3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2017 10:54 PM by WobertC

    Presets do not work when copied via folder?

    southwestform Level 1

      On a Mac, I'm having difficulties with getting my presets to display.


      I placed them into the following location:

      Lightroom > Develop Presets > User Presets


      I copied a folder of presets into this location and they are not available in LR CC 2015, even after rebooting. The only way I'm able to get the presets to display is to drag them out of the folder and just dump them into the User Presets folder.


      1. Is this the way it is supposed to work?

      2. If you can not organize them by folder, how do you organize them in LR?



        • 1. Re: Presets do not work when copied via folder?
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          Place the folder in the main path. Lightroom/Develop Preset/YourFolderName.


          That is the way it works on my Win 7 system. Anything placed in the User Preset folder has to be just the Preset .lrtemplate file, no folders allowed.

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          • 2. Re: Presets do not work when copied via folder?
            ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

            The preset handling of LR does not correctly handle nested folders.

            You can add your own folders, but they must be a child of the "develop preset" folder.

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            • 3. Re: Presets do not work when copied via folder?
              WobertC Adobe Community Professional

              To add to both correct replies above-

              The Presets and their folders, sort alphabetically and numbers come before letters, so you can name the folders with a number prefix, or name the folder with a letter before 'L' to have the folders appear above the default "Lightroom" presets folders.


              With your own presets in the "User Presets" folder it always shows below most others making scrolling to the bottom somewhat annoying.

              I have numbered folders and a "All My Presets" folder.


              ?? not sure why 'onOne' appears below 'PresetBase' in this screen-clip. Until I renamed it 'ONONE' and restarted Lr.


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