3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 4, 2018 3:05 AM by WobertC

    External Editing not available in Lightroom CC on MacBook

    surendras

      I recently installed Lightroom CC on my MacBook and also installed NIK Filters. I do not see my NIK Filters as an External editor in Lightroom. Adobe says I need to change settings using EXTERNAL EDITING in Preferences, BUT I do not see EXTERNAL EDITING in Preferences. Very frustrated! Need Help

        • 1. Re: External Editing not available in Lightroom CC on MacBook
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Let's be clear. Are you referring to Lightroom CC, or Lightroom Classic CC? What exact version number are you referring to? If you're talking about Lightroom CC (the cloud-based version) there isn't anything about external editors in the preferences. The only external editor available is Photoshop. As far as I know, there isn't a way to integrate the Nik plug-ins with the cloud version of Lightroom CC.

          • 2. Re: External Editing not available in Lightroom CC on MacBook
            surendras Level 1

            Hi:

            I am using LIGHTROOM CC Ver 1.4 on my MacBook Pro not the cloud version of CC

            • 3. Re: External Editing not available in Lightroom CC on MacBook
              WobertC Adobe Community Professional

              Edit: I just reviewed your answer-

              "I am using LIGHTROOM CC Ver 1.4 on my MacBook Pro not the cloud version of CC"

              LIGHTROOM CC Ver 1.4 - IS THE CLOUD VERSION.!!

              Lightroom CLASSIC-CC v7.4 is the DESKTOP version.

              So still unsure what you have on your MacBook..

               

              Anyway-

              As Jim states- there are no "additional external editors" available in Lightroom-CC v1.4.

              BUT- a work-around-

              1. From the Right-click menu: Save the photo as a JPG (with Lightroom edits) to a folder on the hard-drive,

              2. Open the folder with Finder

              3. Select the saved photo

              4. Open it with a NIK program. eg. Silver Efex Pro.

               

              Most of the NIK programs can be used as "Stand-Alone" photo editors, so if you can find them in your Applications folder, you can make them available on the Mac dock and use with any photo saved to the hard-drive.

               

              I just tested with NIK Silver Efex on my Windows-Laptop. Works OK.

              Syncing the new 'NIK' edited photo to the cloud I am not sure about-

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