Snap Art: Lightroom

Snap Art: Lightroom

This video shows how to launch Snap Art from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. It also shows you how to batch process images with Snap Art.

Images © Joe Payne.

In Lightroom, you can make your photo choices from the Library or Develop modules. If you’re using a number of photos, like I am, make sure to hover the cursor over thumbnail images and not a full size photo. Then, right-click, choose “edit in” and Snap Art 4.

If it’s not listed, enable the external editor on the External Editing tab in Lightroom’s preferences panel–and, while you’re there, on the Presets tab, uncheck the box marked “Store presets with catalog.”

Now let’s r-click and edit the photos in Snap Art. I recommend choosing “Edit a copy with Lightroom adjustments.” This will include any tweaks you made prior to running Snap Art. I’ll press Edit, it’ll make copies; and then open them in Snap Art.

I don’t plan to customize any presets, so I’ll close the right pane with the arrow button on the side. When the panes are undocked, they will fly out when you move your cursor near the edge.

Let’s take a look at the batch feature along the bottom.

Snap Art will open with all of the images in the batch selected. Right now, anything that I do will be applied to all of them, simultaneously. The button on the right between the arrows toggles between selecting all or select just one of the images. The arrows here and here navigate through the batch or you can click directly on an image to work on it.

The workflow is pretty basic. Choose an image, or multiple images, for me it’s all of them. Then, choose a preset from the presets pane on the left. This will apply to all of the images selected.

I’ll quickly review them one at a time before applying the presets. This way I can make any specific customizations or changes that I want. You can click and drag the tiles to scroll through the thumbnails.