host Application window, you will notice a plus sign (+) to add an install location. Click that button and navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CC\Plug-Ins\.
4. Complete the installation, then open Photoshop CC to ensure that the plug-ins have successfully been installed.

To get the onOne software working, run the installer. To access the plugins, go to File > Automate and run the plugin from the list.