Ready for the Nik Collection? You Are With NEW PaintShop Pro X8.2!

Ready for the Nik Collection? You Are With NEW PaintShop Pro X8.2!

Hey there, Corel Photo Community!

We’re excited and proud to announce the release of PaintShop Pro X8.2, the latest update to our flagship photo editing and design software. Free for all registered users of PaintShop Pro X8, you can download PaintShop Pro X8.2 right now, or wait to receive your in-product notification rolling out over the next day or so.

Our second update delivers a variety of new features and bug fixes, including instant access to more than 25 new camera profiles, over 20 additional lens correction profiles, and a new “classic” option that lets you choose to revert to the pre-X7 Material Palette. This new customization option came directly from your feedback and now make it possible to choose the Material Palette that best suits you and your workflow. As always, we packed in a selection of enhancements and bug fixes on top, a full list of which can be found in our official release notes.

We’re also very excited to include in PSPX8.2, an improvement that makes PaintShop Pro X8 fully compatible with the Nik Collection by Google. If you haven’t heard the announcement from our friends at Google, you can now get the entire Nik Collection of photo-editing plugins FREE!

Ready for Nik?

A long-time favorite of PaintShop Pro users, the Nik collection offers a ton of creative power. PSPX8.2 resolves some compatibility issues with Viveza that previously prevented users from taking full advantage of these incredible plugins.

Following Google’s big announcement, our team tested each plugin to make sure every single element was good to go. Now, anyone running the latest update to PaintShop Pro X8 will have this amazing collection—which previously cost $150.

The Nik Collection by Google includes seven powerful plugins, ranging from special filters (kind of like supercharged Instant Effects, for anyone familiar with the Adjust tab) to retouching, sharpening and lots more.

Using the Google Nik Collection with PaintShop Pro

Got the Google Nik Collection downloaded and ready to get started?  Check out our post on how to add plugins to PaintShop Pro!

Here’s a peek at what you get:

-Source Google Nik Collection

Get PaintShop Pro X8.2 & Google’s Nik Collection—FREE!

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Comments (24)

  • Melissa Reply

    I can not get PSP X9 to recognize the Nik Collection. HELP!! I have done all the steps listed above for changing the file locations or should I say adding it to the file locations but still nothing. Even tried both 32-Bit and 64-Bit versions of PSP X9. Any help and suggestions is GREATLY appreciated!!!!

    December 2, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Melissa, have you tried pointing PaintSHop Pro to the folder where the Nik plugins reside? Go up to the File menu and select Preferences > File Locations. In that pop-up, locate the Plugins option and then point PSP to the folder that holds your Nik plugins. Hope this helps!

      December 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm
  • Peter Müller Reply

    If you want to use the nik collection than it is not allowed to install it in the plugins folder. Put it outside from the corel folder in a separate folder. Than make a link in the preferences – file locations and plugins. That works. Very much thanks to nick who figured it out.

    November 29, 2016 at 4:50 am
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Peter, to use the Google Nik collection with PSP, all you need to do is point PSP to the right folder. Go to the File menu, select Preferences > File Locations. Find the Plugins option, point PSP to the folder that holds your Nik plugins and you should be all good to go. Hope this helps!

      December 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Mary Chenevey Reply

    Great Information I was able to get my Nic running in my PSP. Works like a Charm.

    Thank you

    October 2, 2016 at 1:55 pm
  • Yuka Reply

    Hello,

    Some of plug-ins like Analog Efex Pro fails while using, leaving PSP X9 crash. What should I do>

    September 27, 2016 at 3:47 am
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      If you’re experiencing any technical issues, please contact our support team at http://www.corel.com/support and we will be happy to look into this with you. Thank you.

      November 9, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  • James T Reply

    Terrific that the Panasonic G7 is now included so I had to try opening an RW2 in PSPX8. Opened fine, as it did yesterday, ie. before SP2 , but the G7 is still not in the list of supported cameras.
    Am I being a complete simpleton here – I can see the NIK collection so SP2 is release 18.2.0.61, isn’t it?
    I assume it’s something I haven’t set up?

    September 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi James, sorry for the delay on this one! The Panasonic G7 is supported and should be listed among the supported cameras. If you’re not seeing it there or still experiencing issues, please contact our support team (www.corel.com/support) and we’ll everything fixed up for you. Thanks.

      November 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm
  • Jim Reply

    Hi All,

    Would it be possible to say which versions of PSP support the NIK plugins. I was looking at PSPx9 Ultimate at it has ASP for RAW image imports but I cant see if it supports the NIK plugins.
    I bought Photoshop Elements 14 to support the NIk plugins but found it unusably slow and prone to crashing. ( With 12Gb RAM!)

    Thanks.

    August 18, 2016 at 2:54 am
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Jim, great question! PaintShop Pro X8 and any future versions will be compatible with the Nik plugins. If you’re interested in PSP X9 Ultimate, you’ll be good to go with Nik! Hope this helps.

      November 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm
  • James Nelson Reply

    Alex or Anyone,

    I updated the latest version of PSP (8.2) and I installed the Nik collection. The image that’s shown in Viveza 2 is unsaturated of most color (one step above black and white). When you use the control points the image changes accordingly to your adjustments, yet it still doesn’t have the color of the image in PSP. When changes are in the process of being made you don’t know if you added/subtracted too much of whatever you’re trying to change because the image on PSP and on Viveza 2 are very different. In the Loupe window the image does seem to have the same color as the original (only parts of the image are visible though). I’ve installed and uninstalled the Nik Collection multiple times, yet it still does the same thing. The other plugins seems to work however.
    If anyone could get back to me that would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    James Nelson

    August 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi James, unfortunately this is something our support team will have to help you with. If you’re still experiencing this issue, please contact technical support at http://www.corel.com/support Thanks.

      November 9, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  • nick Reply

    Actually, figured it out. The problem I had was that I told it to install to the PSP plugins folder, but PSP didn’t like it there. When I added the folder in the google folder under program files, it found it.

    The issue for some us is probably when it ask us to point it to the plugin folder for a program it doesn’t recognize, we figure that’s where we should be looking for it…

    May 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hey Nick, glad to hear you got it worked out. We’ll add a separate post soon with instructions on adding the plugins to PSP. Thanks for letting us know.

      May 31, 2016 at 11:02 pm
  • Emmy Reply

    Still cant installe the nik collection into psp x8

    Help

    May 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Emmy, great question. Once you’ve run the Nik Collection install file, go to your File menu in PSPX8 and go down to the Preferences option. From there, click File Locations then scroll down until you find Plug-ins. Now click the Add button and find the Nik Collection folder that was created when you installed the plugins (for me it was in C:Program FilesGoogleNik Collection). Click OK and that should do it… you’ll now find the Nik Collection in the Effects menu under Plugins. Hope this helps!

      May 26, 2016 at 3:40 pm
      • nick Reply

        That doesn’t work for me. I got the update, even tried reinstalling, but no dice. It is not showing up in either the 32 or 64 bit version.

        May 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm
  • Janko Kernc Reply

    Hello,

    As a long term PSP user (currently X8 /18.2) this is a wonderful information. However I have a problem with the Viveza2 plugin: It loads normally from within PSP, but the main preview shows completely wrong colors. The colors are normal in the small loupe window (bottom right).

    If there is there a solution to this problem I would very much appreciate it.

    Thanks!

    Regards,

    Janko

    May 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Janko: Thanks for letting us know! While our team investigates a fix, the best workaround to resolve this issue is to quickly resize your image using PaintShop Pro first, then sending it to the Viveza plugin to complete your edits. Hope this helps and thanks again for sharing your feedback.

      May 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm
      • Janko Kernc Reply

        Hello,

        I tried different methods of resizing the picture, but it only succeeded at certain (not all) magnifications, when the un-edited file is a jpg type. When loading a tif (or raw) file the resizing trick does not work.
        Is there any possibility that Viveza plugin will work correctly in PSP, Either X8 or newer series?

        Regards,

        Janko

        August 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm
        • Alex Brazeau Reply

          Hi Janko, apologies for the delayed response. If you’re still experiencing this issue, please contact our support team for further assistance. They can be reached at http://www.corel.com/support. Thank you.

          November 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm
  • Yvan L'Heureux Reply

    Hy, Can you tell me how to install the plug-in in PSP X8.2 , or is it complete outside software ?
    I have download the Nick Collection and work individually but can we have plug-in installed ?

    Thanks for help

    Yvan

    April 22, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    • Alex Brazeau Reply

      Hi Yvan, To find the NIK Collection after installing them to your C drive head to:

      • File > Preferences > File Locations > Plug-ins
      • Click the ADD button
      • Point to C:Program FilesGoogleNik Collection (or wherever you installed the NIK Collection)

      Hope this helps!

      April 23, 2016 at 1:56 am

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