Lightroom Classic: Suddenly switches to Adobe Color - How can I get rid of presets?

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I don't know what happened. Suddenly LR Classic offers me as preset (in develop-mode) adobe colour, and simultaineously changes parameters like lights, shadows, saturation dynamic etc - which I simply don't want. even though I am working on hundreds of pics every week, so far Classic did not manipulate my files by automatically choosing such presets for me. Even though Adobe Standard, or Camera Standard or (Camera) Natural would be close to my chosen parameters in my Lumic G9 camera, I simply don't want LR to make the choice for me, and forces me each time I open the programme to reset it. How can I reset those presets for good, so that all parameters stay on "0" ? Thanks for your advice
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Christian Fürst

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Tom Mickow

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When you say "so that all parameters stay on 0" are you saying that your slider values are changing?

If not, I think you're probably just confused about the new profile changes.

I'd start by checking out this article - http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2018/04/lightroom-cc.html

Btw, Lr has always applied a default profile to your images - Adobe Standard, I believe, if you didn't do anything to change it.  It has to.  There needs to be some processing that takes place to convert your RAW image.  Previously, it was tucked away in the Calibration menu.
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Christian Fürst

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Tom, previously, adobe standard was applied, but when you started editing all parameters or sliders were on "0". Now Adobe starts with a full set of parameters, making images obviously more colourful which may be okay for holiday-photography but not for me. particularly worrying I find the increase in sharpening from 20 to 40. I was a happy user of LR for about 15 years or so, but I am getting exceedingly frustrated. all those changes were definitely unnecessary (for me and my photography). However, I will start reading the article you siggested
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Lightroom still starts with all sliders at zero (except indeed with higher sharpening), unless you told it to use something else. It sounds like you inadvertently changed the camera defaults. Or you import with a develop preset applied, so check that first.

Hold down the shift-key and press the 'Reset' button. It will change to 'Reset (Adobe)'. Change any setting (like sharpening) if you don't like the default. Then press that button again, but now while holding the Alt (Option) key. That will give you a dialog where you can change the camera defaults again to the current (default) settings.
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thank you so much. Will do as suggested!!!