Lightroom: LR4.1: Adjustment brush preset for exposure is not working on original images

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I've created a +.70 Exposure for the Adjustment brush menu so that I don't have move the slider all the time
However, it only works if any preset is used on the original image(5DIII raw images) - I am using my old LR3 presets.
Without applying any presets, it's not working and I have to click Exposure and use the slider manually.
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Also from Kelly Castro on the Lightroom team: Sounds like the user is trying to apply a Local Adjustment Brush Exposure preset created in 2012 to an image converted back to 2010. This will not work, as the definition of Exposure is different between the two process versions. Make sure the process versions of the brush and the image match.
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Jeffrey, could you please clarify the 2012 and 2010 for me?
I downloaded the 4.1, got the 5D III raw files into lightroom,then created a preset with Adjustment +.70 and -.70. Nothing else was done.
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Hi dmitri, phrased another way - it sounded like the 5D III raw files were touched/opened by Lightroom 3 (applying a default 2010 PV to them). Then the files were opened in Lightroom 4 where you applied an adjustment brush preset that was created with the 2012 PV). Is that a possibility?
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Shouldn't have been possible as LR 3.6 won't read a Mark III file. If it did...
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ahh. Good point.
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Dmitri,

I can create an Adjustment Brush Preset with an exposure value of 0.70+ and save it as a new preset. The preset will brush a proper exposure increase. I can use this brush on either PV2010 or PV2012 though the value of the brushed exposure varies between the process versions.

I am testing using a Canon 5DMKII and Tiff files and it works for both. Unfortunately, I do not have a Mark III with which to test.

Can you walk me precisely through your steps in creating a preset?
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Ok, I think the problem is with my presets which were created with LR 2+

Once I apply a preset, the "Highlights,Shadows,Whites,Blacks" panel changes back to:
Exposure, recovery,fill,black (Still can't understand why you guys changed it. What's the point of renaming to the same thing?! Doesn't make much sense. Please make the software faster and spend more man power on that instead! )

Anyhow, a preset of +.70 was made after I converted an image to the LR2 preset so it seems it only works on converted images. If I use the same +.70 for a non converted raw file then it doesn't work. At the same time. If I just use a preset with the new LR4 panel and then convert an image to my LR2 preset, then the +.70 wont' work any longer.

Either way, I need to find a way to convert my preset to LR4 somehow as clicking a few times is a hassle. So far I can't find a single reason to use LR4 instead of LR2.7 that I used. I might just start converting all the RAW files to DNG and use something that is somewhat fast and doesn't have any bugs.
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Your version 2+ presets use Process Version 2003.

If you want your preset to work in LR4 you will need to create a new preset and not use the old preset any longer nor try to convert a 2.x preset.

This takes literally seconds to do once and then you are done.