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Sun, Apr 3, 2011 4:21 AM

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Lightroom: Respect Hierarchical Folders of Presets

Currently presets can be stored in folders, but Lightroom doesn't respect the hierarchy beyond the first level. For example, the following hierarchy would appear with all of the folders on the same level with the top level folders appearing to be empty.

Develop Presets
-Folder 1
--Sub Folder 1.1
---Preset 1.1.1
--Sub Folder 1.2
---Preset 1.2.1
-Folder 2
--Sub Folder 2.1
---Preset 2.1.1
--Sub Folder 2.2
---Preset 2.2.1

The above hiearchy appears as follows:

Develop Presets
-Folder 1
-Sub Folder 1.1
--Preset 1.1.1
-Sub Folder 1.2
--Preset 1.2.1
-Folder 2
-Sub Folder 2.1
--Preset 2.1.1
-Sub Folder 2.2
--Preset 2.2.1

There are many reasons to want to use deeper hierarchies. I keep all the Presets from Matt Klowskowski in one folder, but further subdivided by folders that contain all the presets in the same category (eg. Wedding, B&W, etc). Lightroom ignores the top level folder and shows the subfolders as top level folders.

See the attached image to see the difference between Lightroom and the folders on disc.



Annoying.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

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12 Messages

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452 Points

6 years ago

Photoshop Lightroom CC/6 - No progress in nesting level of the develop presets. It's a shame :-(

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120 Points

6 years ago

+1

Nested Presets is VERY important. I am baffled that a better Presets Management has not been addressed in the past version sof LR. I would have expected to see improvement int hat area in LR6.

6 Messages

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226 Points

6 years ago

+1

Adobe.... why you can't implement this function? It is important!

6 Messages

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226 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC can't create subfolders in Develop Presets.

Hello,

i can't create subfolders in the Develop Presets in Lightroom CC.
Also when i create subfolders under library/application support/.../Develop Presets/user presets/folder1/folder1a

In Lightroom the folders are
user presets
folder1
folder1a

and not
user presets
folder1
folder1a

Any idea to solve this problem?

Thank a lot!
Marc

164 Messages

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5.2K Points

That's the whole point of this entire thread. This is broken code in Lightroom and the developers have ignored it since day 1. They don't seem to care about fixing it.

Note that they do support folders in the Quick Develop panel in Library, but not in Develop where it's actually needed.

164 Messages

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5.2K Points

6 years ago

That's the whole point of this entire thread. This is broken code in Lightroom and the developers have ignored it since day 1. They don't seem to care about fixing it.

25 Messages

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504 Points

6 years ago

I'm trying to promote a Twitter campaign to get Multiple level nested folders in the Develop Module of Lightroom. We can start by tweeting:

Help us ask @adobe to implement multiple level (hierarchical) nested folders in the Develop Module of #adobe #Lightroom #Lightroomcc

3 Messages

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130 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled It would be helpful of Lightroom supported nesting of preset folders..

This would help minimize the number of preset folders visible and enable the user to 'drill down' as needed. I find that I have so many presets the preset section gets too big.

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92 Points

6 years ago

Definitely +1 to this - it's pretty much top of my list of "must have" features in Lightroom, along with the (hardware-dependent) performance improvements that so many people have commented about and are only now with v6 starting to appear in the codebase.

25 Messages

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504 Points

Please ask other Lightroom users that you know to join in here. The more requests for hierarchical folders Adobe gets from photographers, the more likely we are to see it happen.

49 Messages

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782 Points

6 years ago

I would also like to see this implemented. JDI please :)

25 Messages

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504 Points

What's important is that we keep promoting it and spreading the word to ask people to comment here to ask that Adobe make our workflow easier for us. It seems like an excellent JDI.

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1.6K Points

6 years ago

For those trying to cope with a very large number of presets, my Any Source plugin provides alternate means. The Preview Presets command lets you quickly filter and search for presets by typing just a few keystrokes. And unlike using the preset panel, the command completely undoes the effects of any preset you preview but decide not to apply. (Many people don't realize that as they preview presets by clicking in the preset panel, there could be changes made to their photo that aren't undone when they click on another preset.)

I too would like LR to provide hierarchical preset folders. Adobe added filtering to the Collections panel, it would be great if they added it to the presets panel as well.

25 Messages

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504 Points

Thanks John. Your plugin looks very useful.

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262 Points

6 years ago

Add my vote for Develop module hierarchical presets.

25 Messages

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504 Points

Please, spread the word...

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80 Points

5 years ago

Such an obvious feature it's unbelievable (well sadly it isn't) that adobe haven't implemented it yet.

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5.4K Messages

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95.8K Points

5 years ago

I just released the Any Preset plugin, superseding the Any Source plugin. It lets you work very quickly and efficiently with large numbers of presets by letting you nest folders, put presets at any level, and search presets by name.

12 Messages

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452 Points

Hey John

Seems to be the solotion for our problems. But you should make your plugins working on Lightroom where 'storing presets with catalog' is enabled.

Best regards Lars

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95.8K Points

Thanks much for pointing that out that oversight -- I'll fix it in the next release of the plugin.

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5.4K Messages

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95.8K Points

I released version 1.4, which supports presets stored with the catalog. It also works around the LR bug with previewing presets in Develop mode.

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250 Points

5 years ago

John R Ellis you are a god send -- Just downloaded and played with AnyPreset and so far it appears to do everything I wanted it to do plus some stuff. The fact the preview effect shows up on the main image, not just thumbnail is a bonus. Also looked at AnyFilter overview. Think that maybe my next download.. Thanks man. Adobe should employ you...

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92 Points

5 years ago

I will wholeheartedly second what John H said - the plugin is great and your support is fabulous too. I'm looking forward to finding the time to use it more over the coming weeks and months and will be looking at the other plugins as enhancements to my existing LR workflow also.