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    Hi,

    I just downloaded the NIK Collection and was trying to add it to IrfanView and apparently I did something wrong as it does not even show up in the list. This is the first 3rd party plugin I have tried to add to it so I'm guessing I didn't do it correctly. Is there a guide on how to correctly add it?

    Thanks

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    Here's a thread that covers installing photoshop (.8bf) plugins. The example there is not a NIK plugin but the procedure is the same for all .8bf plugins.

    https://irfanview-forum.de/showthrea...ll=1#post46920


    Be careful though with the NIK plugins : they update the file from which you called the plugin, so always work on a copy!!!!!

    Also please fill in your forum profile (Operating system & Irfanview version you are using). It will help us to help you.

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    jazzman,

    Thanks for the link. I tried the listed steps and the filter(s) never showed up in that dialog box. I even tried copying the 8bf file into the Adobe 8bf folder just in case it didn't it in another folder and still same results. After I select file nothing shows up to start. I'm not sure why.

    As for OS I have both Win10 and WinXP systems with IrfranView 4.50. The XP one my test one that I was trying to install the plugins on. I figured after I tried them out on it I would install them on my Win10 system.

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    Hi azbigdogs,

    I downloaded the NIK plugins several months ago, but never did much about installing + testing.

    I did some tests now on Win7.

    Installing NIK here results in a folder structure where each plugin has its own folder with an 8bf- and an exe-file.

    I can add the 8bf-plugins to Irfanview in the manner described. However most of them don't work, even cause IrfanView to abend. An exception is Viveza 2 which works for me under IrfanView + Win7.

    The alternative is to define the exe-files as external editors in IrfanView.

    External editors 1-3 can be defined through the properties dialog. Further editors can be added by manually editing the i_view32.ini file.

    This also works for WinXP (I tried Silver Efex there)

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