I’ve been using Photo Shop Elements 9 (it’s 32 bit) for several years and the Google version of Nik is compatible. The DxO version of Nik is 64 bit rendering my PSE 9 useless as a plugin host. The solution is spend money upgrading PSE or investing in another 64 bit editor.
I don’t have the marketing data, but I’m confident I’m not the only Nik user facing this problem. Would it be a problem to offer both 32 and 64 bit versions of Nik? There might be a few more buyers.
Thank you for the report. We stop support the 32 bit architecture because of
- Better image processing, more performance and more efficient for new image features in the next versions.
- There are very few users who are using the recent 32bit operation systems (Windows 10, Mac OS 10.13) and only under 2% Nik Collection Users who are using the 32bit architecture.
Thank you for the explanation. Now I have to decide to hang on to my aging 32 bit architecture or invest for the future. Change is so difficult!
There is no reason to upgrade a system if it does everything you want.
Restoring to 32bit apps needs a backup or installer though. If you don’t have one of these, the way points towards a major upgrade. It’s always a good idea to keep installers as long as you might need them - or until you have to make space on your disk for other things…
Thanks for the reminder. I’ve always kept installers; one in a separate folder, another on a USB stick. But, it doesn’t hurt to remind newbie and experienced users to tuck away a copy or two of the installers, just in case.