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918 Points

Wed, Mar 9, 2016 9:22 PM

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Lightroom: Respect Hierarchical Folders of Presets

5 years ago, poster Sean Phillips first suggested this idea. Adobe has officially marked it as "implemented" - however, it is not implemented. Preset subfolders are scanned by LR, however, directory structure is not respected beyond the first level.

This makes preset management kludgy and inefficient. Please correct this by simply allowing the LR preset hierarchy to reflect the subfolder structure in the LR develop preset folder tree.

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Official Solution

Adobe Administrator

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8.2K Messages

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117.4K Points

2 years ago

Lightroom Classic CC 7.4 released earlier today and features more robust management of Profiles and Presets.  Here is some information regarding the new management tools: https://theblog.adobe.com/june-lightroom-cc-releases-preset-profile-synchronization/
 

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Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

2 Messages

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84 Points

We need to be able to:

1. Have multiple levels of nesting. 

2. A thumbnail view for presets so we can see the effect of each preset without having to hover over them.

3. Option to have the preset thumbnails bigger or maybe on the 2nd screen.

6 Messages

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218 Points

5 years ago

I've been waiting for this feature since the very first version of Lightroom.

25 Messages

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504 Points

5 years ago

It just makes so much good sense to be able to organize presets into a multi-level hierarchical structure. It will speed up my workflow so much to have this. It's really hard to understand why we haven't had this available.

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1.4K Points

5 years ago

The other thing, is having a Preset Intensity option. I have so many presets that are "Brightness -10" "Brightness 0" "Brightness +10" etc, all could be solved with a simply slider for the intensity of the Preset.

Similar in principle to how some smartphone apps work like Aviary, you apply a filter then drag up and down on image to affect how strong the filter effect is.

164 Messages

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5.2K Points

This is a completely different suggestion though. If you want that you should create a new thread for it...  Having said that there is already a plugin available that does this for you:

http://www.capturemonkey.com/thefader/

9 Messages

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162 Points

5 years ago

Why do you not save your presets with the catalog if you do so you are shure to have in your catalogs only the presets you need for example for landscape only landscape preset for portrait only. ...

164 Messages

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5.2K Points

I do save with with my catalog, however I only use one catalog for all of my images so that's no solution. And it still wouldn't solve the lack of organization...

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226 Points

5 years ago

Come on Adobe... Subfolder Hierarchy in Presets is a must have. I work with a lot of Presets and since Years it is horrible to manage this in LR. Month by Month my Preset Library grows bigger without a Subfolder Hierarchy in Presets i ́ll wasted a lot of time to find the right Preset.

2 Messages

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174 Points

5 years ago

Agreed - lets get this.

21 Messages

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918 Points

5 years ago

If you can, please throw some tweets out there linking back to this thread!


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110 Points

5 years ago

I have only been using LR for a few weeks and when I finally got to understanding develop presets the first thing i wanted to do was organise them into subfolders, I couldn't believe that an application such as LR which is all about image management and organisation is missing such a simple implementation, being a computer programmer I find this unbelievable after so many years without listening to their customers requests.

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110 Points

5 years ago

One alternative that I may adopt is to edit the individual presets (they're just text files) and prepend a name to the the title area, for example title = "[subfolder name] - [preset name]" obviously without the brackets, atleast they will be in order to easily find what your looking for, not as ideal as a nested hierarchy but better than nothing... just a thought...better yet! I might write a little app that does it automatically.

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5.2K Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled 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.

5 Messages

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262 Points

Also, although this screenshot doesn't show it the Kloskowski 'preset/folder' is empty, yet in quick development it is not shown. Since the handling of things in folder hierarchies is a standard object in any programming language the different displays are inexplicable and ridiculously easy to implement.

Champion

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5.1K Messages

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93K Points

5 years ago

The Any Preset plugin provides completely hierarchical organization of your develop presets, as well as a number of other frequently requested features for presets.

2 Messages

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102 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: More levels of subfolders for developement-presets.

I would appreciate it if I could create subfolders into my preset folders. With a growing number of presets I have to decide between a confusing high number of folders with neatly arranged presets or vice versa. Even one additional level of folders to minimize could tidy up this mess.
Thanks 

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256 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Respect Hierarchical Folders of Presets.

All I really want are nested preset folders. Come on Adobe, it can't be that hard.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom: Custom "Collections" of Develop Presets.

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262 Points

4 years ago

Just in case there is nobody at adobe who knows how to do this, the following google search will give you pointers and sample code
https://www.google.ca/search?q=programming+object+to+display+folder+contents+in+a+hierarchy&oq=p...

Or look at your own code that displays the collections, it is the same concept.