Export settings keep changing

New Here ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Since the latest "upgrade" of Lightroom Classic all my settings in the export dialog are changed, and do not remain static. If I work on a TIFF file that was imported from Photomatix as I have in the past, all the settings in the export change, and I have to reset them. Also, they do not stay set, and I have to reset them for every export. How can I have my settings stay as I set them, and not be changed for every export?

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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

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I have the same exact problem...frustrating, especially since I'm so used to my settings remaining static I might get 10-20 images done before I discover what's going on.  Arrrrrrrrg!  What's up with this...it's a bug for sure!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

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Export PRESETS you have defined will remain "static".

Are you using the Export Presets?

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

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Don't quite get what you mean by "presets"...I use the export command (Ctrl-Shift-E...which I have programmed into a macro in my mouse) and the normal export panel comes up.  If I've already set the Export Location, File Naming and File settings (about all I need here) *historically* (and I've been using LR since it came out) they should remain consistent until I change them for another group of photos I'm saving.  But lately (maybe corresponding to the last update?) some, or ALL, of these settings will change...Export location, File naming *and* File settings.  This is flat weird and not anything I've told the program to do.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

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'Export Presets'-  You can 'ADD' as many as you want to the User Preset list and select at any time in the future.

The Presets are also available from a Photo > Right-Click > Export > select Preset. 

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Explorer ,
Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

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Hey that's great and I may use that facility in the future, but it doesn't give me a solution!  Did you read my last post carefully?

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Nov 08, 2020 Nov 08, 2020

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Yes, I did read your last post, but it does not change my opinion of Export Presets.

You can set the Export Location, File Naming and File settings, etc, all in a Preset- and they will NEVER change.

You can program your mouse to open the Export dialog then select a Preset, or even program it to [Right-Click] > [Export] and choose a Preset.

And once you have defined Presets for all your Export possibilities, you rarely have to edit panels in the large Export dialog again- Every setting is stored in the Presets. Give the Presets names that are very descriptive for the Export you are choosing. Update them if some setting needs to be changed!

 

eg. I have 'competition' Export presets that- Rename from a template, Resize as wanted, saves to specified  folder in file-type specified, (adds to catalog if wanted). They have not changed for several years!

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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I also have the same issue.  After exporting to Photomatix, many of my settings in the Export dialog box get changed and it's a real pain to keep changing them back.

I read the post about creating presets to work around this new 'feature' and I may end up trying that.  But has anyone figured out how to fix this so the export settings don't get changed every time we export to Photomatix?

Lightroom Classic 10.0 release

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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TBMK Photomatix installs a Plugin that does not require you to define, or save (Add) , a preset in the Export dialog.

So, what do you see that gets changed?

Post some screen-clips.

See a video here-

https://www.hdrsoft.com/download/lrplugin.html

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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The export setting simply remembers the last settings you used in export so if you exported to photomatix, it remembers those settings. The only solution to this is to use export presets which are simple and quick.

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Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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"Since the latest "upgrade" of Lightroom Classic all my settings in the export dialog are changed, and do not remain static."

If you're talking about the LrC 10.0 Export module settings they are "sticky" on my Windows 10 system andd remain that way until I manually change them. I suggest resetting your LrC Preferences file as outlined at the below link.

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

 

 

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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Thanks for all the replies!

Wobert - I watched the video and it is a good explanation for the export to Photomatix process, but I didn't see anything to help with my situation.

I grabbed some screen shots for some additional information.

Here is my export screen before entering Photomatix:

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After processing images in Photomatix and when I try to export my next image, the export dialog is defaulted to Photomatix.  After I switch to Hard drive, this is what my export dialog looks like:

garyh64150793_1-1605403054081.png

This didn't happen until several months ago...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2020 Nov 14, 2020

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I would like you to-

1) select one photo and click on the Preset [Photomatix Pro]-

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2) Click [Export] 

3) Edit & [Save] in Photomatix

4) Select another photo in LrC grid

5) Click on the [Photomatix Pro] Preset again.

Now has the Export screen of options changed?

 

And what do you mean by "Switch to Hard-drive"? 

Why and for what purpose are you changing something?

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Nov 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020

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Wobert - I tried what you suggested above and there was no change in the Export screen settings.  It looks like the best solution for me is to start using the user Export presets.

Thanks for all your help!

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