5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2018 8:03 PM by johnrellis

    Moving Develop Presets to 2nd computer

    SuePSE

      I have tried copying my Develop Presets from my desktop to my notebook computer.  I copied them into the Library/ApplicationSupport/Adobe/Lightroom/DevelopSettings folder on the notebook.  Closed LR and restarted and they do not load into my Presets panel. 

       

      I did notice when I go to Lightroom/Preferences/Presets and click on Show Lightroom Develop Presets, it takes me to Library/ApplicationSupport/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings.  Is this part of my problem?  If so, I don't know how to change that.

       

      I am running Mac High Sierra on both computers and have the most up-to-date version of LR.

      Lightroom Classic version: 8.0

      License: Creative Cloud

        • 1. Re: Moving Develop Presets to 2nd computer
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          I did notice when I go to Lightroom/Preferences/Presets and click on Show Lightroom Develop Presets, it takes me to Library/ApplicationSupport/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings.  Is this part of my problem? 

          Prior to LR 7.3, the location of develop presets was:

           

          /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom

           

          Starting at LR 7.3, the format of the presets changed from .lrtemplate to .xmp, and the location changed to:

           

          /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw

           

          The easiest way to get to the new location is via Preferences > Presets > Show Lightroom Develop Presets.

           

          You tried copying the old-format (.lrtemplate) presets from the old location on the old computer to the new computer. There were almost certainly prefixed with "~~", indicating that LR had already converted them to the new .xmp format. 

           

          Instead, copy the new-format .xmp files from the new location on the old computer to the new location on the new computer:

           

          /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw

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          • 2. Re: Moving Develop Presets to 2nd computer
            davidg36166309 Level 4

            In

            /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

            or

            /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/ImportedSettings

             

            The later is whee LR places the=m when you have it import them.

            • 3. Re: Moving Develop Presets to 2nd computer
              thedigitaldog MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              The 'store presets with catalog' preference option is your friend.

              • 4. Re: Moving Develop Presets to 2nd computer
                SuePSE Level 1

                Got it!!!  It took me a couple times before I completely got what you were saying.  But now all presets are happily on my notebook computer.  Still missing the bunch of presets that disappeared with the LR update a version or two ago but that's a different issue!  Always something to take up hours of time we don't have.  Thanks so much for your help!!  Couldn't have done it without you. 

                • 5. Re: Moving Develop Presets to 2nd computer
                  johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                  Glad you got it sorted.