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We have identified a problem launching Star Effects from Lightroom on Mac, using Fusion Express 2. We are working on a permanent fix to the issue, but for now, the file below will correct the issue.

Star Effects LR Fix for Mac

Supported Versions:

  • Lightroom Classic CC  
  • Lightroom CS 4-6
Note: If your version of Lightroom is not on this list, you may still be able to manually add the external editor preset and use it!

Unsupported Versions:

  • Lightroom CC  
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Topaz Labs software can be accessed in Lightroom as an External Editor. To do this, you can simply install our software from the Downloads Page, then restart Lightroom. If you do this, but cannot locate some of your plugins, please note that some of our software can use their own External Editor preset, while others must still use Fusion Express 2 to launch. The full list of products and versions that use each method is found below.

External Editor Setup

Configure as External Editor

Adjust 5.2

Texture Effects

Impression

Glow

Simplify 4.2

photoFXlab

DeNoise 6

ReMask 5


 

Mac


Select from the top menu:

Lightroom → Preferences → External Editing

Windows


Select from the top menu:

Edit → Preferences → External Editing

 

Mac


In the Additional External Editor section, select the Choose button. Then, navigate to the application you'd like to install. Install locations below:

Adjust 5.2:

/Applications/Topaz Labs/Topaz Adjust 5.app

DeNoise 6:

/Applications/Topaz DeNoise 6.app

Glow 2:

/Applications/Topaz Glow 2.app

Impression 2:

/Applications/Topaz Impression 2.app

photoFXlab:

/Applications/Topaz Labs/Topaz photoFXlab.app

ReMask 5:

/Applications/Topaz ReMask 5.app

Simplify 4.2:

/Applications/Topaz Labs/Topaz Simplify 4.app

Texture Effects 2:

/Applications/Topaz Texture Effects 2.app

Windows


In the Additional External Editor section, select the Choose button. Then, navigate to the application you'd like to install. Install locations below:

Adjust 5.2:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Adjust 5\tladjust5_x64.exe

DeNoise 6:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz DeNoise 6\tldenoise6_x64.exe

Glow 2:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Glow 2\tlglow2_x64.exe

Impression 2:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Impression 2\tlimpression2_x64.exe

photoFXlab:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Topaz Labs\Applications\64-bit\photoFXlab.exe

ReMask 5:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz ReMask\tlremask5_x64.exe

Simplify 4.2:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Simplify 4\tlsimplify4_x64.exe

Texture Effects 2:

C:\Program Files\Topaz Labs\Topaz Texture Effects 2\tltextureeffects2_x64.exe
 

Select TIFF in File Format pull-down menu. Select the Color Space choice and Bit Depth. It is recommended to use 16-bit ProPhoto RGB as your Color Space to best preserve color details from Lightroom. Expand the Preset: menu, and select "Save Current Settings as a New Preset", then name the preset after the plugin you are setting up (Adjust 5, DeNoise 6, Impression 2, etc.)

 

 

You will now be able to launch your Topaz Labs plugin, from the Photo → Edit In menu


Fusion Express 2 Setup

Must Use Fusion Express

Adjust 5.1

B&W Effects 2

Clarity

Clean 3

DeJPEG 4

DeNoise 5

Detail 3

InFocus

Lens Effects

ReStyle

Star Effects

Simplify 4.1

 

Mac


Select from the top menu:

Lightroom → Preferences → External Editing

Windows


Select from the top menu:

Edit → Preferences → External Editing

 

Mac


In the Additional External Editor section, select the Choose button. Then, navigate to Fusion Express 2, found here:

Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Topaz Labs/FusionExp2/Topaz Fusion Express 2.app

Windows


In the Additional External Editor section, select the Choose button. Then, navigate to Fusion Express 2, found here:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Topaz Labs\tlfusionexpress2_x64.exe

 

Select TIFF in File Format pull-down menu. Select the Color Space choice and Bit Depth. It is recommended to use 16-bit ProPhoto RGB as your Color Space to best preserve color details from Lightroom. Expand the Preset: menu, and select "Save Current Settings as a New Preset", then name the preset "Fusion Express 2".

 

 

You will now be able to launch Fusion Express 2, from the Photo → Edit In menu


Troubleshooting

How to Remove or Replace an External Editor Preset

 

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