"Bake in" NLP conversion for further editing

I’ve been using NLP for a couple of months, and it mostly works fine. But I haven’t figured out how to bake in the NLP conversion from negative to positive, such that I can perform further editing just as if the image came from a digital camera. As it stands, all the post-conversion controls are backwards, and I’m unable to easily use any of Lightroom’s typical editing features.

Anyone know how to do this? Maybe it’s a setting somewhere?


You’re looking for the "positive copy" feature.

The easiest way to do this is just to select “Make Copy”, then hit “Apply” and it will make a positive copy for you…

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In the “Advanced” tab, there are more options you can fine-tune to get the positive copy settings you want.

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If you don’t want to open Negative Lab Pro to do this, you can also select the images that you want to edit as a positive, then “right-click > export > NLP - Positive Copy.” This will have the same affect, one way just may fit better into your workflow.


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