How to Upgrade Negative Lab Pro?

The process for upgrading Negative Lab Pro to a newer version will depend a bit on your setup and your needs.

Mac Users - Standard Upgrade

As long as you used the included installer before (and din’t use any custom locations), it should be very simple to upgrade.

  1. Download and unzip the latest version (you should receive download link via email)
  2. IMPORTANT!!! Exit Lightroom (it will hang on to the old version if you leave Lightroom open!)
  3. Run the new Mac Installer (NegativeLabPro-OSX)
  4. Restart Lightroom

The installer automatically overwrites the previous plugin, and updates the camera profile folders to their standard locations. There should be no need to change anything in your Lightroom Plugin Manager.

NOTE: If you manually installed any component before to deal with custom settings in you system, you will need to manually overwrite them or add new components manually.

Windows Users - Manual Upgrade

Windows users will need to manually update their version and add/update new components. The process is as follows.

  1. Download an unzip the newest version (you should receive link via email)
  2. IMPORTANT!!! Exit Lightroom (it will hang on to the old version if you leave Lightroom open!)
  3. Delete the old Negative Lab Pro plugin wherever you had it installed, and move the new plugin into the same directory as the old version.
  4. From the unzipped download, move the “Negative Lab Camera Profiles” and “Vuescan Profiles” directories to Adobe’s default CameraProfiles folder. This folder is typically found at C:\Users[your username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\ - but it may vary if you have customized your settings.
  5. Restart Lightroom

Questions? Let’s hear it!

Hi Nate,

Thank you for your wonderful wok to create an amazing piece of software. I don’t understand the standard upgrade methode for mac users. Currently I’ve installed plugin v1.3.1. in LIghtroom 6.0. How can I upgrade to v2? Step 2 explains to run the new Mac Installer (NegativeLabPro-OSX). Is this a new installer which I need to download or is this the existing which automatically fetches the new version from a place on your site?
When I double click on the existing nothing happens apart from installing v.1.3.1.

Best regards,


Thanks @Robert - You need to first download the newest version (sorry if that wasn’t clear!). I’ve updated the instructions above to include that. When new versions come out, you should receive an email from me with the download links. For v2.0, I sent out emails yesterday.

Hi Nate,

Thank you for your explanation. Can you check in your mailing list if my email-address is correct? I did neither receive a download link for v2.0 in my inbox folder nor in my spam folder,

Best regards,



If you didn’t receive it, you can go to and just resubmit - this will send you the latest link.


Hey Nate, I have re-installed with the latest build for V 2.0, I see Soft Highs and Soft Lows are now on by default, but I don’t see the White/black Clip boxes. Something I am doing wrong? Cheers!

Coming in v2.1, along with better range on contrast reduction and the ability to click the setting name to zero out just that setting.

Cheers Nate! That’s what I thought.