Summary – An explanation of how the Google auto-update works and why your Google Nik Collection may take a long time (even never) to update.
The promised explanation follows these three images….
An Antique Rose
Two versions processed in Analog Efex Pro 2
The bottom is the unaltered capture
I don’t throw away flowers past their prime
That’s when they’re interesting
The Google Nik Collection is updated automatically
How & when (or whether) the update happens
Depends on you understanding the process
What follows is courtesy of Google:
1. The user’s system requires an internet connection as it looks for available updates on Google servers
- This check is performed a few times a day and is very likely to occur after restarting your system
- That’s why restarting the system is recommended2. If an update is detected, the update is downloaded to the user’s system
- The update file sizes differ on Windows and Mac – the download can have a size of a few hundred megabytes
- [Most recent update size was 431 megabytes for Windows. Ed]
- The update needs to be downloaded completely before it can actually be installed
- If during the update process other applications on the user system are transmitting data, too, the update will reduce its bandwidth usage in order to not interfere with the other applications
- Because of all of this, the downloading can take up to minutes and even hours3. When the update is downloaded completely, it is ready to be installed
- This can only succeed if no host application (Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture) is currently running
- If one host application is running, the update installation will stop and retry to install automatically at a later time
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