Luminar 4 - Lightroom Installation



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    Elena Blum

    Hi Scott,

    Manually installing Luminar as a plugin for Lightroom should help. Here's how to do this on Windows:

    • Make sure Luminar and Lightroom are closed.
    • Download the plugin file from here (click Download in the upper right):
    • Right-click the .zip you've downloaded > click Extract All. When prompted to specify the destination for the extracted file, click Browse. Paste the following path into the address bar in the top of the window that opens: %appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules

    Here's how it should look like: 


    • Click Select Folder and then click Extract.

    Access Luminar 4 from Adobe Lightroom in the following way:

    • Right-click on the image > Export > Export to Luminar 4 > You have an option to Open Source Files or, if you've made any changes in Lightroom that you'd like to transfer over to Luminar 4, you can also choose Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments.

    After applying adjustments in Luminar 4 your photo should appear in Lightroom's Catalog > All Photographs. 

    On MacOS:

    1. Make sure Lightroom is closed.
    2. Open Finder, click Go > Go to Folder and paste the following path: /Library/Application Support/MacPhun Software/Luminar4/Plug-Ins/. There will be a bunch of files in there, the ones you're interested in have the following extensions: .lrplugin and .lrtemplate.
    3. Open a new Finder tab or window and click Go > Go to Folder one more time and navigate to the following path: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules/
    4. Copy the .lrplugin into the folder that you opened in Step 3.
    5. Click Go > Go to Folder one more time and navigate to the following path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/External Editor Presets/
    6. Copy the .lrtemplate file into the folder that you opened in Step 5.

    You may be asked whether you'd like to overwrite the existing file in the folder or keep both, choose to overwrite in all cases.

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