Lightroom CC: Where are the Metadata, Import and Export presets?

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Guilherme Lara Campos

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Posted 5 months ago

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Rick Spaulding, Community Specialist

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Lightroom CC is a more streamlined workflow and doesn't have all the robust features of Lightroom Classic. For the jobs that these issues are important Lightroom Classic would be the best choice. 

For myself, I can see using Lightroom CC for workflows where sharing the images across many devices is important. If I decide that they need more attention I can wait for them to sync to Lightroom Classic and work on them later.

Does that make sense?
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Calvin Chan

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I came here originally having one of the same questions as you, but most importantly for me was how do I import my existing custom user presets from Classic over to the new Lightroom. 

What I discovered by accident, is that you can actually get User Presets to show up by opening the presets folder from the ... menu and then copying your preset files to the User Presets folder. Then either restart the app, or create a new preset from any edited photo to make the user presets option appear.
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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It's important to realize that Lightroom CC is not the "new Lightroom". It is a completely different program built up from the bottom with none of the legacy of the old code. Lightroom Classic is the actual new Lightroom and the continuation from Lightroom CC 2015. The current product called "Lightroom CC" (which really should have a completely different name) is really bare bones and misses 90% of the essential features that Lightroom Classic has and that Lightroom CC 2015 had. It has one new feature which is that it can only do one catalog and that catalog has to be cloud based.