When I attempt to edit a file in any of the Nik Collection (as plugins for Lightroom) I have problems which ultimately result in me having to close LR and lose any changes made in Nik.
(I am using a Mac with Monterey v12.5 - it was 12.4 when the problem first occurred. System specs are: 2017 27" 4.2GHz Quadcore Intel i7; 64GB RAM)
The issue started when I upgraded from Nik 4 to Nik 5 some weeks back. Initially when attempting to edit the file in any Nik 5 plugin (Silver Efex, ColorEfex etc), nothing happened except that I got an extra .tif image in my LR library. LR would then become unresponsive and I had to "force close it " i.e. the equivalent of the Windows Ctrl-Alt-Del. I uninstalled Nik, and re-installed it. This made no difference, so I stopped using Nik at all.
Recently, Nik brought out a new version (5.02 I think [?]). I installed this and although it still doesn’t work, the errors are different. Now I can send the image to the plugin and edit it there. On return to LR, the "Nik-edited’ image shows BUT there is no histogram and the keywords flash on and off like a set of blinking Christmas lights. In addition, LR becomes sluggish and mist functions on the dit bar are greyed out…
I have tried uninstalling, Nik and re-installing it but this has made no difference. LR is working absolutely fine for everything else , Nik excepted, including other plugins such as Topaz.
Help will be greatly appreciated!