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Barry Gossage
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Not needing a product key was my whole point. They already have them on file.


Mar 27, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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Barry I don't think they look for keys at all. It appears they have removed the need for keys altogether, purchase the suite and install it on a clean computer that has not seen any Nik products and there is no need for a key at all. The exe they are giving for updates seem to be the same one. NikCollection_1.007_22671_mac_full.dmg or NikCollection_1.007_22671_win_full.exe are these the names of the files being sent in the emails for previous owners?



Mar 27, 2013 at 02:20 AM
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That is my whole point... again. They don't look for keys. They don't provide keys. If they (Google) need anything to track who owns what, because most of us already bought products from Nik, (and registered them) Google already has product keys on file for us. If they didn't re-write the licensing engine, why would they need to provide new licenses?

Seriously, my point is, they don't need to give us keys. They already have them!



Mar 27, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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They are not looking for keys at all is my point, they did do a re-write to the licensing engine its gone.


Mar 27, 2013 at 02:43 AM
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I never owned any of the Nik software, but I had been eyeing the Silver FX Pro, so I pulled the trigger. Having said that, no keys needed. Even installed the software on a second PC. My guess is you could take the install file and install it as many times on as many computers as you wish.

Dennis



Mar 27, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Barry Gossage
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You completely missed my point. I'm done.


Mar 27, 2013 at 05:29 AM
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How could I miss something that is irrelevant and completely wrong THERE IS NOTHING FOR THEM TO HAVE!


Mar 27, 2013 at 06:05 AM
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Barry, i think the point here is that the software suite has no copy protection. So whilst google does know about you and your keys, and accordingly provides you with a download link, there is nothing to stop you sending the installer to all your friends for them to install on their computers, or to put up a torrent for the world to download.

I wonder at the thinking behind this. It might be that google are doing a little social experiment. There is (in my view) a persuasive argument that the majority of people who download illicit copies of photoshop and other software were never actually going to buy them in the first place, and so don't actually represent a lost sale. They download and use it because they can, and if they couldn't they would either go without or buy something cheaper. For sure, you can see support for the argument in the stats of people hauled up for music and movie copyright infringement - they all had an order of magnitude more content downloaded than they could ever have paid for legitimately. I am wondering if google is testing out this hypothesis - dropping the price and monitoring purchases vs downloads on what is a fairly specialised piece of software.




Mar 27, 2013 at 06:21 AM
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https://plus.google.com/112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa

A lot of question, answers and comments for anyone who likes to read it.



Mar 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM
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Sweet deal for me, I gave Nik enough of my money (Color Efex 3, Silver Efex 2, HDR Pro 2 all bought and loved).

Glad to get some free plugin love.



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Lars Johnsson wrote:
https://plus.google.com/112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa

A lot of question, answers and comments for anyone who likes to read it.


The number of repeated dumb questions there is quite depressing :-(



Mar 27, 2013 at 08:23 PM
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For those who should have gotten the email but didn't: The Nik email for the free download was in my spam/junk folder, and a LOT of other people are finding it there also. The email is titled "Thanks for your support: upgrade to the new Nik Collection by Google" and was sent out on March 25th.


Mar 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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Haven't seen this mentioned here yet, but you also get free updates for life.


Mar 28, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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Just one last question for the board here: is the file name really NikCollection_1.007_22671_win_full.exe (downloader for the Windows version)?

I still cannot get over how suspicious this email is! (and then there's this direct download - which doesn't take you to a legit webpage, but just puts a file on your hard drive - hmmm).

I have read some of this thread, and I am pretty sure I am being absolutely ridiculous about it, but it would give me a great peace of mind to know that some of you recognize the file name and have in fact run it.

Please let me know and thanks!
S.K.



Mar 28, 2013 at 08:27 AM
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Just make sure the link in your e-mail is pointing to a domain with 'niksoftware.com' at the end. It's a subdomain of that, but as long as the end part is that, you can be sure you're downloading right from Nik.

And yes, that's the same file name I have, and it works beautifully.

I didn't think I'd use Viveza, and I'm already finding it to be a key tool. Great plugin!



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:30 AM
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thedigitalbean wrote:
Haven't seen this mentioned here yet, but you also get free updates for life.


Where did you see that



Mar 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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Lars Johnsson wrote:
Where did you see that


Donīt see "for life" but futher free upgrades:
Josh Haftel 25.03.2013: "The good news also is that future upgrades will be included for free "
and 26.3: "It's important to install this new version to be eligible for future free updates and upgrades."

https://plus.google.com/112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa#112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa



Mar 28, 2013 at 03:19 PM
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ZoneV wrote:
Donīt see "for life" but futher free upgrades:
Josh Haftel 25.03.2013: "The good news also is that future upgrades will be included for free "
and 26.3: "It's important to install this new version to be eligible for future free updates and upgrades."

https://plus.google.com/112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa#112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa


Thanks



Mar 28, 2013 at 03:28 PM
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A whole bunch of 15% off discount codes here: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/niksoftware.com?c=2999836


Mar 28, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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I contacted the customer support and they were very helpful (Nikon) and sent me the email with the link.
It's installed and working, kudos.

But now I have a few plug-ins too many (Viveza and Viveza 2, etc). How can I delete the older plug-ins.



Mar 28, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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