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Sun, Jun 13, 2021 12:09 PM

Lightroom Classic: New presets, why not profiles?

I appreciate the new presets in LR Classic, but why do Adobe choose to make presets instead of profiles? I much prefer using profiles, because they don't affect my other settings, and I think browsing them is much more convenient than browsing through presets.

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3 m ago

Presets and profiles are two different things, so it's great to have both. Sometimes it makes sense to use profiles, but you can only apply a single profile to an image. You can apply multiple presets (as long as they don't cancel each other out because they cover the same settings), so presets make more sense for single settings, such as a preset for HSL only or Curves only.

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OK, I  understand. But I still hope there will be more profiles too, in the future. 

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I actually agree with this request - because of the mentioned reason that it doesn't affect settings already applied. I've gone as far as to create profiles out of my fav presets(you can do this in Adobe Camera Raw) because I can apply them over top and adjust the opacity. Although you can apply several presets to the same image, I for one would never do that because it's a hit and miss. As well, if it's a store-bought preset, chances are, one would cancel out each other because they all tend to apply changes to the basic panel, that I don't want to be touched. So as for these new presets, if I like any, I would create a virtual copy, apply them to the original, then go back to the virtual copy and sync specific settings back to the original. 

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p.s. if a moderator can change this to an idea, others can vote. 

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Actually, what you are asking for (and what would make more sense) is relative presets, which is an existing request.

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I vote for a new set of Premium Profiles like there are Premium Presets as per this request