Lightroom Classic 7.3: Need a way to set the black and white default profile

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It is very easy to set a default profile for the color rendering In lightroom Classic 7.3 such as using camera standard instead of Adobe Color but it is impossible to set a different black and white profile as the default for when you switch an image to black and white without making the default for all new images to now be black and white. Would be great if there was a way to do this.
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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Alexander S. Kunz

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Having a separate BW default profile would still be just a hack - it would be much better if Lightroom would automatically choose the associated "legacy" black & white profile for the currently active color profile when a user switches to black & white, automatically. For example Camera Neutral -> Camera Neutral BW.

This is an issue with custom profiles for infrared cameras, for example. Since Lightroom doesn't allow the extreme white balance adjustments that are needed for some infrared cameras, a switch to black & white and any "normal" default black & white profile would still require the additional and cumbersome searching and clicking through the profile browser that was crammed into the sidebar. It's just not user friendly, efficient or intuitive the way it is right now.