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Installation and Use

Mac Install

 

  1. Close LIGHTROOM
  2. Unzip your download
  3. Right-click on the installer file NegativeLabPro-OSX.app, and select OPEN
  4. If prompted with a warning, select Open Anyway
  5. The installer will then automatically do three things: 1) Add the Negative Lab plugin to a folder, 2) Add the Negative Lab RAW camera profiles and Vuescan Profiles to Lightroom, and 3) Setup the Negative Lab shortcut key for you CTRL + N
    (If something goes wrong during the installation, copy the output text and email to me at nate@natephotographic.com )
  6. Restart Lightroom, Go to File -> Plug-in Manager
  7. In the Plugin-manager, select “add”, then select the NegativeLabPro.lrplugin file, and click Add Plug-in
  8. If you’ve purchased a license, you can add it now in the Plug-in Manager. Otherwise, you can continue to use your 12 free trial shots.
  9. If you are using any version of Lightroom prior to Lightroom Classic 9.0, you will need to sure to TURN OFF the “Use Graphics Processor” option in Lightroom if it is enabled (otherwise, a bug in the Lightroom SDK will prevent Negative Lab Pro from updating in real time.) To do this, go to “Preferences > Performance” and un-check the “Use Graphics Processor” option. The bug was fixed in LR Classic 9.0, so if you are using 9.0 or later, you can keep graphics acceleration on.

Windows Install

 

On windows, there is not an automatic installer, but it is pretty easy to install manually.

  1. Unzip your download
  2. Open Lightroom (if it is not open)
  3. In Lightroom, got to “Edit -> Preferences” and select the “Preset” tab
  4. Click “Show Lightroom Presets Folder”
  5. In the explorer window that opens, navigate to the “CameraProfiles” folder.
  6. Copy the entire folder “NegativeLab Camera Profiles” (from your unzipped download) into this CameraProfiles folder.
  7. If planning on using Vuescan RAW DNGs, copy the “Vuescan Profiles” folder, also into the “CameraProfiles” folder.
  8. Next, copy the “NegativeLabPro.lrplugin” folder into a folder that is easy to navigate to and you won’t accidentally delete later.
  9. Back in Lightroom, go to “file -> Plug-in Manager”
  10. In the Plug-in Manager, select “Add” then navigate to the folder were you copied your NegativeLabPro.lrplugin
  11. Single-click the “NegativeLabPro.lrplugin” folder, and click “Select Folder” (be sure to select the whole folder, and not a file within it).
  12. If you’ve purchased a license, you can add it now in the Plug-in Manager. Otherwise, you can continue to use your 12 free trial shots.
  13. RESTART LIGHTROOM - you must restart Lightroom after this (otherwise, the camera profiles will not load properly).
  14. IMPORTANT: Make sure to TURN OFF the “Use Graphics Processor” option in Lightroom if it is enabled. To do this, go to “Preferences > Performance” and un-check the “Use Graphics Processor” option.

Windows HOTKEY

 


Updating from a Previous Version

MAC UPDATE

  1. IMPORTANT!!! Exit Lightroom (it will hang on to the old version if you leave Lightroom open!)
  2. RIGHT-CLICK the installer (NegativeLabPro-OSX) and select “Open.” If you get an “Unknown Developer” warning, select “Open Anyway.”
  3. After the installer has completed, Restart Lightroom

That’s it! (As long as you ran the regular installer before and didn’t customize anything). If you did do a custom installation before (for instance, moving your plugin to a custom location), you will need to follow the same steps as you used before.


WIN UPDATE

  1. Download and unzip the newest version
  2. Exit Lightroom (IMPORTANT!!! it will hang on to the old version if you leave Lightroom open!)
  3. Delete the old Negative Lab Pro plugin wherever you had it installed, and move the new plugin into the same directory as the old version.
  4. From the unzipped download, move the “Negative Lab Camera Profiles” and “Vuescan Profiles” directories to Adobe’s default CameraProfiles folder. This folder is typically found at C:\Users[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\ - but it may vary if you have customized your settings.
  5. Restart Lightroom

In-Depth Guide to Using

Text Version: In-Depth Guide to Using Negative Lab Pro (still in progress)


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