"Copy" does not not trigger "reset settings"
Additional stage seems to have appeared with 2015.4 release.
Feature or bug?
Is there a work around to get rid of auto reset?
A newly imported image normally has the default settings, and a reset-settings also uses default settings.
What is your scenario where it makes a difference, or are you saying there is no visual difference, just an extra history step?
And are you copying from a camera memory card or from some other source?
Are there any settings changes if you click on the Import step vs the Reset step? Do you have any custom LR defaults, set? I know in the past, conversion to DNG has forgotten to do custom defaults and instead applied factory defaults so maybe the Reset settings is just to make sure your custom defaults are applied, even if you haven't done any customizations to the defaults.
It could also be that the DNG Conversion is performed in two steps, one that copies the native raw file and imports it, and the second step, in the background is conversion to DNG, so maybe the Reset is when the DNG Conversion is finished. You could watch on a new import and see if the Reset takes a small amount of time to show up and if so the conversion to DNG may be what puts it there.
I never convert to DNG on import so don't have these nuances in mind from personal experience and am just trying to imagine what is occurring.
My initial set of questions about what your scenario was, is because of the concern you were copying-converting-to-DNG native raw files that had been previously processed so there was an XMP file with the custom settings, and those settings were getting reset. Since you're copying from the camera, that's not likely the issue.
Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I was away shooting. Just getting back to the computer now.
You ask good questions. I convert on import directly from the camera's memory card. I have no custom presets set. I checked all the sliders in all the panels. There seems to be no additional processing.
The reset seems to do nothing. Nothing is reset. It appears to be a meaningless notification added in version 2015.4.
I will report it as a bug. If it isn't, Adobe will hopefully explain.
Many thanks for your help.
Since I updated to LRCC version 2015.4 I have been getting a “Reset Settings” stage automatically when I import from a memory card plugged into my Mac Pro laptop and convert to DNG. I checked all the panels; no sliders have moved. Reset Settings and Import are identical. It appears to be a totally unnecessary action. And did not happen before my update.
It looks like this:
I have tried resetting Presets and setting up a Test User on my Mac with a new catalog.
The Reset Settings continues to appear.
Is it just the new way LR has of importing?