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Mon, Jul 23, 2018 7:05 PM

Lightroom Classic: How do I add additional external editors?

Please add an option in LR preferences to add 2 external editors if we want?  Currently there is only the option for one.

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2 years ago

You can create as many external editors as you like in Lightroom Classic 7.4 



Each Additional Editor can be created (added) using the Additional External Editor dialog in the Preferences>External Editing tab.
See: https://helpx.adobe.com/au/lightroom/help/external-editing-preferences.html

Adobe Photography Products
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Which Lightroom are you using, Carol (Help>System Info...)? 

Lightroom Classic CC can have many editors ( I currently have 14)
Lightroom CC is limited to Photoshop only.

Without knowing which Lightroom Application you are speaking about, I can't advise you as to procedure. 

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LR Classic 7.4

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2 years ago

I have Anthropics Portrait Pro Studio Max 17 set up under preferences and would also like Anthropics Portrait Pro Studio Body as a second one.

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Here is Anthropics article on the subject - https://www.portraitprobody.com/support/?qid=36

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2 years ago

It only allows me to add one.

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At the bottom of the Preset box's drop down box, use Save Current Settings as New Preset

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It's a bit unintuitive. You add one, and save it as a preset. Then you add another one, and save it as a preset too. And so on. Now you can switch between these editors by choosing the preset.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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I did add the new one and then the other one disappeared from the list.

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That is because you did not save it as a new preset...

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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Thank you both!  Now I get it, did it and we're good!  Too bad the Adobe rep who was remoted in to my computer told me it couldn't be done!

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2 years ago

After you add one, you have to link to a new program, change the values, and then click the pulldown again and select "Save Current Settings as a New Preset..."

You have to do this for each you are adding. 

Adobe Photography Products
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2 years ago

I'll try this as soon as I get back home! As far as changing the values...

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The instructions at this link omit the one important step-
https://www.portraitprobody.com/support/?qid=36

"Save Current Settings as a New Preset..."

The 'Save' step must be done before-
"Press the "OK" button to dismiss the Preferences dialog."

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I got it figured out. Thank you!

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2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled More Than Two External Editors in LR CC?.

Can I have more than two external editors set up in LR CC? Several of the Topaz plugins will only operate as standalone apps. Their solution is to set the ones that can't be used as true plugins as external editors. But it appears to me that LR only permits two external editors when navigating from the Photo>Edit In... dropdown menu. I'd like to be able to select any of the standalone apps from that dropdown, but it appears that if limited to only two external editors, I would have to install-delete and reinstall another app to get that functionality.

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2 years ago

Paul, if you are using Lightroom CLASSIC-CC v7.5 your answer is within the posts above by Rikk Flohr.  (The new "Cloud based" LR-CC is a different program)
Or for a more detailed explanation of adding multiple external editors- see my Post #11 at- https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2456972