Lightroom 4: Deleting a specific edit of a photo

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In editing my photo in lightroom 4, I did a preset (aged photo), then continued on with my editing of this photo (cropping, exposure, etc). Now I want to get rid of the preset I used, but because it's not the last thing I did, in order to delete this preset I would have to delete everything I've done since to the photo. Thanks for any help.
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It's a little tricky to "back out" an applied preset, since subsequent edits may have been "merged" with preset settings.

With that disclaimer in mind, Gazoo (a plugin I wrote) may help, thusly:

  • Load the preset in Gazoo.

  • Apply preset adjustments "in reverse" (left-ward).


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Another option, coming at it from a different angle..:

Copy current settings to clipboard, *except* for those set by the "aging" preset, then roll everything back to the point before aging preset applied (using develop history list), then paste the saved settings.

~R.