Adding Snapseed to Lightroom and Aperture as an External Editor
How to add Snapseed to Lightroom as an External Editor
- While Lightroom is open, for Windows click Edit> Preferences OR for Macintosh click Lightroom > Preferences.
- Click on the “External Editing” tab at the top of preferences.
- Midway down on the right click on the”Choose” button and locate the Snapseed file. Typically it can be found at either, C:\Program Files (x86)\Nik Software\Snapseed\Snapseed.exe, OR Macintosh HD : Applications : Snapseed
- Once located, select the program or application file as indicated above and click “Open/Choose”.
- Set the options to your preference. For best results, set File Format to “TIFF”, Color Space to ProPhoto RGB (or your preferred color profile), Bit Depth to 16-bit, Resolution to240, and Compress to None.
- Under Preset click the drop down selector and choose, “Save Current Settings as New Preset” from the list.
- Type in the name “Snapseed” and click Create.
- Close preferences by clicking OK. Snapseed should now be an option when you click Photo> Edit in, or Right Click and select Edit In> Snapseed.
How to add Snapseed to Aperture as an External Editor:
- While Aperture is open, select Aperture > Preferences
- In the upper tabs of the Preferences window, select Export
- Click on the Choose button in the upper right hand corner
- Navigate to your Applications folder, and select Snapseed
- Make sure the External Editor File Format is under Tiff (8 or 16bit), and exit out of the Preferences menu
- You will now be able to click on the menu Photos > Edit with Snapseed… or right click on the photo to select Edit with Snapseed… in order to open Snapseed