Palette Profile Switching


How is Profile Switching useful?

Palette's Profile Switching feature can be controlled using a button or dial module. This allows you to switch between multiple profiles without any interruption.

By setting up multiple profiles for one target app, you can control multiple functions with each module. Use the stages of your workflow to guide your profile creation – a Photographer may make four Lightroom profiles for Culling, Quick Development, Fine Tuning, and Localized Adjustments, for example.

Profile switching allows you to effectively have 15 different functions for each module. See here for an example using multiple Lightroom CC profiles or see below for an example video from RC:

How do I set up a Profile Switching module?

Profile Switching is given its own section in the Button Settings and Dial Settings windows. Once a module is assigned to Profile Switching, the function will be applied to this module across all open profiles, potentially overwriting any existing function.

Here is a quick video demonstrating how to set up profile switching with a Button:

Click on your chosen Dial or Button to open the Module Settings window, and select Palette Profile Switching from the left side. For a button module, choose Previous Profile or Next Profile to move backward or forward sequentially between Palette profiles. For a dial module, choose Cycle Profiles.

WARNING! Palette profile switching function is applied to all profiles and can overwrite the functions on the same button for other profiles.

Automatic Profile Switching and Profile Skipping

Automatic Profile Switching is a feature that allows Palette to detect the app currently in-focus, automatically switching to a corresponding profile. An example would be a photo editing workflow incorporating both Lightroom and Photoshop – Palette will automatically follow along as you switch focus between the two apps.

Profile Skipping is another Palette feature that detects the active application. When enabled, Palette will switch between profiles created only for the focused app, skipping the profiles of closed or out-of-focus apps to ensure maximum efficiency.


Both Automatic Profile Switching and Profile Skipping are enabled by default and found in the following menus:

Windows – File > Preferences > Automatic Profile Switching
Mac OS – PaletteApp > Preferences > Skip profiles of other applications

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