LIGHTROOM - Set a default "Import Preset"

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It would be handy to allow users to select an Import Preset as a default, instead of what appears to happen that none are selected when you open the Import dialogue pane.

Even with only one configured (See screenshot) I still have to go in & select it each time.

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Edward

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Posted 3 years ago

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Lynn Oakleaf

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That's already in there and it stays until you change it under the section on the right side of screen "Apply during import", "Develop Settings" and then choose your develop preset.
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Edward

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Hi Lynn
We might be at cross purposes on this one: The "Develop Settings" one in the RH panel does "stay put" but (to my understanding) the overall preset that governs a broader set of functions is the one along the bottom of the Import window, no?

It's this one that I'd love to see "Stay put" too.
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Lynn Oakleaf

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I'm not sure what broader functions you are referring to, and I don't see anything along the bottom that you refer to.

Give me examples of what functions, settings you are trying to use.
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Edward

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Hi Lynn
Its the one along the bottom I was referring to.
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Lynn Oakleaf

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that's a new one on me, I had no idea it existed or what it's for

Thanks for making me curious
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Totally in agreement with the OP on this one.The time it takes to locate a preset on the Import screen may not seem a huge loss but when you're managing a high-volume operation with many operators it would be really useful to be able to specify a default preset - especially as there's often on one preset there!
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Why is Lynn Oakleaf responding to something he/she knows nothing about. I too have Edwards problem and would like an informed answer.
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Lynn Oakleaf

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Why would you bother to comment on a post from 2 years ago, and do a personal attack on any post?   


In my Lightroom CC, the Develop and Metadata presets default to whatever I used last and I assume Abobe set it up that way.  If you want a default preset just use it to import something (say 1 image) then import another image and see if the default stayed the same as the last import.
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John Sharples

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled change default import preset.

Import and metadata presets default to "none" and must be reset to a user preset every time one imports files. Setting presets to be actioned in the "apply during import" panel does nothing towards adding metadata but the import develop preset works. It seems that this problem has existed for many years and has only gone away because people are fed up with the lack of action.
I don't know if this is a bug or an oversight by the development team. Either way it is something that should be addressed as a matter of urgency given the number of queries and complaints to be found on the various forums.
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...3 years later, the problem still exists.  Nice :P