Photomatix presets & Aperture

First posted on the 9th January, 2013 – IT
Last modified on the 9th January, 2013, at 6:49 pm

Due to Aperture running in a sandbox in OS 10.8 the Photomatix presets of the standalone application are not easily accessible from within the Photomatix plugin. This can be solved by creating a link into the Aperture sandbox.

The standalone Photomatix Pro application stores its presets here:

~/Library/Application Support/Photomatix/Presets/

The Photomatix Aperture plugin stores its presets in the Aperture sandbox:

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Application Support/Plug-Ins/Photomatix/Presets/

Replacing the presets folder in the sandbox with a symbolic link to the the presets folder of the standalone application solved the issue:

cd ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Aperture/Data/Library/Application Support/Plug-Ins/Photomatix/Presets/
rm -rf Presets
ln -s ~/Library/Application\ Support/Photomatix/Presets/ Presets