Lightroom: Have develop preset parameters viewable inside Lightroom after creation.

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Have develop preset settings viewable inside Lightroom after creation.

I find it a bit cumbersome that I cannot see the parameters specified in a deveop preset after it has been created.
I'd appreciate an entry in the context menu of a preset: "show definition of preset". This should display, like the criteria of a smart collection, how the preset was defined: which panels included, which slider settings or auto algorithms chosen.
Currently it is guess from hovering/navigator panel or try&undo, or I have to view them in a text editor from OS storage location.
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Cornelia-I

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I agree, that would save me a significant amount of time too, particularly if you need to update a preset and can't remember which slider values it included.
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Wow. I've never thought of this one before, but yeah, this would be huge. And why not allow each setting to be modified as well? Sure you can "Update with Current Settings" but that's not the same at all...
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Yes please allow us to edit the settings independently from the develop module.
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To build on Sean's comment, as a workaround in the meantime you can apply the preset to a test photo you keep around just for this purpose, adjust the settings, right-click the preset and do Update With Current Settings. That's easier than editing in a text editor.
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Hi John,
that is not my problem - to update with current settings.
I just want to see what the current settings are - I have a diagnosis need, not an update need.
Currently 2 options are offered to me for this, which I find neither sufficiently convenient:
(a) apply it to a sample photo and browse though ALL the panels to watch for their slider settings (and note them down on a piece of paper? guess which ones might have actually be adressed by the preset, which might be left from default?). Auto-corrections can just be guessed in doing so.
(b) Locate the template on my hard drive and look at it in an editor - is quite tekkie, but at least better overview.
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I totally agree that applying to a sample photo isn't as useful or convenient.
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john beardsworth

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I've always wanted this to be a tooltip - no need for a context menu
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Let's make them viewable, editable and please, please include the default presets that get applied on import (which are stored separately from the develop presets).

Jeff
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In my opinion, if when you go to update a preset, the checked settings matched those settings defined in the preset, one could check that way, even if they did not intend to edit - would kill two birds with one stone.

See another 'Idea' that would solve this problem and the other: When Updating Develop Preset, Have Checked items match preset.
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Rob Cole

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When choosing 'Develop Preset - Update with Current Settings', please initially check the items that are defined in the preset, and uncheck those that aren't.

That would save the user from having to:
1. Figure out which items are defined by this preset.
2. Check the corresponding boxes manually, in order to update same items.

Or, if there is some reason somebody might have found a use for it the way it is, at least add another button, along with 'Check All' & 'Check None': 'Check Matching'.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Update Develop Preset: Checked items to match preset..
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I ́d like to be able to better control develop settings. For instance, when I want to copy settings from one image to another, I get the "Copy Settings" dialog box. In this box I can only check what settings I want to copy, but I don ́t see the values! A more informative dialog box - like the one for metadata, since it shows the contents - would be good.

Same thing goes for develop presets. I have poor memory (!), so whenever I try to update a preset, I have a hard time trying to remember what settings (and with what values) are involved in that particular preset. A "preset editor" would be great!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: More detailed dialog boxes for develop presets and settings.
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Lightroom - LR4 - Updating Develop Presets
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As we all know develop presets can contain a selected amount of parameters. The problem when updating a develop preset is that the parameter window doesn't have selected the exact parameters the preset contains, which means having to either remember which one's to select or guess.

Please can the update preset command query the preset and open the parameter window with the correct parameters selected. Thanks

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom - LR4 - Updating Develop Presets.
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Having moved to Lightroom 4 I'm finding it necessary to change a lot of LR3 presets to the new processing. The recommended way to do this is to update the preset after applying it to an image. This is actually not that easy.

A preset doesn't always affect all parameters. At the time you create the preset you check the boxes to say which develop parameters you want to store in it. When you are trying to update a preset you don't know which parameters the original version checked so you cannot easily create an updated one with the correct boxes checked.

Here's the best solution I can think of. When I select update preset please set the checkboxes to the same state as when the preset was created. Then I think I have a better chance of creating a reasonable updated version of the preset. Thanks.

Rich

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LIGHTROOM: Better way to migrate old presets to new process.
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Once I made a preset I cannot see what the settings of that preset are. It would be very nice to right click on the preset and have the option to see what the settings are.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
See settings of preset by right mouse click.
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Consider the 'Dev Preset Info' script - it shows:

* Summary info which includes the groups already in a preset, so you know which to update.
* Detail info which includes all settings in the preset.

You can leave it open while you work, or close it down if you feel like it..

Free, by me, here:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...

Rob