Had Lightroom CC running on an older PC. I installed Lightroom CC (11.4.1) on my new PC and properly reinstalled brush presets into the local adjustments folder via preferences. The brush tool cannot access the brush presets on the effect menu even though I can see the files in the local adjustments folder - see first screen shot below. To make sure I didn't have corrupt files, I downloaded a fresh preset from the internet and properly placed it in the local adjustment folder and even though I could see the new preset file in the folder, the brush could not access it. Second screenshot shows that the "preferences" dialog box is properly configured. Even tried uninstalling and reinstalling Lightroom thinking that it may have been a corrupt install. Did notice that my ID is displayed with a "%20" between first and last name, but read that was a bug. Greatly appreciate any help.
Had Lightroom CC running on an older PC
What vetsion was that?
As you are showing lrtemplate files instead of xmp files, I am thinking the old computer had a very old Lr on it. Thinking prior to v7.3. Mind you LrC should convert them at startup.
And by brushes, you mean as used in the new masking?
Appreciate your time and thoughts on this. Actually, was running version 11.4.1 even though the machine was a 2012 vintage. As I understand it, the brush presets are still lrtemplate files, the develop presets need to be xmp files. The advice from your colleagues (see other responses below) solved the problem.
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The files starting with "._" look like Mac (sidecar?) files that would accompany the 'true' .LRTEMPLATE files. You do not need "._" files in a PC system.
Do you have files named like "KD D&B - Burn......" without the "._"?
YES!! That's it. These sets of brush presets were downloaded from a vendor a couple years ago and the lrtemplates with the "." were just hiding in the folder with all the other brush presets and (unfortunately) I picked those to try to transfer to the new machine. I have found all the brush presets WITHOUT the "." and ALL have presets been transferred over. Thanks very much for your help and insight - I'm sure I couldn't have been the first to run into this!
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I agree with @Rob_Cullen Seems you first installed them in the wrong folder, and so Lightroom tried to convert them. In that process it added "._" in front of the name, and that is the problem. Remove that from the name and see if that solves it.
Yes - this solved it! See my reply to Rob_Cullen above. Not sure where the files with the "." got modified but they were in the local adjustment folder on the old machine and unfortunately, that was the test batch that I tried to transfer. Found all the brush presets without the "." and successfully transferred to new (and much faster) machine - old machine was vintage 2012. Thanks much for your help!