Lightroom: Library Filter Preset Menu - add option: "Update current preset".

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Current menu options:

So, if one wants to replace current preset with current settings, they have to store as new preset, then delete the previous preset, then rename.

Am I missing something, or is this a glaring omission?

Thanks for considering.
Rob
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If you right-click on an existing user-created preset, you can rename it, and even delete it, without left-clicking on it, which would apply the preset and erase your current settings.

Are you talking about another situation?
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I guess I am talking about another situation - there is no right-click menu for library filter presets.

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Ok, yes, there should be a way to replace current preset without so many steps. It's hard to experiment and improve an existing preset.

A new menu option "Replace preset 'xxxxx'" would be a start.
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Select the preset you want to overwrite. Then edit it. Then Update appears in that menu.
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That works if you are replacing the preset you've just been using, but not if you're doing other things and decide you want to replace and existing preset, because as soon as you select a preset it erases your current settings.

Of course my "Replace preset 'xxxx'" would have the same problem because "xxxx" would be the wrong thing in the scenario where you wanted to overwrite a preset other than the currently selected one.

Removing "New" from Save Current Settings as New Preset and changing the Create button to Update when the typed-in name already existed would work.
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Here's what is happening:

1. When I select, for example, "Metadata Extensions" I get, well, the proper filter values.

2. But as soon as I edit it, the name of the preset switches to a different name (the values don't switch to those of the different preset - just the name).

3. Since that preset is considered "unedited" (presumably), the 'Update' option is not being added to the menu.

I guess it's a bug.
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Yep, sounds that way. The name should just update to include (Edited). (And yes, I agree it's really clunky even when it's working right.)
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Seems to work fine for me sometimes, and other times it doesn't - not sure what it depends on - will report if I learn anything..

PS - When it does work, the name is not modified to include "Edited" - instead it says "No Filter" - maybe that's a clue (or is it a red herring ;-)
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The specific weirdness that I see happen is:

If I update my filter column values to match the column values of an existing filter, then the current filter changes to that filter instead of remaining Custom Filter. Maybe this is useful so you don't get multiple filters that do the same thing.

If my current filter name is Custom Filter with some columns set to specific values, and I change one of the column values to something that matches a current filter then the other columns ALSO CHANGE to either All or that other filter's other column values. This is messed up. Changing one column to something should NEVER change other column values just because they match some other existing filter.