Getting rid of the default Lightroom develop presets

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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 how:

  1. Open 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

  1. Open the presets panel
  2. Right click on the preset set you wish to hide
  3. Click on "Hide This Preset Set"
  4. Repeat for any preset sets you wish to hide.
  5. Click OK to close ACR
  6. Close the image.
  7. Return to Lightroom
  8. Close and restart Lightroom.  The offending presets will be gone.

 Hope this helps to alleviate some of the pain of upgrading to Lightroom Classic 7.3.




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Don Risi

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Don Hodapp

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I love this!  I've been trying to get rid of them too.  Unfortunately, they're not gone!  Do you have any other suggestions?
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Don Hodapp

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This is my LR presets panel after removing them in ACR.  They're no longer in ACR but still in LR.  Bummer.
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Romualdas Budriūnas

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On Windows, these presets are in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\Settings\Classic\ folder and can be removed from there (but expect them to return on next update).
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I have (finally) removed all of the preinstaled presets and 14 preset folders.

Classic presets location is:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\Settings\Classic

New preinstaled presets are located here:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\Settings\Adobe\Presets

I created a backup of all files and just removed folders with presets. Lightroom is now clean and only with that, what i need.
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Another way to suppress the presets is to add the extension .disabled to all the xmp files in the folders, e.g. "Blue filter.xmp" becomes "Blue Filter.xmp.disabled"

You can always delete the .disabled extension later and the presets will appear again in Lightroom.

Of course it is to be expected that this change is overwritten at the next Lightroom update.
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Don Hodapp

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Thanks for all your help.  It seems like you've been able to find them on Windows machines; I've searched and searched and am unable to find them on Mac OS High Sierra.  Has anyone been able to locate and eliminate the presets on a Mac?
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You'll find the presets in the Application Support folder of your library under Adobe > Lightroom ... but be careful not to delete any more than you are certain you don't want around as it can be detrimental to other functions of Lightroom.

Only problem is ... if you ever have to re-install or update Lightroom in the future ... this method will have to be repeated because the default presets will come along with installer.
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Don Hodapp

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Thanks again for your help.  However, I've searched that folder thoroughly and can't find anything like these presets.  In fact, I can't find them anywhere on my iMac.  LR seems to have them well hidden.  I'm quite familiar with digging through the Library info to make hidden changes - this one has baffled me.
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Ad Dieleman

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Worth a try maybe: In finder do ⇧⌘G and try to go to folder:
/Applications/Adobe Lightroom Classic CC/Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.app/Contents/Resources/Settings/Classic
The folder is part of the package Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.app, maybe that's why you didn't find it. I found it with the program EasyFind which offers the option to search inside packages.
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Don Hodapp

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The response from Adobe was a familiar one:  "It is not possible to remove the default presets in Lightroom."  That's really be sensitive and willing to help their users.  Not!

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