Lightroom: Provide a large preset preview when you hover over a preset

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I have numerous presets. It is a hassle to not be able to see the image options in the main viewing window but just the minature navigator window which is not realistic to use to see possible outcomes. If we could hoover our mouse over the preset and see them as we go on, it would increase productivity (ctrl z, preset, cnrll z), and be easy on our capacity for production.
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Ganesh, Lightroom Engineer

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Thanks for reporting this. We will consider.

Thanks,
Ganesh.
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Dennis

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Thanks so much Ganesh, I appreciate your efforts in this.
Best,
Dennis
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Neus de Saavedra

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Me too!!! Thank you very much Ganesh! I wish it comes true!
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DavidT

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Not only is this request now six years old, it appears that this feature exists in the new Lightroom CC. Unfortunately, CC is at the moment too basic for use as a full editor (no brushes, for example).  If you can roll over a preset in CC and preview the impact, surely it could be easy to implemented in what is now known as Lightroom Classic (for desktop). And clearly Adobe has seen the value in doing this, or it would not be in CC.
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Dennis

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Wow, didn't know the feature is implemented in the basic editor!
Would be nice if there's a bit more feedback from Adobe about this. All over forums people are requesting this feature for six years. Capture One has this feature already I just saw on Youtube.  Hovering over the preset (styles as they call it), and voila, large preview.
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Cristen Gillespie

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Adobe has had a habit of testing features in the consumer software before incorporating it in the pro software — PS Elements appears to have been a testing ground for features later brought into PS, often improved for the pro crowd. So if they have it now in LR CC, maybe there's hope they will soon have it in LR Classic once they've worked out any kinks.
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DavidT

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There is one very annoying kink. The presets panel in the new CC is narrow, which doesn't allow display of the full preset name. I don't see any way to adjust the panel size or type size. So you can roll over each preset, with the effects shown on the full image, but you don't know the name of the preset. Because individual presets in the same family tend to start with the same words you see something like "A Winter'sTale Alll in one... without the important part, which comes after the dots. This also makes it difficult to choose an individual preset.  In Lightroom Classic the panel size is adjustable and the type smaller, so seeing the full name isn't a problem. There is a way to rename individual presets in CC, but it would take forever to do a long list of presents. An easy fix would be to have resizable panels in CC.
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Melissa Rios, Lightroom Support Product Manager

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Hi all,

This feature should be present in today's Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 version. Please update your application and let us know what you think!

Sorry about that - see below.

Thanks,
Melissa
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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Hi Melissa, 

In LR 7.2, I don't see the Develop loupe view changing when I hover over presets, just the small Navigator thumbnail.  See this screen recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xsjz2dke6bfokk4/preset-hover.2018.02.13.mov?dl=0 .  Am I misunderstanding something?  Thanks.
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Melissa Rios, Lightroom Support Product Manager

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Hey John,

I'm sorry about that. I've jumped the gun here and unfortunately, this feature is not implemented. I've changed the status to reflect the correct status.

Thanks for catching this,
Melissa
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Dennis

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Seriously? Large preset preview is still not implemented in latest April update? For over six years this request is being ignored... :( And there also isn't given an estimation when this feature would be implemented in the future... Poor support...
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Official Response
Large preset preview IS in today's Lightroom update.
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Dennis

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In Lightroom Classic? Really? I'm not talking about the web version.
My sincere apologies then, for jumping to conclusions too quick! I didn't install the update yet, but I read through the release notes and some reviews, and couldn't find any mentioning of it?
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Neus de Saavedra

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I'm just installing it right now, let me see! oo
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Yep, it's in. I forgot it in my release notes!
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Dennis

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That's so darn fantastic!!! At last. I'm smiling from ear to ear!
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Cameron Braun

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Yes, but without an option to turn it off! I understand why you all want it, but it uses a ton of system resources. I'd really prefer to have an option to disable this.
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Victor Naumik

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I’m sorry, but you would have to wait another 7 years to have this option...
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DavidT

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Finally, and Hallelujah. I love it!
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ootophoto

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It is now available in the new update 4/5/18 but there needs to be on off switch for those who hate it like me! Bogs down my entire system and it confuses me into thinking I've already applied it.
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AnI

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Wow, I was waiting for this to be implemented at least as long as the original post. It drove me crazy, especially when I had to work on a macbook. Please never ever remove this feature now we finally got it.
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Paan Deli

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i have a slow machine. will it be able to have an option to turn it off? im gladly if it have an option to set it.
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TPJ

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After all these year  they implement this and then:A. make it so that you can't turn off.
B. Makes LR completely unsuable because it eats all system resources ( the few LR actually uses of modern 2018 hardware )
C. sometimes doesn't respond to clicking a preset. If it does it shows the preset jumping on  screen. Like it has trouble deciding what you even clicked before. 
D. Suddenly showing presets you hovered two seconds ago.
D. Delays with previewing a preset. Sometimes even 1 to 2 seconds.


I'm  running 2018 specs and gpu is disabled.



Doing advanced color grading in Davinci Resolve with RAW video playing back at 24fps a second in realtime.

Running fine on my hardware. Lightroom is using STILLS can't even make this basic stuff work.


Does Adobe even launch their own builds?  Hey i have a new build. Let launch it 1 time to see if it will work..

Seems like this part doesn't even happen.
It's one big parody show at Adobe.
All they do is releasing alpha versions. These updates can't even be classified as BETA versions.


I want a refund for all the time this costs  and shit this is causing. Who pays for a shitty product?

If i buy something and it doesn't work, you get a refund or you get a product that works.
It's as simple as that.


I'm tired of all these sugar coted Adobe experts who tell you it's all gonna be fine. 

Oh well, the new version had a bumpy start. I call BS.
Tell it like it is. Adobe screwes this up again and again and it's time they should see and feel the consequences of their actions.


No subscribers is no money. That are tons of awesome alternatives to all your products. 

You are not unique or special and sooner or later you will realize what you've done.


Professional end users are not your beta testers Adobe.

I cancelled my subscription, even i do rely on  Lightroom. But capture one is running side by side.
I don't need your product and more professionals should take a stand on this matter.