4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 19, 2017 10:48 PM by afrn

    Scroll through presets



      Still trying to find out off there's a way to scroll through and see presets before clicking on them. And if you click on one and then the next, the previous one is not cleared so you're adding preset to preset which is a mess.

      All other software I've used has a way to see what the preset will look like before committing!?

      All the Macphun software does this- you see the press when you hover your cursor over it , is it possible Lightroom still can't do this? It's impossible to glance through all your presets without this functionality!?

      Please help!

        • 1. Re: Scroll through presets
          JoeKostoss Adobe Community Professional

          If you have the Navigator open in the top left, as you hover over the presets you will see the effect of the preset.  Granted, it is smaller than the full image, but it will give you an idea.

          Screenshot 2017-04-28 08.14.07.png

          • 2. Re: Scroll through presets
            afrn Level 1

            Actually it's quite easy to fix on a Mac. Download Keyboard Maestro and create a simple makro. Start with selecting one preset - vit arrow keys up and down Lightroom undos the selected preset and applies next.


            I use Keyboard Maestro a lot. It gives me the ability to set shortcuts to almost anything in any app. And I can set my own shortcuts everywhere. Couldn't live without it :-)



            <a href="https://imgur.com/aiiHr02"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/aiiHr02.png?1" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

            • 3. Re: Scroll through presets
              johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

              Start with selecting one preset - vit arrow keys up and down Lightroom undoes the selected preset and applies next.

              As you repeatedly click presets in the Develop Presets panel, LR does not undo the effect of the previous preset.  The only safe way to preview presets is to hover over the preset and look at the thumbnail in the Navigator panel, or use the Any Preset plugin to get full-sized previews.


              You can easily prove this to yourself. Create a preset "Exposure" with just one setting, Exposure = +2. Create a second preset "Contrast" with just one setting, Contrast = +50. If you click Exposure and then Contrast, the photo will end up with Exposure = +2 and Contrast = +50, not with Exposure = 0 and Contrast = +50.


              Many presets set some or all of the develop settings to their default values, so as you move from one to the next, you may not see the setting change (if it was originally set to the default value). You really can't tell which settings a preset will override without looking inside the preset's file to see which settings it contains (right-click it and do Show In Finder / Explorer, or use the Any Preset plugin).

              • 4. Re: Scroll through presets
                afrn Level 1

                Thats true. I have modified my macro in Keyboard Maestro to revert to original before applying preset. If I have made adjustments that I would like to keep before trying further presets I make a virtual copy of the image first.


                Skärmavbild 2017-10-20 kl. 07.19.21.png


                Here is a link to a video where you can see exactly how this is made – creating the macro and when I am using it:

                Scroll through presets in Adobe Lightroom - YouTube