Sync Adobe Photoshop CC Settings to the Cloud

Last night’s major roll-out of the new Adobe Photoshop CC system (the successor to CS6) included a lot of cool features.  One of them is Photoshop’s ability to store application settings to the cloud, and synchronize them across all your computers.  Of particular interest to me was the ability to include your custom actions and synchronize them as well.

When you install Photoshop CC, it should automatically enable this feature.  If you want to view, disable, or customize what gets synchronized, the options are at the very bottom of your Edit menu.  It appears as the email address that your Creative Cloud account is tied to.  Here are a couple screen shots:

The Edit menu will allow you to open the dialog box for granular control over Photoshop CC's new ability to sync settings.
The Edit menu will allow you to open the dialog box for granular control over Photoshop CC’s new ability to sync settings.
You can choose to sync or not sync a variety of settings including actions, tool presets, swatches, and more to the cloud and across devices.
You can choose to sync or not sync a variety of settings including actions, tool presets, swatches, and more to the cloud and across devices.

 

I was excited to see this use of the Creative Cloud system finally appear in an application.  Illustrator also supports syncing in the same way, but I was unable to find the same options in InDesign, Lightroom, or Bridge.  When I questioned the Lightroom product managers about the future of sync capability, I was told that it is “not currently on the roadmap,” which is disappointing news for photographers who juggle workloads at home and on the road.

By: Gavin Farrington

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