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Mon, Jan 26, 2015 11:11 AM

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Lightroom: Ability to browse the presets and see its effects with the up and down keys

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Champion

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6 years ago

I agree. As a workaround, though, you could use the Any Source plugin to quickly search develop presets and to preview them using the up- and down-cursor keys.

Champion

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This functionality has been moved into the Any Preset plugin.

Champion

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5 years ago

Note that many people successively click on presets until they find one they like. This can have a nasty side effect, since LR doesn't automatically undo the previous preset before applying the current one. For example, if you click on a preset that sets exposure = +2, and then you click on another preset that doesn't change exposure, you'll be left with exposure = +2 (unless you hit undo after clicking on each preset).

This problem doesn't occur if you hover the mouse over the preset instead of clicking on it. But you only get to see the effect of the preset in the small navigator preview in the upper-left corner.

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576 Points

I'm not sure this is entirely accurate. I'm using some VSCO presets and this doesn't seem to be the case. Regardless if I start off with the original file or jump from a modification by a previous preset, the changes in the develop panel are the same. Can you share your specific experience? Thanks!

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Additionally, the current lightroom doesn't appear to have the hover feature you describe.

Champion

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You can easily prove this to yourself. Create a preset "Exposure" with just one setting, Exposure = +2. Create a second preset "Contrast" with just one setting, Contrast = +50. If you click Exposure and then Contrast, the photo will end up with Exposure = +2 and Contrast = +50, not with Exposure = 0 and Contrast = +50.

Many presets set some or all of the develop settings to their default values, so as you move from one to the next, you may not see the setting change (if it was originally set to the default value). You really can't tell which settings a preset will override without looking inside the preset's file to see which settings it contains (right-click it and do Show In Finder / Explorer, or use the Any Preset plugin).

Champion

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See this video for a demo of how hovering over a preset previews it in the navigator window: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2...

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What good does seeing a preview in the nav window do anyone? You can't get a sense of the preset at all, totally useless. Hope Adobe is listening. You should be able to: A) Arrow through presets without them stacking B) get a live preview of the selected preset in the main develop window (and all windows for that matter) C) Be able to flag presets in the history window in order to whittle down the ones that work best for a specific image D) Shift select presets in order to reorganize them more efficiently.

Champion

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Agreed with all of that. My Any Preset plugin provides solutions for A, B, C, but necessarily not as smoothly as if the functionality were built-in.

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please add ability to arrow through presets in Lightroom and ACR.

Would be absolutely FANTASTIC to be able to arrow through presets in lightroom and acr instead of having to use my mouse and click on every single one. Can't believe this hasn't been implemented yet. Would save me days...

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5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cycle through Lightroom develop presets.

I would like to request a feature to be able to cycle through custom presets within the develop module in Photoshop Lightroom. Seeing the preset applied to the full image gives a much better indication of a preset being the one I want, especially when they are sometimes subtly different. Clicking on each one is a pain and having to look away from the image to click on the next preset means you miss the finer changes within the image. Being able to click on one and then use the arrow keys or another key to cycle up and down through the list would solve this and be a great improvement to your product. This behaviour could also be used in other panels to create continuity within your product, for example being able to cycle up or down through an images history, meaning you can keep your eyes on the image and make better decisions on precise changes.

This could even be a behaviour activated within the preferences and not default to keep things simple for new users

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86 Points

4 years ago

They update Lightroom AGAIN. I don't understand how this is not a feature yet. Plus the navigator window is too small to see the subtle color changes needed to view the effect of certain presets with the whole Mouse Hover. Then imagine having 60+ presets, even hundreds for certain people. Try mouse hovering over each preset and not missing any or missing the subtle differences.

Please change the "Mouse Over Click" to Up/Down Arrow Click to view the applied preset.

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2 years ago

I'd like to propose an enhancement request to Lightroom Classic specifically but ideally for all of the Lightroom products.

I have a couple of hundred presets in LR.  Ideally, I'd like to have the ability to scroll through the presets and have the image displayed as if the preset were applied.  It could work similar to how the you can scroll through the blending modes in Photoshop.

I know that you can hover the mouse over a preset and it will show you the image with the preset applied.  This is a poor workaround, particularly if you have more presets than can be displayed in a single panel.

Thank you for your consideration

jackie k.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Ability to scroll through presets in Lightroom Develop Module

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Hi Jack,

Thanks for the suggestion. I would like to understand your use case. For a single image you scroll through or preview each preset one by one over 100s of preset list. When you say scroll, are you referring to using mouse scroll wheel? 

Thanks,
Ganesh



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I would like to expand on this idea by being a little more specific.  I would like to be able to scroll through the presets using the cursor keys (up and down).  

Using the mouse to do it works, but requires a little more dexterity and attention so that you don't inadvertently skip one because you've rolled the mouse too far.  As a result, you have to keep shifting your eyes between the preset list and the photo.  If the cursor (arrow) keys are used, you can keep your eyes on the image and be confident you haven't skipped over one while scrolling.

Thanks.

Bev

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2 years ago

I agree that we need this ability. Now I have to hover the mouse cursor over them and move my eyes back and forth between the preset list and the main window. When scrolling through a big number of presets this is pretty cumbersome and tiring. With a keyboard shortcut I could concentrate only at the main window while scrolling, and this would be much more comfortable.

Champion

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2 years ago

When you select a profile, it's applied, and selecting a different profile might not overwrite all of the changes from the previous preset because they can include different sliders. So how would you envisage this working?

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We need a possibility (keyboard shortcut) to hover the presets without selecting them.

Champion

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The Any Preset plugin (RIP) had a preview mode -- up- and down-arrow selected the next preset to preview, enter applied the currently selected preset, and escape exited preview mode without applying any preset.  Many users found this very convenient and useful, but it doesn't really fit into the LR user-interface style very well.

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In classic you can now hover the mouse over the presets and they will preview. A step in the right direction but up and down keys would be the optimal solution so you can keep your eyes on the image. Same with profiles, you should be able to hover to see a preview then click (or hit return) to select. Maybe you can now, I don’t use profiles because I don’t know why they exist in tandem with presets. One of the areas where lightroom makes things more complicated than they need to be.

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12 days ago

I think at this stage of the software a way to navigate through presets with keyboard buttons (Predefined if necessary) is necessary as it is tiring to scroll and try to be accurate at the same time so you don't miss a preset.

I.E. you navigate through presets with Arrow up and Arrow Down will only preview but if you want to apply the presets you just push enter.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Navigate Through Presets with keyboard Buttons