1. DO MANUALLY in FINDER:
If you go to your Presets folder- (From Preferences / Presets / Show Lightroom Presets Folder)
You will find the folder "Lightroom" and the sub-folder "External Editing" presets where you can delete unwanted presets-
2. DO WITHIN LIGHTROOM PREFERENCES:
Choose the preset in the- Preferences / External Editing Tab / Select preset ( the one you want to delete from the drop-down menu)
Click on the drop-down menu a second time, then choose- "Delete preset......"
Be aware also that presets can be stored in two locations depending on how you set the preference-
Wobertc - thanks, but I am well aware of how to delete them... I've gotten very good at it!
The issue is the duplicates keep coming back, every time the vendor pushes an upgrade, or I install an upgrade I end up with duplicates of all their plugins - I'd like to fix it so that quits happening!
fix it so that quits happening!
Sorry Rick, I have no answer really. I have experienced the problem also.
Lightroom does not care that the same editor exists more than once, as it is possible to have different options set for the same editor.
It seems that an upgrade for ON1, NIK, etc, must also see differences that allows them to create more than the one preset.
My answer has only to be aware of the Presets folders and do a manual tidy job when needed.
But not a "fix" for you.
Do you rename them in LR by any chance. I have found that if I do, I get duplicates after an update, also changing the default settings of the preset sometimes seems to produce the same!
Not sure what else to suggest sorry!
Thanks Alfred - No I don't rename them, although I do typically change the color depth, resolution, etc. But all that stuff is there to be changed and tweaked the way you want it.
It is interesting that when new ones (duplicates) appear they always have the default settings - makes it easy to tell which ones to delete. Also, the best I can tell (I have tested it a couple times) both the new one and the duplicate 'previous' one execute the same program/application in the background - which I guess is what you'd expect... and you'd hope that there is only one version of the actual executable. That executable is what is getting updated with a new release, but they must also be recreating the plugin (link) in LR each time... you would think it would just replace what is already there?