Camera Raw: Better preset management/organization/folders

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Can the acr presets in camera raw be made to cascade like they do in the Lightroom develop module so I can group acr presets together in folders instead of having one massive long list?
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Mark Flower

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Michal Mocný

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camera RAW groups / folder presets.

What if in Camera RAW presets you could make own groups? For someone who uses camera raw so often and have there a lot of presets it is almost impossible to navigate fast :)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Presets in Camera Raw are one, too long, list.

A number of photographers give away presets for ACR, or sell them, or provide them to support a book. It would be super nice of the preset list in ACR supported folders as an organizational tool. The UI could be similar to the folder structure in Bridge, or a collapsible tree. I currently rename them so they sort in a logical order (Usually by author name).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camera Raw: Ability organize presets.

It would be lovely if I could organize my ACR presets like it is possible in LR with groups & undergroups...it is a mess working with Camera Raw when you cannot organize the presets somehow...the workflow is gone when it takes more time to find the right preset under 1000...
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Ann Shelbourne

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Presets list alphabetically in the Presets List and you can take advantage of this by renaming your Presets.
Starting a name with an underscore puts it at the to of the list of Presets.
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Mark Flower

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already do that, that is not a solution
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Ann Shelbourne

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It works for me!
But then I am not a heavy user of Presets anyway.
:)
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Mark Flower

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yeah when i posted this 5 years ago i used them a bit more, these days i hardly use them except for when i have an event shot with very different light conditions that i can select previous ones to get me close. adobe doesn't appear to give a you know what about bridge and acr so wasted my keystrokes suggesting idea for it. :)
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Tomáš Gregor

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Why is this still not implemented? LR has it and I bet it had it for years...
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Marion Appel

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Organizing tool for presets in ACR.

I ́m posting that again, cause obviously no one cares about that topic for many years...it would be lovely if I could organize my ACR presets like it is possible in LR with groups & undergroups...it is a mess working with Camera Raw when you cannot organize the presets somehow...the workflow is gone when it takes more time to find the right preset under 1000...
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Ann Shelbourne

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I use very few Presets and find that I can trash many of my earlier ones so although better organisation into sub-folders might be desirable, it is not that important to me. Presets are listed alphabetically and starting the name of a Preset with an Underscore will push it to the top of your list.
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Hi Ann, yeah thanks for the input...but I have a little more presets to organize, so to rename these would take me weeks and than there is still no overview, no quick workflow possible. I prefer subfolders for organizing and it can ́t be that difficult for Adobe to implement them!!! Thanks anyway ;)
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I also vote for subfolders.