Adobe Lightroom: How to setup Topaz Labs as a Plugin

How to setup Topaz Labs as a Plugin to Adobe Lightroom

 

Compatibility:

  • Lightroom 4-6
  • Lightroom CC 2015-2016
  • Lightroom CC 2019

 * Lightroom CC 2018 does not support any external editors.

 

AI Products and Studio/Topaz Studio 2:

* Gigapixel AI and JPEG to RAW are only available as standalone at this time and cannot be configured as external editors.

1. Go to your menu bar and choose Edit >> Preferences:

For Windows:

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For Mac:

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2. Go to the External Editing tab:

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3. About halfway down you will see the Additional External Editor Section. Click "Choose"

If Lightroom already has a preset other than "Custom" selected, click the Clear button, then click Choose: 

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4. Search or navigate to your desired program. Select the program itself, not the whole file. It will have an icon similar to the one below:

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5. Name your External Editor with the name of the Topaz Labs product (the screenshot below is using Topaz Sharpen AI as an example):

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Classic Plug-Ins:

1. Download and Install Classic Studio:

Topaz Studio Mac Installer / Topaz Studio Windows Installer

2. Configure Classic Studio as above.

3. When you are ready to use your Classic Plug-Ins, you will invoke Classic Studio as your External Editor and access them through there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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