There are some significant updates particularly one that could affect the Default Develop settings if you have used the feature for creating camera-specific defaults. My application was auto-updated overnight.
Some users may wish to be aware of the changes before they update. Just a heads up.
OK, I am just back at the forum after starting this thread earlier today. After wading through other posts in the forum made during the day and all the responses created in this thread, I am a bit frustrated. As I posted earlier my applications in the ACC (Adobe Creative Cloud) were updated overnight.
My mouse pointer is not functioned properly since earlier today and its a pain to actually navigate through the desktop.
I spent the best part of three hours, afternoon today, sorting out how to update my default develop settings to function in an acceptable manner so I can feel comfortable to resume importing new images.
I have mentioned previously, Adobe needs to separate pushing out updates for new camera models and new lens profiles and not include significant "new functions" so they can have these properly tested prior to release. What use are the new profiles if the functions do not run properly.
Enough said I will be back in the morning.
OK, I think I got this figured out last night. Seems to work now.
There's a certain text section (ISODependent) that you need to add to an existing preset, using e.g. notepad. The examples posted on the Adobe help page are of limited usefulness by themselves - you probably want other things in those presets too. So instead of further editing those, better to do it the other way.
I'll post an example later today, when I'm sure it works properly. I got this from Victoria Bampton via Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie yesterday.
The point is still the same: we shouldn't have to do this. We shouldn't need to manually edit xmp files. It should be in the application interface. It seems "someone" didn't fully realize how important ISO dependent defaults are to a lot of people.
And as for noise reduction being performed behind the scenes without it being reflected in the NR slider - I don't buy that. I see no evidence of that happening, and either way I want to control this myself. I don't need another "automagic" function.
It does seem to work now. But boy, I've spent almost two days now trying to figure this out. Jumping through hoops indeed.
What you do is make your preset, then right-click and "Show in Explorer". Open it with notepad.
Insert this text block, lifted from example 1 on the help page:
There are some indents here that aren't carrying over to the forum. Copy directly from the example to get them. Insert here, right at the end, directly above </rdf:Description>:
Modify the numbers if required. I restarted Lightroom after this, don't know if that's required.
I added a fourth step to mine, so every iso between 6400 and 12800 gets a proportionate amount of luminance smoothing between 30 & 50. Works really well.
If you wish you can download my xmp file from dropbox and simply import as a preset.
That's good to know. The more customizable this is, for us non-geeks without a degree in computer science, the better.
Now, I had a couple of other ISO dependent settings beside noise reduction, like shadow tint (goes to magenta at high ISO on my Nikons). In time I hope to figure out how to accommodate those too.