How do I use Smart Photo Editor with Lightroom (Windows)?

A To set up Smart Photo Editor as an external editor for Lightroom, please follow these steps:
  • 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.

    Smart Photo Editor Studio is usually located at "C:\Program Files\SmartPhotoEditor Studio\SmartPhotoEditor.exe" or if you have 64-bit Windows it might be in "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartPhotoEditor Studio\SmartPhotoEditor.exe" depending on whether you installed the 32-bit or 64-bit download.

    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 Smart Photo Editor Studio, choose File and Settings, and make sure "Auto Plugin Mode" is selected.

  • Smart Photo Editor 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 SmartPhotoEditorStudio".

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