The normal way is to just select the preset then choose "Delete.." from the drop-down menu (in the import dialog box).
But if you want a quicker dirtier way, just exit Lightroom, then delete them with your OS (.lrtemplate files), and then open Lightroom again.
They're in a subfolder called Import Presets (then 'User Presets' subfolder) in the folder containing all your preferences and presets, which you can find using Lr preferences dialog box -> Presets tab -> 'Show Lightroom Presets Folder' button.
The presets I want to delete are not develop presets but rather apply upon import presets. I tried going to the folder you noted, and in user presets for import, it was empty! Thanks for your help, but I am sure we can get to the source. Tom
The presets I want to delete are not develop presets but rather apply upon import presets.
The only kinds of preset you can apply upon import are:
Are you talking about one of those kinds?
Yes, i was referring to metadata presets - I have a GPS device attached to my hot shoe, and I would like to record this information when I import new images. I have other apply upon import presets that are not doing what i had intended, and I would like to get rid of them. THANKS
Hmm - I cant see a way to delete them the "right " way, but you can do the same as via "quick n' dirty" instructions above except it's "Metadata Presets" instead of "Import Presets" (and there's no 'User Presets' subfolder within..).
I was able to find and delete the unwanted metadata presets! Thank you.