Q

How do I get PortraitPro Studio to work as a plug-in to Lightroom?


A To set up PortraitPro as an external editor for Lightroom, please follow these steps:

Windows:

  • Open Lightroom and in the menu go to Edit->Preferences...

  • In the "Additional External Editor" section, press the "Choose" button on the right for choosing the application. A new dialog will pop up asking for the location of the program to run.

    PortraitPro Studio 12 is usually located at "C:\Program Files\PortraitPro Studio v12\PortraitProStudio.exe" or if you have a 64 bit Windows it might be in "C:\Program Files (x86)\PortraitPro Studio v12\PortraitProStudio.exe" depending on whether you installed the 32 bit or 64 bit download.

    PortraitPro Studio Trial 12 is usually located at "C:\Program Files\PortraitPro Studio v12 Trial\PortraitProStudioTrial.exe" or if you have a 64 bit Windows it it might be in "C:\Program Files (x86)\PortraitPro Studio v12 Trial\PortraitProStudioTrial.exe" depending on whether you installed the 32 bit or 64 bit download.

    PortraitPro Studio Max 12 is usually located at "C:\Program Files\PortraitPro Studio Max v12\PortraitProStudioMax.exe"

    To see an example screenshot with the correct file selected click the image here

    Try pasting in these paths if you are not sure. Then press "Choose" to dismiss the dialog.

  • For the "File Format" please select TIFF. The other settings can be chosen as you wish (for example: "Color Space": sRGB, "Bit Depth":8 bits/component, "Resolution":240, "Compression": LZW ).

  • Press the "OK" button to dismiss the Preferences dialog.

  • Open PortraitPro Studio, choose File and Settings, and make sure Auto-Plugin Mode is selected.

  • PortraitPro Studio is now set up as an external editor for your images. You can now select a picture in your library, right click and choose "Edit In" and then "Edit in PortraitProStudio".

Mac:

  • Open Lightroom and in the menu go to Lightroom->Preferences...

  • In the "Additional External Editor" section, press the "Choose" button on the right for choosing the application. A new dialog will pop up asking for the location of the program to run.

    PortraitPro Studio 12 is usually located at "/Applications/PortraitProStudio".

    PortraitPro Studio Trial 12 is usually located at "/Applications/PortraitProStudioTrial".

    PortraitPro Studio Max 12 is usually located at "/Applications/PortraitProStudioMax".

    Try pasting in these paths if you are not sure. Then press "Choose" to dismiss the dialog.

  • For the "File Format" please select TIFF. The other settings can be chosen as you wish (for example: "Color Space": sRGB, "Bit Depth":8 bits/component, "Resolution":240, "Compression": LZW ).

  • Close the Preferences dialog.

  • Open PortraitPro Studio, choose Preferences, and make sure Auto-Plugin Mode is selected.

  • PortraitPro Studio is now set up as an external editor for your images. You can now select a picture in your library, right-click or ctrl-click and choose "Edit In" and then "Edit in PortraitProStudio".

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