5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2018 10:10 PM by WobertC

    Unable to apply presets in Lightroom Classic CC




      I've been a Creative Cloud subscriber for a few years. Within the last few days, I have noticed that I am no longer able to apply presets in the Develop module.


      When hovering my mouse over a preset, I can see the setting previewed on my image. Normally, I would click on the name of the preset to apply those settings. Now, I can click on the name but the settings are not applied. Double-clicking/right clicking doesn't seem to offer any other options.


      From the CC app, I seem to be running the most recent version. I always keep the software up-to-date when there are updates. Please see the version info in the attached screenshot.


      I have searched on the forums and it appears that some people have this issue when switching from a perpetually licensed version of Lightroom to CC but I don't believe that this is the case for me.


      Thank you for your help.



        • 1. Re: Unable to apply presets in Lightroom Classic CC
          WobertC Adobe Community Professional

          Would you also post a screen-clip from the HELP > SYSTEM INFO...  Menu in Lightroom?

          This will give a more informative result than Menu>About.

          • 2. Re: Unable to apply presets in Lightroom Classic CC
            matthewk52233727 Level 1

            Sure thing - please see that info pasted below:


            Lightroom Classic version: 8.0 [ 1193777 ]

            License: Creative Cloud

            Language setting: en-US

            Operating system: Mac OS 10

            Version: 10.13.6 [17G65]

            Application architecture: x64

            Logical processor count: 4

            Processor speed: 3.8 GHz

            Built-in memory: 8,192.0 MB

            Real memory available to Lightroom: 8,192.0 MB

            Real memory used by Lightroom: 1,069.6 MB (13.0%)

            Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 10,259.5 MB

            Memory cache size: 97.0MB

            Internal Camera Raw revision: 61

            Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 3

            Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2

            Camera Raw virtual memory: 968MB / 4095MB (23%)

            Camera Raw real memory: 979MB / 8192MB (11%)

            Displays: 1) 5120x2880



            Graphics Processor Info:

            Metal: AMD Radeon Pro 580







            Application folder: /Applications/Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

            Library Path: /Users/Mashley/Pictures/Lightroom/Lightroom Catalog-2.lrcat

            Settings Folder: /Users/Mashley/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom



            Installed Plugins:

            1) AdobeStock

            2) Aperture/iPhoto Importer Plug-in

            3) Canon Tether Plugin

            4) Facebook

            5) Flickr

            6) HDR Efex Pro 2

            7) Nikon Tether Plugin



            Config.lua flags: None



            AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 512

            AudioDeviceName: Built-in Output

            AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2

            AudioDeviceSampleRate: 44100

            Build: 12.1x4

            CoreImage: true

            GL_ACCUM_ALPHA_BITS: 0

            GL_ACCUM_BLUE_BITS: 0

            GL_ACCUM_GREEN_BITS: 0

            GL_ACCUM_RED_BITS: 0

            GL_ALPHA_BITS: 8

            GL_BLUE_BITS: 8

            GL_DEPTH_BITS: 24

            GL_GREEN_BITS: 8

            GL_MAX_3D_TEXTURE_SIZE: 16384

            GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE: 16384

            GL_MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS: 8

            GL_MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS: 16384,16384

            GL_RED_BITS: 8

            GL_RENDERER: AMD Radeon Pro 580 OpenGL Engine


            GL_STENCIL_BITS: 8

            GL_VENDOR: ATI Technologies Inc.

            GL_VERSION: 2.1 ATI-1.68.20

            OGLEnabled: true

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            • 3. Re: Unable to apply presets in Lightroom Classic CC
              WobertC Adobe Community Professional

              Yes, your Classic v8 install seems ok from the 'info'. So I have no answer, only-

              A couple of suggestions to try- (Restart after each)

              In Preferences / Performance / Develop,  toggle the option to [Enable Hover Preview....]

              In Preferences / Performance / Camera Raw toggle the option to [Use Graphics processor]

              Reset the Preferences file.

              Rename the Previews .LRDATA folder to let Lr create a new one. (Restore if not a fix)

              Un-install, then re-install Lr from the Desktop App.

              • 4. Re: Unable to apply presets in Lightroom Classic CC
                matthewk52233727 Level 1

                Thank you for your response. I have tried each of these steps but am still experiencing the same issue, unfortunately.


                (editing to include a link to a video showing the behavior I am seeing)

                • 5. Re: Unable to apply presets in Lightroom Classic CC
                  WobertC Adobe Community Professional

                  Sorry, but my limited knowledge cannot be more helpful.

                  I am also not familiar with Mac Library folders, but is it possible that the Lr default 'in-built' presets are in a Library folder that does not have full Read/Write permissions? (Just grasping at straws!)


                  Hopefully others with more experience can add some answers.