Problem Importing Develop Presets

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Can someone assist?

 

I am re-organizing my extensive collection of LR Classic develop presets.  I have deleted many preset groups after copying the folders elsewhere.

 

I have re-arranged the new preset groups by pulling specific presets from the different preset groups copied from LR into the new folders.  The new preset group have new names.

 

Problem

I have tried to import (both by folder and zipped files) or copied these new groups into the Camera RAW settings folder.  I have also tried to copy the new folders into the LR Deveop preset folders.  Nothing is importing properly.  Sometimes a folder previously deleted appears in the preset list but only with some of the previously deleted presets in the folder.  I delete that folder again.

 

I also restart LR after each import.

 

It appears than even though one deletes a preset folder, the program continues to record the preset names somewhere in the program.

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Correct answer by WobertC | Adobe Community Professional

Read the chapter- " Organising the Lightroom Presets Folder in v7.3 or Later" at this link.

ORGANIZING DEVELOP PRESETS - Lenscraft

Quote from the linked article- "you shouldn’t use the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer to organise your Presets. Lightroom won’t reflect any changes you make using these tools."

A good video tutorial that explains-

PROFILES & PRESETS EXPLAINED- Jared Platt

And, you might find this Plugin very useful to re-arrange the Develop Presets-

Fix Presets Lightroom Plugin

 

I am understanding that the only reliable way to 'Import' Develop Presets is to- have a photo image to edit in the Develop module, then click on the [+] on the Preset panel header, [Import Presets]. (Do not use commands from the top menu!)

 

 

 

 

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Problem Importing Develop Presets

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Can someone assist?

 

I am re-organizing my extensive collection of LR Classic develop presets.  I have deleted many preset groups after copying the folders elsewhere.

 

I have re-arranged the new preset groups by pulling specific presets from the different preset groups copied from LR into the new folders.  The new preset group have new names.

 

Problem

I have tried to import (both by folder and zipped files) or copied these new groups into the Camera RAW settings folder.  I have also tried to copy the new folders into the LR Deveop preset folders.  Nothing is importing properly.  Sometimes a folder previously deleted appears in the preset list but only with some of the previously deleted presets in the folder.  I delete that folder again.

 

I also restart LR after each import.

 

It appears than even though one deletes a preset folder, the program continues to record the preset names somewhere in the program.

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Correct answer by WobertC | Adobe Community Professional

Read the chapter- " Organising the Lightroom Presets Folder in v7.3 or Later" at this link.

ORGANIZING DEVELOP PRESETS - Lenscraft

Quote from the linked article- "you shouldn’t use the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer to organise your Presets. Lightroom won’t reflect any changes you make using these tools."

A good video tutorial that explains-

PROFILES & PRESETS EXPLAINED- Jared Platt

And, you might find this Plugin very useful to re-arrange the Develop Presets-

Fix Presets Lightroom Plugin

 

I am understanding that the only reliable way to 'Import' Develop Presets is to- have a photo image to edit in the Develop module, then click on the [+] on the Preset panel header, [Import Presets]. (Do not use commands from the top menu!)

 

 

 

 

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Read the chapter- " Organising the Lightroom Presets Folder in v7.3 or Later" at this link.

ORGANIZING DEVELOP PRESETS - Lenscraft

Quote from the linked article- "you shouldn’t use the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer to organise your Presets. Lightroom won’t reflect any changes you make using these tools."

A good video tutorial that explains-

PROFILES & PRESETS EXPLAINED- Jared Platt

And, you might find this Plugin very useful to re-arrange the Develop Presets-

Fix Presets Lightroom Plugin

 

I am understanding that the only reliable way to 'Import' Develop Presets is to- have a photo image to edit in the Develop module, then click on the [+] on the Preset panel header, [Import Presets]. (Do not use commands from the top menu!)

 

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Thank you Wobert for the links which I will review.  I have already tried your suggestion for importing but no luck.  Cheers.

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"but no luck."

Does this mean you are still not successful, or has my 'correct answer' worked for you?

My accumulation of Presets are all stored in my {Documents} folders (both purchased and own created) , where they will be always backed up with other documents. And I save new ones there, and Import them from there when or if needed.

This is my 'saved' files-{D:\Data\Documents\Photographic Lightroom\Presets for Lightroom\Local Adjustment Presets}

And to Import any Presets from {Documents} my procedure is-

1) Click the [+] Choose [Import Presets...]

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2) Locate and select the Preset files (in my 'saved' locations)

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3) Click the [Import] button

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Boom! Done!

The 'Import Presets' Process may NOT place the Presets in Groups that 'mirror' the Folders on the Hard-drive, and the Presets may NOT bear the same Name in the Presets panel as the Filenames on the Hard-drive!

Search for installed Presets in all Groups (often in 'User') and expand Groups with the 'spinner triangle' on each Group.

.XMP Presets may also be 'Profile' presets- they will install in the Profile Browser panels.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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