Knowledgebase: Rays
What if my host program doesn't show up in the installer?
Posted by Marco Paolini on 23 March 2011 04:28 AM

If your host program doesn't show up in the installer, our normal search method failed and you will have to do a manual install.

Windows Manual Install

  1. Run the Rays installer.
  2. If no applications are displayed when you get to the Select Components screen, proceed by clicking Next and then Install. By default, this will install all necessary components.
  3. Navigate to the Rays installation location at C:\Program Files\Digital Film Tools.
  4. Copy the Rays folder to the host application's plug-ins folder. The location will change depending on the versions of the host application and operating system.
  • Photoshop: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-Ins\CC
  • Photoshop Elements: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 14\Plug-Ins

Note: For Lightroom, nothing needs to be copied, just follow the instructions in the user guide for Adding Rays to Lightroom as an External Editor.

Macintosh Manual Install
We use Apple's Spotlight feature to find the host applications that we install into and, on occasion, the Spotlight index becomes corrupt. The Spotlight index can be rebuilt by:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click Spotlight.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. Drag a folder or even an entire volume (your hard drive) to the list.
  5. Remove the item or volume you just added.

Spotlight will re-index the contents of the item you initially dragged to the list and may take a bit of time to complete. After re-indexing is complete, run the Rays installer again and your host application should be found. If your host application is still not found, follow the instructions below.

Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom

  1. Run the Rays installer.
  2. If no applications are displayed when you get to the Select Components screen, proceed by clicking Next and then Install. By default, this will install all necessary components.
  3. Navigate to the Rays installation location at Applications/Digital Film Tools.
  4. Copy the Rays folder to the host application's plug-ins folder. The location will change depending on the version of the host application.
  • Photoshop: /Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Plug-Ins/CC
  • Photoshop Elements: /Macintosh HD/Applications/Photoshop Elements 14/Plug-Ins

Note: For Lightroom, nothing needs to be copied, just follow the instructions in the user guide for Adding Rays to Lightroom as an External Editor.

 

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