Develop Presets Greyed Out

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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I am unable to import Develop presets which I have copied from an iMac into Lightroom Classic on a new MacBook Pro.

 

MacBook Pro, Big Sur, M1, vers. 11.4

iMac Big Sur, Vers. 11.4

Lightroom Classic Version 10.3 on both computers

 

I copied the presets to a thumb drive as well as placed them on the desktop of the MacBook (cloud desktop).  I have tried importing from both locations, and unlocked the folders using CMD-I.

In all instances, the presets are greyed out and cannot be selected under the File;Import Develop Profiles and Presets.  I believe they are all .lrtemplate files.

They are not greyed out when I view them in Finder.

Can someone point out to me what I’m doing wrong?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Have you tried 'Adding Presets' by clicking on the [+] on the Preset panel header?

TBMK the Menu option under 'File > Import Develop Presets & Profiles' will not import .lrtemplate presets (only .XMP filetype possible from the Menu)

 

My experience is that .lrtemplate files do not show at all from the 'Menu/File' method. Not even greyed out, Windows File Explorer simply shows- "No items match your search".  But they do show and import from the [+] method.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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Dear WobertC,
I just tried this; While the presets are no longer greyed out, they still
will not import. I select them, do import, then I see a minus sign just
left of the plus sign but there is nothing underneath to see.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 14, 2021 Jul 14, 2021

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The Minus sign indicates that the Preset that is highlighted can be 'Deleted'.

 

What do you see in the 'Manage Presets' menu option?

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Are all the Preset Groups showing a check mark?

 

Have you searched all Preset Groups for your imported presets? They might appear in the "User" Group.

 

Do you have a raw (NEF, CR2, ARW, etc) or a JPG,TIF file selected to edit? 

And what are your Preferences set to?-

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Have you tried simply using Mac Finder to copy the .lrtemplate files into the 'Legacy' Develop Presets Folder? from which Lr-Classic will read them, convert them to .XMP, and then install them in the {Camera Raw}folders. (If the files have a ~~ Prefix , rename them to delete the tildes from the filenames). Find the 'Legacy' folder from the Presets tab in Preferences-

 2021-07-15 09_43_57-Preferences.jpg

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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You cannot import old .lrtemplate develop presets via the import menu. You must place them in the old location and let Lightroom convert them, as shown by Wobert.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Dear JohanElzenga and WobertC,
Thank you both so much for the advice! To be honest, this was as simple a
fix as your suggestion of having a photo uploaded to develop. Once I did
that, the presets showed up, good grief! I learned some things from you
both!
Thank you so much again!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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"You cannot import old .lrtemplate develop presets via the import menu. You must place them in the old location and let Lightroom convert them"

 

While File > Import Develop Profiles and Presets can't import .lrtemplate presets, doing Presets > + > Import Presets in the Develop module does import them.  Also, .lrtemplate presets contained in .zip files won't be converted.  All part of the very sloppy implementation of the "new" presets.

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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Thank you, Johnrellis, for your answer. It really isn't a straight forward
process at all. As you can see from my earlier reply, I did get them
imported, but they didn't show up until I had loaded up a photo to
develop. Good grief!

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"I did get them imported, but they didn't show up until I had loaded up a photo to develop."

 

Hmm, I thought that bug was fixed many versions ago, but evidently not completely. 

 

"Good grief!"

 

Indeed, Adobe did a poor job with the new presets.

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