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If I set Lightroom Classic to apply a preset during import, is there a way to:

1) Have it back up the original DNG elsewhere?

2) Revert ot the original DNG in Lightroom?

 

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Apply Preset at Import Question

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If I set Lightroom Classic to apply a preset during import, is there a way to:

1) Have it back up the original DNG elsewhere?

2) Revert ot the original DNG in Lightroom?

 

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Your questions need some more explanations, but I will have a try-

"preset during Import" - It all depends what type of preset you are talking about- Import, Development, etc. Commonly it is a Develop Preset that determines a profile and settings that determine the initial 'look' or 'color' of the image you see in the Library.

1) "backup the original DNG"

There is an option in the Import dialog to make a Copy (to a dated folder) of the photos when you import, but this should be considered temporary only. YOU need to use other software methods to keep backups of your files.

2) "Revert to the Original"  Not understood! The "Original" is the file that is referenced in the Catalog. The thumbnail preview you see in the catalog library is linked to the "original" file (irrespective of it being any type of file. DNG, or other).

 

Explain some more.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0.1, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Thank you, I would like to back up a copy of the untouched DNG to a folder outside of Lr before any changes are made to the file by my preset.

I have made a preset of the common settings I use to get my images to an initial "baseline". In some cases, I would like to be able to go back to the original untouched DNG in Lr. Is that possible if the preset edits are applied at import?

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Originals are always untouched in Lightroom.

The edits are saved in the catalog, and are only applied to new files (derived from the original) when you export.

Using the History panel in Develop, you can easily go back to the "untouched" file with no edits, so there is no need for an extra copy of the file for that purpose. (but you should always make backups of your files for safety)

You can also create several versions of a file with different edits using virtual copies.

Virtual copies are saved as different sets of edits in the catalog, and they all reference the same original.

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It used to be easy to Reset your photo to the RAW state without the import preset settings applied.  It was called Reset(Adobe) accessed by holding the SHIFT key while pressing the Reset button but Adobe for some reason took this tool out of Lightroom 9.  

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It's crazy, there doesn't seem to be any way to revert to the original DNG once the settings have been applied at import? Dosesn't make much sense. Am I missing something?

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I'm using Lightroom Classic 9.2.1. I just performed a reset on an image taken this morning that was imported using a preset that applied the Adobe Color profile and applied a few other adjustments. The reset process changed the profile back to Camera Standard, and canceled all of the other adjustments that have been applied by my preset. I don't know if it's because of the way I have things set in my preferences, but the raw file was pretty much untouched after the reset.

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How did you reset it?

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I clicked on the reset button, lower right-hand corner of the develop module.

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If that isn't working for you like it did for me, then perhaps you should take time to read a link that is provided in one of  the "featured" posts in the forum:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lu_en/lightroom-classic/help/raw-defaults.html 

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I just tried it but it only reset the image to the import with the preset settings.

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Yes, that's because you have set that as a default preset for the camera. The reset button resets to default, and I haven't chosen a default setting. Therefore, it will clear the prreset that I chose in the import dialog and leave the raw file without any adjustments. I have chosen NOT to have a default preset. A

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