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How do I change my external editor in Lightroom back to CS5?

Mar 22, 2012 1:10 PM

I have Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5.  I installed CS6 to experiment, but I don't really want to "work" with it.  However, it changed the settings in Lightroom to default to CS6 as my external editor.  How can I change this back to CS5?

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    Mar 22, 2012 1:22 PM   in reply to realgeek

    Have you tried manually choosing Photoshop CS5 as an Additional External Editor in Lightroom > Preferences > External Editing?

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    Mar 22, 2012 2:26 PM   in reply to realgeek



    I checked with Kelly Castro on the LR team and he said you should be able to save each of your external apps as presets and then they should both be available.  He gave me the steps, too:


    1.  Lightroom > Preferences > External Editing
    2.  Under Additional External Editor,clci the “Choose” button next to Application
    3.  Navigate to Applications folder and select Photoshop CS5
    4.  Set Editing attributes (File Format, Color Space, Bit Depth, Res)
    5.  Click on preset menu and select “Save Current Settings as New Preset”
    6.  Name the new Preset “Photoshop CS5” and click “Create”

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