Lightroom: Provide opacity slider to presets

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Hi,

Presets are often too strong, so it would be great to have a slider to control preset strength. I find myself needing this more and more, as add-on programs to Lightroom (On-1, Nik, etc.) make a growing amount of presets available.

There are 3rd-party plugins that allow presets to be faded, but it would be so much more efficient and seamless to have this feature built into Lightroom. Similar to the Amount slider in the Adjustment Brush.

Having a preset opacity slider built into Lightroom would allow one immediately to finetune the look that a preset makes possible, to choose how strongly that look is applied, thus improving and speeding up the develop process of images.

I really hope that Adobe will incorporate this feature soon. It would be a great enhancement of the program.

Thanks for your consideration.

Scarlett
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Really wish Lightroom could have an "overall intensity" slider that would effect ....

In other programs, like Alien Skin or film emulators, there is an option to change the intensity (opacity) of the overall look, like you would do to a layer in Photoshop. I think this would be really helpful in lightroom, especially when it comes to presets, because they can often be too strong and manually finding the balance is often time consuming and frustrating.
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While waiting for Adobe to implement this, you might check out the Fader plugin.  Plugins aren't as convenient as having the feature built-in, of course.
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Yep, the FADER plugin is about the best option at the moment.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled OPACITY CONTROL FOR PRESETS!.

It would be awesome if Lr had an opacity control for presets! Sometimes I just wanna use 50% of a preset. Think about that =)
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Try The Fader as described above. Most features are free. I think there are more features you can unlock for a shareware fee. https://www.capturemonkey.com/thefader/

But I agree that it would be nice to have something like that built in.
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I would LOVE this!!  An opacity slider that controls the entire amount of development presets is ingenious.

I would REALLY love opacity sliders in each development panel, specifically on the tone curve adjustment panel.  I find that I have a ton of curve presets, in varying amounts for different situations, but most times I still need to tweak the coordinates to suit each picture. I often just want to bring all my coordinates down or up by the same amount to increase/decrease the effect (not easy to do precisely without being able to input the coordinates with the keyboard), which is essentially the same as raising/lowering an opacity slider.  I would like it if the slider could go above 100% so a tone curve could be increased and not simply decreased.  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR opacity slider for presets? ) An import filter to only import images and not ....

Would like to have 1) A LR opacity slider for presets so they're not on full blast. And 2) An import filter to only import images and not video files from a card. Thank you :)
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"2) An import filter to only import images and not video files from a card."

LR 7 lets you sort the import window by file type or media type (see the Sort menu at the bottom of the window).  Not quite as convenient as filtering just for images, but with a couple of extra clicks you can select just the images.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Preset opacity slider? May we please have that?.

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The new enhanced profiles in LR 7.3 have an Amount slider that controls the strength of the effect. You can easily convert a preset into a profile, but you'll need to use Camera Raw to do it. Download the enhanced profile SDK for details:
Profile SDK
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Thank you. I have a lot of Presets so converting would be daunting. I appreciate the info, Thank you. Hoping Adobe will either add an opacity slider for Presets or force preset makers to switch to profiles only.