P: Ability to organize local adjustment presets in collapsible Folders/Collections

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Explorer ,
Dec 25, 2021 Dec 25, 2021

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Working in multiple fields of photography, I have many local adjustment presets. It is time-consuming to scroll through the full list, as there is no mouse scroll capability. It would be great to organize the local adjustment presets into folders or collections (Real Estate, Retouching, Details, etc.)that can be displayed in the preset list as separate sections and can be collapsed. Similar to the Develop Presets. 
One essential part of this suggestion is to remove the default Lightroom local adjustment Presets on top of the list. I believe they are not beneficial to many people and can use the room up there.

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Explorer ,
Jul 13, 2019 Jul 13, 2019

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Good day all,

Over time, I have developed more than 40 local adjustments presets, and now I'm running out of screen space. When I open the "Effect" tab, the list is so long that to reach the bottom I have to click on the down triangle to reveal the rest of the presets. I still don't' understand why the mouse scroll doesn't work with this list. Anyway, I need to remove the top 17 presets that are in-built in Lightroom to free up some space. They do not exist in the preset folder C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Local Adjustment Presets. Only the ones I created are there.

My Google search didn't return any answers. Please share your knowledge with me. It will save me heaps of time in post.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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The folder you mention is the user folder for custom presets. Presets that come with Lightroom are stored in another folder, but I don’t think you can remove these presets except by hacking the application.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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As Johan has indicated, the local adjustments listed are stored elsewhere e.g. (application package on Mac). While it's possible to remove them they'll be instated next time Lr updates.

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Explorer ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Thank you! As I stated, the presets are NOT in C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Local Adjustment Presets

Do you know where are they located?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Explorer ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Thank you, Ian. Can you please point to how they can be removed? I am happy to take the effort and delete them with the updates.

I think they actually showed up not long ago. Maybe one or two updates ago. Someone in Adobe decided it is a good idea to fix something that is working fine.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Removing the factory presets will be difficult to impossible.

I would do something like renaming your presets to start with an underscore so that they are all grouped at the top of the list.

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Explorer ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Thanks, Joe,

These are always on top regardless of the naming.

I still can't comprehend how Adobe would put such useless presets that the user can't remove. There is got to be a way to delete them.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2019 Jul 14, 2019

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Unfortunately, the top 17 presets are coded into the app, thus they cannot be deleted by us end users.

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Explorer ,
Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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Are there any updates on this topic in mid-2021? These are getting in the way more and more.

Adobe, please make those customisable presets.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2021 Jul 02, 2021

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No change, still the same klutzy 17 names at the top of the menu that are completely useless to most users.

 

Please add your constructive opinion to this feature request:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/lightroom-classic/lightroom-ability-to-organize-adjustm...

and be sure to click the Vote button at the top left and Follow at the bottom of the first post. That will make it a little more likely that Adobe will consider implementing the feature and you'll be notified when they do. Product developers rarely participate in this forum and won't see your feedback.

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Explorer ,
Dec 25, 2021 Dec 25, 2021

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With the latest 11.1 release of Lightroom and the huge masks and local adjustment updates, Adobe hasn't made any steps in improving the ability to organize the presets or delete the default (useless) presets at the top of the list. 
The feedback forum that johnrellis mentioned, is now read only. Nothing can be posted or voted. Looks like Adobe doesn't want our ideas of improovment anymore. 
I will keep coming back and bump this thread in the hope that it will someday be noticed by Adobe official and taken in consideration. Living you comment here will help that happen.
Happy 2022!

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LEGEND ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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The old feedback forum has been merged with this forum's Bugs and Ideas subforums. Unfortunately, not all the bugs and feature requests from the old forum got copied over, including this one, which had 14 votes:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/lightroom-classic/lightroom-ability-to-organize-adjustm... 

 

I've asked Adobe to copy it over -- I suspect that Effect (local adjustment) presets will become much more heavily used, driven by the new masking tool.

 

Meanwhile, other readers, please see this Idea just posted by @RAD Films:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-ideas/p-ability-to-organize-local-adjustment-preset...

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 03, 2022 Jan 03, 2022

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Giving this a bump too - crazy that these can't be hidden or removed.

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New Here ,
Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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The major changes to masking, many of which I have been wishing for years now, (thank you - thank you) increases its use and now a new request. Any move to enable mouse scrolling of Brush Presets and/or abilty to change the list order and/or allow collapsible lists/folders would be greatly appreciated. I suspect (and hope) that the increased use of masking/brushes will generate some renewed interest in this request which has been around for some time it would seem.

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