On Mac, the installation should be very easy by using the included installer.
On windows, there is not an automatic installer, but it is pretty easy to install manually.
Unzip your Negative Lab Pro download if you haven’t already
Next, copy the “NegativeLabPro.lrplugin” folder into a folder that is on your root hard drive. I strongly recommend something like C:\Plugins – the placement of this matters because of the way folder permissions work in Windows. Do NOT try to place this inside an existing Lightroom app folder. Placing this folder inC:\Plugins will eliminate 90% of installation issues.
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[YourUsername]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\ - but it may vary if you have customized your settings. (If you’re using Lightroom Classic, you can also just go to “File > Import Develop Presets & Profiles” and load all the profiles from there)
For Lightroom Classic users to use the new LUT profiles, move the “NLP Enhanced Settings” folder to the default directory for presets. The folder is typically: C:\Users[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings\ - but it may vary. Alternatively, you can also add these directly in Lightroom Classic by going to “File > Import Develop Presets & Profiles” and selecting and loading these presets from there.
Back in Lightroom, go to “File -> Plug-in Manager” . In the Plug-in Manager, select “Add” then navigate to the folder where you copied your NegativeLabPro.lrplugin in step #1.
Single-click the “NegativeLabPro.lrplugin” folder, and click “Select Folder” (be sure to select the whole folder, and not a file within it).
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.
RESTART LIGHTROOM - you must restart Lightroom after this. (Otherwise, the camera profiles will not load properly).
If you are using a version earlier than Lightroom Classic v9.0, make sure to TURN OFF the “Use Graphics Processor” option in Lightroom. To do this, go to “Preferences > Performance” and un-check the “Use Graphics Processor” option. If you are using Lightroom Classic v9.0 or later, you can leave graphics processing on.
WINDOWS HOTKEYS BY LANGUAGE:
English: Ctrl - Alt - N
German: Ctrl - Alt - P
Swedish - Ctrl - Alt - N
Netherlands: Alt + N
French: Ctrl + Alt + X
Italian: Alt + Shift + X
Portugese - Alt + X
Spanish - Alt + X
GETTING THE WINDOWS HOTKEY TO LAUNCH ON STARTUP
Since the hotkey is a program, by default, it will stop whenever you restart your computer. If you want it to automatically run without having to relaunch after each startup, here is what to do:
CUSTOMIZING THE WINDOWS HOTKEY
If you’d like to change the hotkey (or add to an existing AutoHotKey setup), I’ve included the script for you. Even if you are new to AutoHotKey, it is possible to customize the script to meet your needs.
If you’ve purchased a license for Negative Lab Pro, you can now activate it to unlock full use of Negative Lab Pro.
Here’s how to activate your license:
Troubleshooting License Keys:
“I can’t find my license”
Follow these instructions to find your license key.
Check and make sure that you are copy/pasting directly from your email receipt, and make sure there are no extra spaces at the end of your license.
Could Not Connect to the Internet
Make sure you are connected to the internet and any firewalls or internet blocking apps (like LittleSnitch) are turned off. In some countries (like China), you will need to use a VPN to activate because China blocks traffic.
Out of Uses For License Key
There is a limit to the number of times NLP can be activated to protect from theft. If you reach this error, please email at email@example.com so I can restore your license.
After getting a confirmation of the new license, it reverts back to trial
In some cases, the license may get dropped from your system. If this happens, it will go back to trial mode. Just follow the activation steps again to reactivate your license.
When new updates are available, they will be emailed to you. Follow the instructions in the email to download.