Using ON1 Resize 2020 with Adobe Lightroom® Classic
ON1 Resize 2020 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 Resize 2020 with Lightroom, via the Plug-In Extras command in the File menu and the Edit In command in the Photo menu. Both generally work the same way, the primary difference being where you choose the file format of the photo being opened in Resize. Using Plug-In Extras opens the file using the format chosen in Resize’s Plug-Ins Preferences pane, while Edit In lets you choose the file format inside Lightroom.
If you use the Resize Lightroom plug-in, we recommend using the Photoshop format (.PSD) as the exchange file format for maximum compatibility. If your saved file will be larger than 2GB, or more than 30,000 pixels on a side, your image will automatically be saved in the .PSB (or Large Document) format. This is a newer version of the PSD format designed for larger file sizes, and is fully compatible with Resize.
Using ‘Plug-In Extras’
To edit an image in Resize, select the image in Lightroom, go the File menu and select the Plug-In Extras submenu, and choose ON1 Resize Standalone 2020.
When you access ON1 Resize 2020 through the Plug-In Extras menu there are important file-handling options that are controlled in the Plug-ins tab of the Resize Preferences window. These need to be configured in advance, based on your desired workflow. Once these are set, all images sent to Effects 2020 via the Plug-In Extras submenu will use these characteristics:
- File Format: 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.
- Color Space: The color space drop-down menu determines what RGB working color space is used; Adobe RGB 1998, sRGB or ProPhoto RGB.
- Bit Depth: The bit-depth drop-down menu determines the bit depth (8 or 16 bits per pixel).
- Resolution: The resolution drop-down menu determines the resolution of the file.
Using ‘Edit In’
The editing conditions when using Photo > Edit in are the same as those when you use the File > Plug-In Extras: Lightroom will open the exported photo in Resize. With this option, 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 Resize is a raw file.
You can also set the file type (TIFF, Photoshop or JPEG), the color space and bit depth for the resultant file.