How to use ON1 Effects 2019 as a Plug-In to Adobe Lightroom Classic
ON1 Effects 2019 can be accessed from within Lightroom Classic CC, providing an integrated, round-trip workflow of your images.
There are two primary ways to use ON1 Effects 2019 with Lightroom, via the Plug-In Extras command in the File menu and the Edit In command in the Photo menu.
ACCESSING EFFECTS 2019 VIA ‘PLUG-IN EXTRAS’
Accessing ON1 Effects 2019 from the File > Plug-in Extras menu is the preferred way to access the app. It gives you the most flexibility in how the files are handled. To edit an image in Effects, select the image in Lightroom, go the File menu and select the Plug-In Extras submenu, and choose ON1 Effects 2019.
File Creation Characteristics When Using Plug-In Extras
When you use ON1 Effects 2019 through the Plug-In Extras menu there are important file-handling options that are controlled in the Files tab of Effects’ Preferences dialog. These need to be configured in advance, based on your desired workflow. Once these are set, all images sent to Effects via the Plug-In Extras submenu will use these characteristics:
- File Format: The file type menu determines what type of file will be created. The default is PSD, which maintains layers. You can also select JPG or TIFF, if you prefer those formats and don’t need to maintain layers.
- Color Space: The color space menu determines what RGB working color space is used; Adobe RGB 1998, sRGB or ProPhoto RGB.
- Bit Depth: The bit-depth drop-down menu has two options: 8 or 16 bits per pixel.
- Resolution: The resolution drop-down menu determines the resolution of the file
USING ‘EDIT IN’ FROM LIGHTROOM
For quick editing of photos in Effects, select your image in Lightroom, go to the Photo menu and select the Edit In submenu and choose ON1 Effects 2019.
The editing conditions when using Photo > Edit in are the same as those when you use the File > Plug-In Extras.
File Creation Characteristics When Using Edit In
When you use the Photo > Edit In submenu, Lightroom will ask you each time how you wish to edit the selected image. You have three editing options—Edit a Copy with Lightroom Adjustments, which makes a copy of the file that includes any edits you have made in the photo; Edit a Copy, which copies the original photo without any changes made in Lightroom; or Edit Original, which is not available if the photo being sent to Effects is a raw file.
You can also can set the file type (TIFF, Photoshop or JPEG), the color space and bit depth for the resultant file.