In this automated world, we perform all our work with the help of computers. So being in such a technology-driven world, we all play with editing apps so much that we transform imagination into a different world. So, everyone wants to have fresh pictures, the edited ones, and then we have Nik plugin that gives the beautiful effects and the more of editing tools in the editing apps. With Nik Collection for GIMP, have high-quality images with different interesting effects and features which arouse a feel in the pictures.
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Now, when we are talking about Nik plugin, how can we leave the desktop application GIMP, the image editor.
GIMP being popular among the editors, designers and all other professions, need a plug in to run. Then how to use it without a plugin? Here, we will give you the solution for this.
Many many moons ago, then-Google acquired Nik Software in order to bolster it’s mobile photo editing efforts. Now, at the time, we were all wondering what was going to happen to Picasa and then-Google answered that question a bit later with the forced retirement of their desktop application. Then-Google, now-Alphabet, was making a run for the cloud and leaving desktop software offerings in the dust, no matter how popular they were among the masses.
How to Install Nik Collection on GIMP
Then select each folder and copy the “.exe” files to this folder on the desktop, or wherever you want to put them. Personally, I created a folder on my desktop called “Nik” and dragged the .exe files into there. Also note, there are 32-bit executables as well as 64-bit. A 32-bit computer will not run the 64-bit files, but a 64-bit will run the 32-bit ones. This means, you can install the 32-bit executable files or, open the folder for each program, select the 64-bit subfolder and find the executables there.
After the installation of these files is done, go to the program files and check out the Nik collection installed in your device.
Now the next step, where you have to convert the ShellOut into an unzipped file. And copy ShellOut.py to GIMP plugin directory and find GIMP/plugins. Further, open this file in the notepad text editor in your PC.
Save it and launch GIMP in a new window, this makes it more comfortable as it also includes the Nik Collection, MS Paint and many more.
Now, choose the Nik collection of your choice.
But, the file needs to be in JPG files to save it. So, keep the JPG file in your PC and export it.
Nik plugin allows you to save the file in your PC.
Use GIMP without worries now, customise your pictures along with 3rd party.