Lightroom: Ability to see which settings are used in a preset

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When I save or update a preset, a window pops up and lets me choose which settings to keep in the preset. The boxes that are checked default to my last choices.

I create a preset "darken", check only contrast, blacks and tone curve, and then save the preset.

Sometime down the road, I realize that the look I am expecting from the preset can be further enhanced by a slight adjustment to the clarity slider, and I want to add this setting to "darken".

Only, I'm an older guy, it was a few months back, and I'm not really sure just which settings I set in "darken". I can keep the basic tab open and apply the slider, and I can see the contrast and blacks slider move, but I can't see the tone curve change.

So, how do I safely adjust the "darken" preset unless I can see which controls the preset is holding? I need to know to check contrast, blacks, tone curve, and now clarity, but I have no easy way to find that out.

Ideally, if I right-click a preset and select "update with current settings", the list of sliders / tools to include in the preset update should default to checking only those that are currently in the preset. That way I can safely update, in this case by also checking the Clarity check box.

Alternatively, I just need a way to look at what settings a preset is actually using. It's a bit primitive that I have to sue a text editor to open the preset and inspect it.
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Mike-Photos

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Posted 5 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Which product are you using? That sounds a bit like Lightroom, but could also apply to ACR and Photoshop.
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Mike-Photos

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Apologies, I didn't realize I needed the product name in the header, and I can't edit the header. It's Lightroom
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Mike-Photos

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Second apology, I have listed this as a bug, and I'd like it to be a suggestion for a future version. How do I change the category, or should I re-list this?
Mike
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The feature has already been requested. If you could find it, you could vote on it, and comment there...

Or maybe the wizard behind the curtain will merge threads...
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Rob, do you know the thread URL off hand?
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Rob Cole

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Mike-Photos

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Thanks, at least I now know I'm not alone on this one!
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Rob Cole

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Seems like a "no brainer" (jdi) to me ;-}