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The Macintosh 64-bit Lucis Pro SA is an application; it is not a Photoshop plug-in. Anyone with a compatible computer can use it.

The new software is called Lucis Pro 6 SA because it is a stand-alone, 64-bit application version of the 32-bit Photoshop plug-in Lucis Pro 6. It has the same user interface and just a few added features, like batch processing and image resizing. The main advantages are: the Macintosh Lucis Pro 6 SA is 64-bit software and it does not require Photoshop.

The Macintosh version of Lucis Pro is in development at the present time. Best guess for avaiability is Summer 2018. Please check back for any updates.


You can use AppleScript to make it easy to move from Photoshop to Lucis Pro 6 SA and back to Photoshop. Two demonstration AppleScript applications are included. Please see the Mac Support Page for more information.

When you open Lucis Pro 6 SA a Window does not appear. The Lucis Pro 6 SA menu items just appear at the top of your screen. You will see Lucis Pro 6 SA | File | Edit | View | Processing | Window | Help.  Can use the pull down menu under file to open an image or Command-O.  Once the image is open, you open the Lucis Processing UI by selecting Lucis under Processing or using Command-L.

Lucis Pro 6 SA requires OS 10.9 (Mavericks) through OS 10.11 (El Capitan) and 4 GB of RAM. There is one bug in the Cocoa framework of El Capitan. The file format options fields are sometimes missing from the Save and Save AS panels. This is an Apple issue. We do not know when Apple will fix this. But we have an easy workaround available on the Mac Support Page.

Lucis processing is best applied before any adjustment in Photoshop, so this software will meet the needs of the professional photographer.

How to work with Lucis Pro 6 SA and Photoshop:

Manually: Since Lucis Pro 6 SA is not a Photoshop plug-in, you would first open images in Lucis Pro 6 SA, process them and save them. Then you will open the Lucis-processed images in Photoshop for further work. This adds an extra step, however in most cases to achieve the best results you should use Lucis Pro before making any changes in Photoshop.

Using AppleScript:Two demonstration AppleScript (Script) applications are provided. One lets you easily process multiple images and the other lets you take an image in Photoshop, open it in Lucis, process it and then reopen the Lucis-processed image in Photoshop. For more information about using these Scripts, please visit the Mac Support page. They are very easy to use and very helpful.

With Easy Batch Processing: You can batch process images using Lucis and then run Actions in Photoshop on the Lucis-processed images.

If you are not sure which Lucis settings will work for you, you can use batch processing to process images using several Lucis Pro 6 SA settings, then choose the ones you like best to work with in Photoshop. Sometimes you need to process images with a range of Lucis Pro 6 SA settings because Lucis processes each image differently depending on its relative contrasts.

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