As Adobe release the most recent update to Creative Cloud this inevitably raises the level of anxiety for those of us who make extensive use of the Google NIK Collection. Previous updates have caused some [but not all] people problems which have included no longer being able to use this set of Photoshop plug-ins. Several Club members have successfully updated Adobe CC but encountered some problems so I was asked to test out the update process.
The general approach I’ve taken is:
- Audit what you’ve got in terms of system, file locations and settings – do you know where everything is so you can check what has changed
- Test what you’ve got – are you sure everything is working
- Backup what you’ve got – in case things go wrong
- Perform the update
- Check file locations – this seems to be an issue with the NIK Collection and Adobe CC updates
- Test what you’ve got – is it all still working
- If NIK Collection isn’t working then troubleshoot by searching internet forums
- If all else fails restore your backup!
The attached PDF Adobe CC 17 October 2017 Update sets out the detailed testing I’ve carried following the above approach. Please don’t be put off by the length of the document as much of it is a check list to allow you to do your own pre & post update testing.
The bottom line is that I have been able to successfully update Adobe CC and continue to use the NIK Collection in both Photoshop 2018 CC and from Lightroom Classic CC.
Good luck with updating