I was excited about the new NIK4 features and downloaded the trial version straight away, but I immediately discovered it no longer works with Capture One Pro (C1P) like my previous Nik Collection and that I’m NOT able to SAVE back to C1P.
Even though DXO doesn’t seem to cover C1P officially as part of their supported plugins, I never had any issues using their previous version straight out of C1P, which I still use occasionally, so I expected the newer version to work just as seamlessly, but sadly this no longer appears to be the case
Oddly enough I’m able to add & open NIK4 as a plugin in C1P and it does pass the images along to the chosen NIK4 tool e.g. Silver Efex Pro as before, but after making my selections/tweaks and saving my changes it simply passes me back to C1P without any changes applied, rendering the new NIK4 utterly useless IMO by comparison to the previously working version .
I could do a round trip via Affinity Photo (AP), which does work as expected and there is not issues passing images between NIK4 > AP > CP1 but this is just way too tedious as the majority of my edits are done in C1P and hardly ever requiring AP.
Every year more & more users of Lightroom (LR) move to Capture One Pro
Every year more & more users of Photoshop (PS) choose Affinity Photo
LR & PS are no longer the only top Photography toolset like they used to be, this is a fact.
C1P & AP are fast becoming the new de facto replacements and DXO is really needs to come to terms with this or you will continue alienating potential customers like me.
PS I immediately uninstalled the trial version which looked so promising