It was beyond frustrating to find that the latest upgrade to Affinity Photo (v. 1.7 ) has orphaned my Nik 1.2.1 plugins… the pre DXO bundle that has served me well for years in Photoshop CS5 ( no longer used ) ; the excellent underrated Graphic Converter ; and Affinity Photo.
Losing Nik functionality in Aff Photo is a huge loss for me. Thankfully Nik still works in Thorston Lemke’s well supported very versatile GraphicConverter ( Mac only app). Not many people knew that was even possible. Without Nik, my Affinity Photo is now paraplegic. I have not even opened Photoshop CS 5 in over a year.
Fundamentally and philosophically , I will not pay the introductory $ 100 or the full $ 150 to DXO to acquire version 2 of Nik. IF DXO would like to sell me Nik for $ 50, I’ll do that , but I will NOT pay 3 X the cost of Affinity Photo just to add plugins I already have and use ( and cost nothing at the time ). Your loss, DXO.
- unless you are willing to work across the Channel with your counterparts at Serif in the UK to fully resolve the weird incompatibility.
I note that Adobe Photoshop and the entire CS 6 suite still work in Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra. Graphic COnverter was updated to work in MacOS Mojave 10.14. Affinity Photo was already there as far as Mojave. All these apps work as far back as Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks. I am using El Capitan on one Mac ( can’t go any further ) and Sierra on the other. Again, I have not even opened Adobe Photoshop CS 5 in over a year .
It is only the Nik 1.2.1 plugins are disrupted by their host applications. Everything from everyone else still works. I fully realize a lot of this is also due to Apple’s software develpment kits, the use of Xcode10. But why would that affect Nik only and generate a ridiculously weird alert " Updating Fonts…" that hangs Affinity Photo forever until you force quit and crash out of it, losing your work ? I’m no coder, but I know bizarre behavior when I see it…
Is it even possible that Serif and DXO can work this out to the benefit of their customers and their own bottom line ? Courtesy to the trade counts. Without Affinity 1.7 backward compatibility for Nik 1.2.1 , DXO will not get a dime from me going forward. Your price is simply too high. Sorry.