Let us, for a moment, assume that all apps, that have been installed on a Mac, can be removed. This would mean that we can go back to an older version of an app (that runs on the present version of macOS and Lightroom) by removing the new app and then installing the old app. This should also be true for a Lightroom plug-in with the caveat that metadata, written by the new plug-in might not be readable by the old plug-in. This could mean that all the work (not the images themselves) you have done with the new plug-in will be lost. Speaking about a BETA plug-in, the amount of work should be relatively small and not concern relevant things - or we’ll have to discuss on how to test beta software on a prod machine… Read on (and do so until you reach the bottom), if the above sounds reasonable, if you can stomach some loss and if you assume responsibility for what you do. I give no guarantee that the procedure is complete and will work.
Caveat: Geek stuff ahead!
- Make sure you have a working backup! If possible: make a clone or two!
- NLP somehow remembers the registration key. I have no idea how and where and can give no hint if re-registering will work or not.
- You might have to redo the keyboard shortcut as explained by Nate
- If the Hot Steps below are too hot for your taste, you’ll have to wait for the new prod version of NLP - or test the procedure outlined below on another backup of your Mac.
- Continue at your own risk.
Hot Step One - Clean up things in Lightroom
- Remove from Lightroom (not the HD) the test images you’ve treated with BETA NLP
- Open the Lr Module Manager and note where the BETA NLP plug-Ins are on your HD, then deactivate the BETA NLP plug-in
- Tell Lightroom to optimise the catalog, wait until finished
- Quit out of Lightroom
Hot Step Two - Clean up things in the Finder
- Delete (or set aside) the NLP lens profiles, they can be found in
- Delete (or set aside) the NLP plug-in, it can be found in
Note that “Library” can be found in your home folder and your drive, next to the User, Applications and System folders. Check both places (I don’t know where beta nlp puts its things)
Step Three - Reinstall the prod version of NLP
- Let the installer do its work
Please let us know it it worked.