1 Reply Latest reply on May 25, 2016 8:43 AM by johnrellis

    How to edit a custom preset in command line?

    adrianom47734909

      Please,

       

      I wish to create a custom preset to use every time I import photos to Lightroom.

      This preset will only use the auto tone tool. But I need the autotune don't auto adjust Contrast, I wish all photos have a value 0 in Contrast

      I tried many ways to edit the the .lrtemplate file below with no success.

      s = {
        id = "2FA4D5C3-162C-4CBD-93D6-492D4833F03F",
        internalName = "Custom AutoTone",
        title = "Custom AutoTone",
        type = "Develop",
        value = {
        settings = {
        AutoBrightness = false,
        AutoContrast = false,
        AutoExposure = false,
        AutoShadows = false,
        AutoTone = true,
        ProcessVersion = "6.7",
        },
        uuid = "369F0A93-39A1-4428-8C6E-08660C4D3799",
        },
        version = 0,
      }
      
      

       

      Is easy to edit a manual contrast  value 1 to 5

       

      s = {
        id = "71E9F64A-2DCC-4A33-A6A4-4167C9DEF412",
        internalName = "Contraste",
        title = "Contraste",
        type = "Develop",
        value = {
        settings = {
        Contrast2012 = 5,
        ProcessVersion = "6.7",
        },
        uuid = "D663637D-06C1-42BF-9D27-F2503B903563",
        },
        version = 0,
      }
      
      

       

      Or add manually a new settings value for another thing like exposure +1

      s = {
        id = "71E9F64A-2DCC-4A33-A6A4-4167C9DEF412",
        internalName = "Contraste",
        title = "Contraste",
        type = "Develop",
        value = {
        settings = {
        Contrast2012 = 1,
        Exposure2012 = 1,
        ProcessVersion = "6.7",
        },
        uuid = "6B1FB158-6A9B-4805-9015-2209D82AF802",
        },
        version = 0,
      }
      
      

       

      But I tried many ways to keep the AutoBrightness, AutoExposure and AutoShadows and keep the Contrast value to 0 but no success.

      I tried change false to true , insert Contrast2012 = 0 below the auto settings , in the middle or before but none of this work.

       

      Someone can help with this ?

       

      Thanks so much

       

      Adriano

        • 1. Re: How to edit a custom preset in command line?
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          I think that since LR 5 (perhaps earlier), AutoBrightness, AutoContrast, AutoExposure, and AutoShadows have had no effect.  They are detritus left over from earlier versions of LR.   The only setting that has any effect is AutoTone.  I just verified this by trying many different combinations and observing that only AutoTone has any effect.   In particular, with AutoTone = false, develop settings don't change, regardless of the values of the other Auto* settings.  Similarly, AutoTone = true produces the same effect regardless of the values of the other Auto* settings.

           

          It appears that when AutoTone = true, then any settings for Exposure2012, Contrast2012, Highlights2012, Shadows2012, Whites2012, and Blacks2012 will be ignored, overwritten by the settings that AutoTone computes.  This is why in the New Develop Preset window, when you select Auto Tone, the Basic Tone group gets greyed out.

           

          One workaround is to have two presets, one that applies Auto Tone and then one that sets Contrast = 0.