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.
Are you listening to your customers? It's not because you have the monopoly on that type of software that you can ignore us.
And honestly, it takes a couple of hours for a senior developer to do this...
- Open Lightroom preferences (see illustration 1) Under Lightroom menu (Mac) or Edit menu (PC)
- Select the Presets tab along the top row. (see illustration 2)
- From there, click the "Show Lightroom Presets Folder" button at right. That opens the Presets folder within your drive's Library.
- Open only the DEVELOP Presets folder to reveal the default Lightroom Presets folder. Leave the User Presets folder alone. (see illustration 3)
- Now QUIT LIGHTROOM.
- Once your LR app has quit, you can safely delete the Lightroom Develop presets folder, or specific presets within it. Be sure to leave the User Presets folder there.
- REMEMBER, only re-installing Lightroom can bring back default presets, so its wise to back them up first.
- Once you have deleted any presets, close that window and you can re-launch Lightroom. The deleted Develop presets should be gone.
- NOTE: You can also use this method to quickly organize and group favorite presets into folders as I have as seen in the illustration. Be careful when naming folders and presets, use only alphanumeric characters.
- A blank word space before the preset name or folder name will put it at the top of the list.
- NOTE: I have only done this on a MAC, so PC users could get different results. Let us know!
- Use caution whenever changing names or folders 'behind Lightroom's back'. Always save a backup of anything you alter this way, just in case. And ALWAYS operate with Lightroom not running.
On Windows, the files are in two locations: one for Lightroom (the presets) and one for ACR (the profiles). Both locations contain both the presets and the profiles, but it seems that Lightroom pulls the profiles from the ACR location too. I zapped everything that I found superfluous from both locations while Lightroom wsa not running, then started Lightroom, and they’re gone. YAY!
So, WARNING: Restarting Lightroom does indeed not restore these files, so make sure to make a BACKUP of the files before you delete anything. I’m not responsible if you wreak havoc on your installation.
That said, the two locations on my Windows 7 64bit system are:
c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\Settings\
c:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings\Adobe\If anyone wants to add the locations for a Mac that would be swell.
I do not need the
default develop presets that installed with Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.
Unfortunately, they cannot be deleted. I tried deleting the ones buried
with the Lightroom.app file (Mac High Sierra). They still show up and
they still work.
But they can be
hidden from view. And for me, out of sight is out of mind. Here's
an image in Adobe Camera Raw. If for some reason, you can't open an image directly
into ACR, follow steps a.& b, otherwise, skip to step 2
a. Open an image in Photoshop as a Smart Object
b. Double click the Smart Object icon in the Layers Panel
This opens the image in ACR
the presets panel
- Right click on the preset
set you wish to hide
- Click on "Hide This
- Repeat for any preset sets
you wish to hide.
- Click OK to close ACR
- Close the image.
- Return to Lightroom
- Close and restart
Lightroom. The offending presets will be gone.
this helps to alleviate some of the pain of upgrading to Lightroom Classic
They are a pain, I don't want them, I don't use them they just slow down my workflow. I have been using Lightroom since the second pre-sale beta trial way back and have developed all the presets I need. Come on Adobe give your customers what they want. We are the guys who pay for it after all. While you're at it let us sort the order of the preset folders too. Great piece of software otherwise, many, many thanks for that.
1. In LR Library, select a photo and do the menu command Photo > Edit In > Open As Smart Object In Photoshop.
2. In Photoshop, if you don't see the Layers panel, do Window > Layers.
3. In the Layers panel, double-cick on the thumbnail to open the photo in Camera Raw:
4. In Camera Raw, click on the Presets tab (A):
5. Then right-click each preset folder (now called a "preset set") and do Hide Preset Set (B).
6. Delete the "Classic" presets provided by LR:
Mac: a) In Finder, do the menu command Go > Go To Folder and paste in the following path:
Lightroom Classic CC/Adobe Lightroom Classic
Click Go. Delete the subfolder "Presets".
b) In FInder, do Go > Go To Folder and paste in the following path:
Lightroom Classic CC/Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.app/Contents/Resources/Settings
Click Go. Delete the subfolder "Classic".
Windows: In File Explorer, delete these two folders:
Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\Settings\Classic
Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\Settings\Adobe\Presets
(You may wish to move these folders to your Documents folder, if you think you might ever wish to see the built-in presets again.)
7. Restart LR.
8. After installing a new version of LR, repeat these steps.
don't want default presets.
why new version can't manage in folder like older version.
I believe a 'work-around' can do close to your suggestion-
While the Adobe Default Groups are visible in the Preset Panel- Add only the ones you want to use to the "Favorites" Group- Then Manage the Presets and 'Hide' the Adobe defaults. I found that you can keep selected default presets in the 'Favorites' Group and hide the rest.