Installation CC2015+

Installing Export Kit – Lightning Storm in Creative Cloud CC2015+ is simple and easy to do. As long as all the requirements are met, you can install Export Kit in under 2 minutes.

NOTE: Legacy CS5 - CC2014 users can install Export Kit normally using our Legacy Install Guide.
NOTE: Advanced users can further customize Export Kit using our Custom User Data.
IMPORTANT: You will need to have Admin rights on Windows or MAC to install Adobe extensions.
IMPORTANT: LightningStorm_CC2015 works with all Creative Cloud versions, existing users upgrading to CC2017 from a previous version of Adobe CC DO NOT NEED TO REINSTALL.

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Download the CC2015+ Source Files

Download the plugin source files and place LightningStorm_CC2015.zip on your desktop.

NOTE: The source files do not contain usable code.  Lightning Storm is a cloud service and is rendered via the server, not your machine - Avoid a 420 Message.

Step 1

Click the .zip file and select Extract Files then enter the location to extract to based on Windows or Mac.

WIN Path CC2017

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions\LightningStorm_CC2015\

WIN Path CC2015 +CC2016

NOTE: %userprofile% will default to your current User directory on Windows.

MAC Path

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/LightningStorm_CC2015/
IMPORTANT: There is a bug with MAC and zip files where they can run into loops and create a .cpgz file – fix the zip error.

Step 2

Restart Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator and enable the plugin [Windows > Extensions > Export Kit - Lightning Storm].

IMPORTANT: Do not dock the plugin with other panels, this is a known bug and will generate a 420 message.
IMPORTANT: Known CC2017 Bugs and quick fixes.
IMPORTANT: Read this post to fix common CC2015 +CC2017 installer errors.
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