Way to use NIK non-destructively with GIMP or other?

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billmcl Regular Member • Posts: 194
Way to use NIK non-destructively with GIMP or other?

I have been using NIK Silver Efex as a stand alone. The obvious problem with this is once I save as a TIFF or JPEG, there is no going back to undo or modify any part of the history. I suppose I could save each finished file as a preset, but that seems unwieldy and I don't think it would include the local adjustments.

I don't have PS or LR. I just tried to send a layer out from GIMP to NIK and that works fine, but when I save the final file then try to reopen the layer in NIK, the NIK history is lost.

I did a few searches on this but nothing came up. Was hoping someone can give me some insight. Does PS save the NIK changes to a layer?

Thanks!!!

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