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I installed the latest 2021 release of Photoshop and have been checking out all the tutorials for new features. Several of them mention automatic preset syncing that's triggered by a checkbox in the Preferences/General tab. However that check box is not available/visible in my Photoshop. Definitely perplexed by this.
See screenshot for my Preference pane.
I remember the was a Sync Setting preferences at one time but the was removed in later Photoshop versions. The I a menu Item Edit>Preset>Migrate Presets and Edit>Presets>Export?Import Presets...
I do not see a Sync Preset in General Preferences
Preset Syncing is now available in Ps 22.2 released last night. You will find the option for Preset Syncing on the Preferences > General page.
Preset Syncing is now available in Photoshop 22.2 released today. You can enable this feature by opening the Preferences > General page and clicking the Preset Syncing checkbox.
I am on 22.2.0, updated today, and still have no Preset Syncing checkbox.
Running on Big Sur.
Same here, 22.2.0 Big Sur and don't see the sync check box in Preferences
I am seeing it on Windows but not Mac
Have signed out of the Creative Cloud app and then back in, still no Preset Syncing checkbox available.
Running on Big Sur.
Is available on second mac not using Big Sur.
The likely cause of a missing Preset Syncing checkbox is that an Adobe process named CCLibrary is not running. Please open Activity Manager (OSX) or Task Manager (Windows) and look for a process named CCLibrary. If it is not running, please try the following:
If you do have a running CCLibrary process, yet you do not see the Preset Syncing checkbox, let me know as this would be a failure case that we are not aware of.
Matt, I am having this problem as well. I updated to 22.4 and still no check box, I checked and did not see cclibraries running so I restarted my machine, cclibraries is now running but still no check box. I am on a windows pc. Is there anything else I can try?
Hi @jduchow , let's see if we can get this figured out.
First of all, Preset Syncing is available on Windows 10 machines, but not yet on Windows ARM machines. Are you on an ARM machine? We plan to enable it on ARM in a release later this summer.
You mention that you do in fact see the CCLibrary process running when you open Task Manager. If so, please open the Creative Cloud app and go to Help > About Creative Cloud. Scroll to the bottom - which version of CC Library does it say you are running?
Assuming that the CCLibrary process is up-to-date (3.12.11-1) and the process is running, I would expect that a relaunch of Photoshop should allow the Preset Sync checkbox to show up in Preferences > General.
More information on Preset Syncing can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/sync-presets.html
The preset types that can be synced across machines are Brushes, Swatches, Shapes, Gradients, Patterns, and Styles.
I had this issue but now after quitting the creative cloud desktop app and restarting, the option is now available
Ian-barber, when you "quit" the creative cloud app did you simply restart the app, or the computer also? I quit the app and restarted it (i.e. sign out and sign in) but it made no difference.
I Signed out of Creative Cloud, Then Quit Creative Clod App and restarted the MAC.
I helped someone else with the same issue but on theirs, we had to Uninstall Photoshop and Re-install it