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Wed, Dec 21, 2011 10:54 AM

Implemented

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Lightroom: Ability to delete the default develop presets

[You can now hide the built-in presets in LR 7.3 using a free plugin or manually with a multi-step recipe.  --John Ellis]

It is now possible, though tedious, to delete the built-in presets in LR 7.3 and later. See this recipe: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/delete_default_develop_presets?topic-reply-li... --John Ellis]

I really would like to be able to delete the develop presets that ships with LR3. I don't use them as they are in the way of my own presets when using the Library Module.

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Adobe Administrator

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7.9K Messages

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115K Points

2 years ago

The ability to delete the default develop presets has been modified to allow you to hide them instead as of Version 7.4, We are closing this as implemented. We hope it helps keep your workspace tighter!

Adobe Photography Products

Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy 

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13.8K Points

9 years ago

Not in any simple and straight-forward way.

Adobe Administrator

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14.7K Messages

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283.8K Points

9 years ago

We do not recommend/support deleting the default presets. That said, users have found ways to do it - that you can try at your own risk:

http://www.pixiq.com/article/getting-...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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164 Points

but why can we not remove them? what was the reasoning for hard coding them and why isnt there an option in the preferences to either remove or hide them?

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76.3K Points

The pixiq page is no more..

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550 Points

Please let us hide this crap

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1.3K Points

Hi.

Yet another non-sense: "We do not recommend/support deleting the default presets." 

Why? LR back in the days was young and presets were a good way of promoting its merits. Now at least half of the user base is advanced users and yet not being able to delete it within?

"users have found ways to do it" - I am a savvy superuser (weird way to call it, if you ask me). I couldn't find an efficient way to delete those eve after I deleted them from the Develop.lrmodule.

And I don't support into hacking the products I buy. Why not installing a simple button for removing and another for restoring them. That doesn't seem to be a core feature. :D

Consider not only supporting, but even inventing a feature about it. This no more LR 1.0

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60 Points

i want to delete it it slows down the software period !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

16 Messages

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432 Points

8 years ago

It doesn't make sense to force your users to use them, and doesn't give them an easy way to remove them, even if you install a folder where all the user presets go to.

Why don't u just install them in the "userspace" to give your users the ability to easily delete the presets they don't like?

I deleted them in all of my LR versions, but I could't get rid of the folders.
And they are disturbing me immense.

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7.7K Points

8 years ago

In other parts of LR, this is done differently: E.g. for the local corrections or the file naming templates, you can delete the factory-supplied LR presets at any time, and if you want them back, simply restore them. Why not have it the same way for the development presets?

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274 Points

8 years ago

I never use Lightroom's default export presets. In fact, I can't. My computer doesn't have a CD drive, so "Burn Full-Sized JPEGs" isn't even possible. Since I can't use them they're just taking up space at the top of my export list.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Allow default export presets to be removable.

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186 Points

8 years ago

I want the ability to remove/delete or rearrange default presets from LR.

At least in LR3 they could all be consolidated to a single folder - now they are each in their own categorized folder and I have no need for any of them, having developed my own presets that match my shooting/editing style.

While it's "not much space" taken, it is jarring to have to skim over the extra folders, and constantly make sure not to organize my presets without a number at the beginning so they fall above the defaults. I can't even rearrange them to suit my own organizational preference.

Being software developed for photographers - and many of them working into advanced skills, I know there are others who would like the same option.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR4 Default Presets - ability to delete/rearrange/rename.

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322 Points

8 years ago

PLEASE allow us to delete the default Lightroom Develop Presets!
I hate scrolling through presets that I do not use or want to get to my presets that I DO use. It is a waste of my valuable time! Even if I delete the presets in the folder, they still appear. Make them go away PLEASE or at least allow us to turn them OFF so all we see are the presets we WANT to see.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Please let us remove the default Develop Presets.

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164 Points

6 years ago

This is top of my list of things I do not like about lightroom! Why am I not given the ability to remove these? A decent explanation from The lightroom team would be good as opposed to a copy and pasted reply.

Paul.

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432 Points

6 years ago

This topic is 2 years old. Adobe is not interested in our wishes, only in maximizing their efforts (rent the software)...

Forget about it.

4 Messages

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164 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Removing or disabling default presets in Lightroom.


I know about the work arounds for this and i can understand the possible reasoning for hard coding these into the develop module, but.....they are annoying!

Would it be so hard to add a tick box into the preferences menu that could "hide default presets" so those of us who have moved beyond the basics can start to organise our own develop presets without being forced into some unlogical method of doing so.

many thanks,

Paul.

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260 Points

6 years ago

I also want to remove the visibility of the default Lightroom Develop Presets from the Presets Panel. I have never used the default presets ever as I have my own presets. I hate having to stumble past the huge list of Adobe presets to get to my own.

This thread is 2 years old and we're at LR 5.4. Are the Programmers/Customer Support/Product Managers even listening to the users?

12 Messages

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260 Points

6 years ago

Has Adobe disabled "real" feature request for Lightroom?

You get a feature request form if you select Illustrator but you're directed to the community forums for Lightroom feature requests. What gives?

Champion

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For future readers: Adobe has made this feedback forum the official way of submitting "real" feature requests and bug reports.

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356 Points

6 years ago

PLEASE allow us to remove the default presets & preset folders. We're adults, we can handle choosing which presets we want and which ones are useless to us.

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76.3K Points

6 years ago

Sean McCormack wrote a "white paper" describing how to do the job:

http://lightroom-blog.com/2010/09/19/...

Note: in Windows 7 you may need Resource Hacker or the like.

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356 Points

This was written for LR3 and it breaks LR5, at least for me. Error upon opening LR: "Error changing modules" then the program freezes.

I tried putting an empty "templates" folder back in where the default was removed, LR5 opens and works but still shows each of the default preset folders, there's just no presets in the folders. Doesn't really help.

The point of this post is that it's insane that Adobe won't let use simply right click and remove these default presets, or as others have suggested, have a way to toggle them on or off.

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Thanks Josh - I assume you are talking about the Mac.

I wonder if the instructions for removal on Windows are still valid (I haven't tried).

PS - I understand people want Adobe to provide a supported method..

Personally, I don't mind hacks, if you only have to do them once, but since this one has to be redone each update, that takes a lot of the fun out of it, for me..

Cheers,
Rob

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356 Points

Yes I am on Mac, sorry for not mentioning that. No idea if the Windows version still works.

I don't mind doing some minor hacking to remove this kind of stuff either, in LR1 & LR2 they kept the defaults in the same place as user presets - that was a perfect way of doing it, don't know why they ever went away from that.

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1.3K Points

It works in LR CC, but the stupid Presets folders stay in the list :-(