Where is the "preset folder" on Mac and how can I arrange and share presets?

Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2018

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Since the new version I cannot find the presets on my Mac.

- Where is the Lightroom CC 2018 preset folder on my mac?

- How can arrange my presets nowadays?

And why o why do you always change stuff and we need to figure it out? Grrrrrr.

Thanks ;-(

Hi Juerg,

Sorry about all the trouble caused,

To locate your Lightroom CC presets, please navigate to the below location:

  • Pictures folder> right click the file Lightroomlibrary.lrlibrary and select "show package contents".
  • Open the folder that starts with an alphabet (in this case it starts with "a".
  • Select cr_settings folder and you should see your Lightroom CC presets.

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Thanks,

Akash

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Adobe Employee ,
May 31, 2018

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Hi juergh12393364,

Sorry that you've having problems finding the presets in Lightroom CC.

Presets are now saved as XMP files, making them compatible and accessible across Camera Raw, Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop, and all of the Lightroom desktop products.

To import presets, click the three dots menu in the presets panel and choose Import Presets. Navigate to a preset, select it, and Lightroom CC will automatically install it.

Regards,

Akash

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Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2018

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Thanks.

I post the questions again since the answer doesn't answer the questions really. Here is my request again from above:

Where is the "preset folder" on Mac and how can I arrange and share presets?

Juerg HostettlerLevel 1

Since the new version I cannot find the presets on my Mac.

- Where is the Lightroom CC 2018 preset folder on my mac?

- How can arrange my presets nowadays?

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All together there are 3 questions

1 Where is the preset folder?

2 How can I arrange the presets (clean up, delete etc) my presets

3 How can I share the presets (like I want to send a friend one I made)

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 05, 2018

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Hello

Thanks, but this was not answering my questions.

Maybe you can help further ...

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 06, 2018

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Sorry about the delay in my response. Presets in Lightroom CC 1.3 and later are stored within the Lightroom Library (.lrlibrary) file. Please refer the below location where you can find the presets added or created in Lightroom CC:

User Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom CC/Develop Presets/Users Presets

~Akash

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2018

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Sorry, but I don't have this folder on my Macbook Pro and with the latest LR Version.

I cannot believe how Adoboe - a million dollar company - changes stuff like this and over a week I cannot get feedback that helps me.

In the old version it was absolutely no problem.

Please help further - i don't have these folders - cannot find them with Apple and F nor with the spyglass

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2018

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Dear Akash

Are you working at Adobe?

Can you please help me? it’s really crazy - either i just don’t understand what is going on or it’s really a glitch in the program changes of the new version.

I cannot find my own presets anywhere on the mac - i wish to save them and send them to somebody. Please help.

I also want to kick some out and create other folders. Please help.

Juerg

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 07, 2018

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Hi Juerg,

Sorry about all the trouble caused,

To locate your Lightroom CC presets, please navigate to the below location:

  • Pictures folder> right click the file Lightroomlibrary.lrlibrary and select "show package contents".
  • Open the folder that starts with an alphabet (in this case it starts with "a".
  • Select cr_settings folder and you should see your Lightroom CC presets.

Screenshot for reference:-

Thanks,

Akash

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 07, 2018

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Thanks. This works.

But I have to say I think it's too complicated and to arrange my folders the old way was much easier and logic.

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Jun 12, 2018

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I totally agree. Except for being able to import from Lightroom, the new folder location sucks

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2018

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The adobe peeps screwed this one up in my view.

The presets as they were before were very intuitive and nobody needed to explain anything - just logical.

I wonder why Adobe changed the Lightroom Preset folders etc. for the worse - just doesn't make sense.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 12, 2018

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juergh12393364  wrote

The adobe peeps screwed this one up in my view.

The presets as they were before were very intuitive and nobody needed to explain anything - just logical.

I wonder why Adobe changed the Lightroom Preset folders etc. for the worse - just doesn't make sense.

You can always go voice your request via this form: Feature Request/Bug Report Form 


 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 12, 2018

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Thanks, I voiced my voice enough now.

- Change the presets and the preset folder handling and everything around it back to how it was!

And then another thing:

- Finally get rid of the whole name game. Lightroom Classic Version, Photoshop Lightroom whatever xy etc.- what a mess, guys. What a mess!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2018

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Dear Akash

I see the folder now and all my settings in one folder.

How can I arrange them in folders i choose - like i could before this notuseful update?

I would like to arrange my Lightroom Presets in folders I chose.

Please help! And even better it would be Adobe would change it back and let us do it the way we did - which was intuitive.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 09, 2018

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Dear Akash or anybody

Just as I figured it out it seems to have shifted again.

I cannot find the presets at all.

Where are they now?

Thanks

Juerg

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 10, 2018

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Hi Juerg,

Sorry about the delay in my response. Could you please copy the location where you're looking for the presets or provide us a screenshot of the same?

Thanks,

Akash

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Jul 10, 2018

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 10, 2018

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here we go - I look exactly in the folder where they were just 3 weeks ago

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 07, 2018

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Because of the ability to sync Presets across the Lightroom CC ecosystem, it was necessary to move the presets to a . common location

On Mac the new location is Mac:

Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw / Settings /

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New Here ,
Nov 11, 2018

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Hi Rick,

you are talking about the ability to sync across the CC ecosystem. Which is not correct, since you can only import presets to LR CC (not classic) and than sync the presets with iOS devices.

But what shall I do, when I edit my presets on LR CC Classic and want them to be synced with CC mobile devices.

I really like the ability to sync presets with mobile devices, but the whole sync process with the desktop software is still a mess.

I appreciate if you could release a 100% satisfying solution!

best regards,

Sebastian

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 12, 2018

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The Lightroom CC Ecosystem consists of Lightroom CC for desktop, Lightroom CC for mobile devices, and Lightroom CC for web.  Lightroom Classic CC is not a full member of the Ecosystem but does offer cross boundary touch points to the ecosystem. (Catalog Migrator, some aspects of Sync, etc)

If you want to sync presets from Lightroom Classic CC to the Ecosystem, you must use Lightroom CC for desktop as an intermediary.

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