5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2009 9:56 AM by MacWright

    Default Image settings - handling multiple presets?

    MacWright Level 1
      Default Image Settings allows for presets based upon camera serial number and ISO.

      How is ACR handling overlapping presets? Does the addition of choosing the ISO within prefs simply override the noise reduction and leave the remaining presets untouched?

      And, ( should be in feature requests ) would it then be feasible to add a pref in the future to make lens correction presets based upon embedded lens data. I realize that zooms often require multiple CA settings but primes can be relatively stable.

      thx

      pg103 seems to imply that its either serial number or ISO

      >Select the appropriate options in the Default Image Settings section of the Camera Raw preferences to specify whether to associate the defaults with a specific cameras serial number or with an ISO setting.
        • 1. Re: Default Image settings - handling multiple presets?
          Level 1
          >Default Image Settings allows for presets based upon camera serial number and ISO.

          Uh no...it is wrong to consider the per serial/ISO as "presets"...they are "Defaults"...big difference in implication if not concept. The "Defaults" that are set based on ISO/Serial are hard "all in one" defaults that are captured when you make the current settings the default.

          Presets can indeed use overlapping presets because you can save out subsettings as presets. That can't be done with Defaults.

          As far as the lens corrections thing, expect interesting developments on that front for the next version.
          • 2. Re: Default Image settings - handling multiple presets?
            MacWright Level 1
            Hi Jeff,

            Thanks for the response.

            >The "Defaults" that are set based on ISO/Serial are hard "all in one" defaults that are >captured when you make the current settings the default.

            I'm still unclear then as to why we have 2 options which can be active simultaneously within the "default image settings".

            If serial/ISO default settings are "all in one" and mutually exclusive, it seems that we should only be allowed to chose one or the other.

            (could just be that I need another cup of coffee this morning)

            thx again.
            • 3. Re: Default Image settings - handling multiple presets?
              MacWright Level 1
              It might be more clear if I restate the question:

              What is the difference between setting the "default image settings" to:

              Camera Serial Number

              Camera Serial Number + ISO

              ISO
              • 4. Re: Default Image settings - handling multiple presets?
                Level 1
                If you only create a default based on serial number, all ISOs would be treated equally for the individual camera with that serial...meaning camera A would be the same per camera and camera B would be all the same. To get specific ISO defaults per camera you would need to first have both options checked and THEN create specific settings per serial AND per ISO.

                Then the defaults would be chosen based on the EXIF metadata as it relates to serial number and/or ISO.
                • 5. Re: Default Image settings - handling multiple presets?
                  MacWright Level 1
                  ahhhh! thanks

                  so the docs should read:

                  pg 103

                  Select the appropriate options in the Default Image Settings section of the Camera Raw preferences to specify whether to associate the defaults with a specific cameras serial number AND/OR with an ISO setting.