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  • April 24, 2017
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Photolemur for macOS Install and Use Tutorial

Photolemur for macOS Install and Use Tutorial

How to download and install Photolemur

You can download Photolemur using the link that you receive after purchasing a license or after registering for the free version. The installation process is the same for both versions.

Click the Download button in the email you’ve received or click here. Clicking this link will initiate the download.

Double-click the Photolemur.dmg file. You’ll find this file where all other files go that you download from the internet. The default location is your Downloads folder.

After your Mac has verified and opened the Photolemur file, drag the Photolemur app to the Applications folder in the window that has opened. 

Activating Photolemur license

1. The first time you open Photolemur, choose Activate with the serial number.

2. Enter your email address and the serial number you received by email. 

Important: Make sure you enter your serial number correctly without any spaces or other invisible symbols. If you’re activating Photolemur for the second time, make sure you use the same email address that you used when you activated it for the first time.

  3. Click Activate Photolemur.

Once you do that, you can begin using Photolemur.

Importing photos to Photolemur

To start using Photolemur, you first need to upload a photo. If you want to see how Photolemur works, you may want to open a sample image first. To do that, click on Open Sample Image at the bottom of the Photolemur window.

To start enhancing your own photos, either:

  • Click the Import button in the Photolemur window, which will open a Finder window where you can select photos to upload; or
  • Drag and drop an image to the Photolemur window. You can drag your photos from any Finder location (e.g. Pictures or Downloads) or from your Photos app. You can also drag and drop a whole folder with images to start batch processing.

Important: Photolemur supports RAW, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG files that are at least 800x600 px.

If you have a single image open in Photolemur and want to replace it with a different one, you can drag a new image to Photolemur while holding the Command key on your keyboard. This will replace the open image with the new one.

If you drag a new photo to Photolemur without holding Command, the new image will be added alongside the one that was already open and the Photolemur batch window will open.

In the single image processing window you can see the difference between the original image and the Photolemur result using the Before & After slider. 

You can use the Boost slider to change the intensity of the adjustments. To open the Boost slider, click the brush icon next to the Export button.

By default, the slider is set to maximum Boost. If you move it all the way to the left, you’ll see your original photo.

To save the enhanced image, click Export and select where you want to save it.

Batch processing

Batch processing in Photolemur allows you to process an unlimited number of photos at the same time. You can upload your photos to Photolemur in the following ways:

  • Click the Import button in the Photolemur window, which will open a Finder window where you can select photos to upload
  • Drag and drop images to the Photolemur window. You can drag your photos from any Finder location (e.g. Pictures or Downloads) or from your Photos app
  • Drag and drop a whole folder with images to start batch processing

After you upload photos, you’ll see their thumbnails in the Photolemur gallery. 

To process all of them with the default Boost slider setting, simply click on Export # photos and choose your export preferences. All the adjustments will be applied on export.

If you’ve uploaded several photos to the Photolemur gallery and you want to change the Boost setting for some of them, you need to open those photos one by one to adjust the Boost slider.

Once you’ve changed the intensity of the adjustments for an image, you can close that image window and go back to the Photolemur gallery. Photolemur will remember the Boost setting for each individual image.

If you’re done with the Boost slider, click on Export # photos and choose your export preferences. All the adjustments will be applied on export.

Exporting photos in Photolemur

To save changes applied to your image, you need to export it. In Photolemur, there are three ways to export photos.

  • Click the Export button in the bottom right-hand corner of the Photolemur window 
  • In the Photolemur menu at the top center of the Photolemur window, click on Export

  • Click on File > Export

In Photolemur, you can export your image to Disk (your computer), Flickr, Email, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapheal. 

Exporting to social medial, email, or Snapheal is pretty easy, as Photolemur automatically opens the platform you’ve selected.

In this section, we describe the export setting, which can be chosen when you save your image(s) to your computer.

When you click on Export > Disk, you can select the file format, image quality, and folder where you want to save your image.

There’s also an Advanced Settings button that opens a Photolemur window with advanced export options.

If you’re exporting more than one image, you’ll need to click the Options button to open the settings.

Photolemur export: advanced settings 


Photolemur’s advanced settings allow you to choose the location where you want to save your photos, rename and resize your images, choose a file format, set the quality, and select a color profile. 

All these setting can be saved as presets. The list of presets is located on the left side of the export window. 


There are two default presets in Photolemur: WEB JPEG and FOR EMAIL.

If you change any of the settings in a default preset, the Save settings button will appear at the bottom of the window. If you click on it, your modified settings will be saved as a user preset.
Save to

Under the Save to section, you can select the folder where you want to save your files. If you want to overwrite your original photo without warning, check the Overwrite without warning box.

Important: Your original photo will be overwritten only if the exported image and original image names match.

Naming

The filename of your image can be modified in several ways. You can add a prefix or suffix to your original filename, change the base, and make the letters uppercase or lowercase.

The prefix, suffix, and base can be modified in the following ways:

  • NONE
If you select this option under Prefix and Suffix, no prefix or suffix will be added to your filename. This option can’t be selected under the base and is replaced by the Filename option. If you select Filename under base and None under Prefix and Suffix, your filename won’t be modified.

  • FILENAME
If you select FILENAME under Prefix, the prefix will be the name of the imported file. If you select FILENAME under Suffix, the suffix will be the name of the imported file.

Let’s say you want to modify an image named London.jpeg and select Prefix > Filename. In this case, the exported image name will be London_London.jpeg. If you also select Suffix > Filename, the image will be saved as London_London_London.jpeg.

  • CUSTOM TEXT
Custom text allows you to enter a name manually. If you want to modify your image name without adding any prefixes or suffixes, select Custom Text under Base and enter a new name.

  • COUNTER
In the counter, enter a starting number that will be added to your images. If you’re exporting more than one photo and type 4 in the counter field under Suffix, for instance, your images will be saved as Filename_4.jpeg, Filename_5.jpeg, Filename_6.jpeg, and so on. If you select Counter under Base, your filename will be replaced by that number.

  • TIMESTAMP
If you select Timestamp under Prefix or Suffix, the current date will be added before or after your filename. If you select Timestamp under Base, the current date will replace your original filename.

Letters contains the following options:

  • Leave as it is
  • Upper case
  • Lower case

Format, Color Profile

In Photolemur, you can save images in the following formats:

  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFF
  • JPEG-2000
  • Photoshop
  • PDF
The following color profiles are supported:

  • sRGB
  • Adobe RGB
  • ProPhoto RGB


Resize

You can resize your images by setting the long edge, short edge, or absolute dimensions. Or you can maintain the original image size.

Resizing by long edge means that you can set the desired length of the longest side of your image. The shorter side will be resized proportionally.

Resizing by short edge means that you can set the desired length of the shorter side of your image. The longer side will be resized proportionally.

Dimensions allow you to enter absolute dimensions in pixels.

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