Lightroom: Develop Preset syncing between desktop and mobile

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I would love to see my develop presets syncing through to Lightroom Mobile. So I can work faster with my known Lightroom presets.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Desperately need to be able to add presets to develop!.
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Since the last update was 7 months hopefully they are close. As currently to sync presets between Macs requires syncing the preset folder with say Dropbox. I believe you can sync presets with iOS which is nice so not sure why you can't yet between Macs since this has been on these threads for as long as 4 years in some cases. 
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You cannot sync presets with iOS. If you apply presets to a photo, you can copy and paste the settings (as you can on Mac), but you cannot apply presets. It’s pretty broken, and has been for a long time.
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Is it happening, is it really happening? Let’s go we got a grain slider, we’re getting a preset button. I actually am stoked for this. Preset syncing would be ideal and I really hope there’s a folder management system. I personally never use the default presets and I have maybe 50 custom presets on top of some others that were shared to me. It already feels a little messy especially when theres a profiles tab and presets tab. Plus we don’t need grain presets now that we have a slider. Perhaps empty out the “presets” tab and reserve it for our custom ones. Then reserve “profiles” for all the default lightroom ones. That’ll make it easy for begginers to get the hang of things rather than having it split. And it’ll give pros a fresh clean page to get excited about filling with their own presets. Being able to copy/paste edits from the library/“all photos” view would be a huge enhancement. Not sure if that belongs in a seperate post. I’m going to stop before I sound greedy. Baby steps. Thank you guys for addressing this
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Great news... this feature was added to the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem in today's releases. Note that Lightroom Classic does NOT sync presets, but if you use Lightroom CC mobile apps, you can get your presets to the mobile apps by installing the Lightroom CC desktop app and importing your presets/profiles into that.
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Will classic and cc desktop stay in sync, or do we have to frequently copy between the two?
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That'll be a manual process Luke. That said, unless you update your presets on a regular basis, it's probably only a case of installing new presets into both apps at the same time when you download/create them, so hopefully that won't be too much hassle.
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Profile/Preset Syncing across the Lightroom CC Ecosystem was added in the 1.4 release.  Automatic syncing is not included in Lightroom Classic CC 7.4 but is now possible manually. 
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Excellent, how do we see the custom profiles in the mobile app.  I can see it is no longer displaying the error/warning about missing profile but I cannot choose one of my custom profiles.
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I can see 1 of my profiles but not ones using colour luts... it seems
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Which folder do you find that profile in on the desktop? You'd need to select the same folder on mobile. And don't forget it'll only show up in certain file types, depending on how the profile was created.

If they don't show up, force quit the app and restart, as that seems to be doing the trick for missing profiles.
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Ok, so it seems whilst the images were rendering correctly the profiles were not imported.  I manually imported them, from the Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings/ folder.  I thought it was supposed to auto import those.
They are now appearing as expected in the mobile app as well as the LR CC desktop.

Interestingly the image in the profile preview on mobile looks correct but the rendered image does not match.
It is using a colour lut to flip red to blue and blue to red (for a colour IR camera)
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I've just pushed a quick tutorial live, for Lightroom Classic users who want to sync their presets to the mobile apps. https://www.lightroomqueen.com/sync-presets-profiles-lightroom-classic-mobile/
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But how to do it from LR Classic to a new computer with LR Classic?
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That's just a straightforward copy and paste job. If you're moving to a new computer, you'll find these instructions helpful: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sync presets to the cloud.

I would be nice if Adobe made it possible to sync all presets to the cloud, so a it's possible to use them on computer 2 or at a reinstall without manually copying them, from their folders.