Feature #11894

Sharing presets without going through styles

Added by dar ix over 1 year ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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currently if I want to share a single preset it requires the following steps.

  • Create style for the preset and export it
  • Import style
  • Apply style to image
  • Go to lighttable mode and save the preset

This actually doesnt even give you a complete import of all the settings in the preset:

"Auto apply" and "only show" parts aren't part of the style and therefor not transfered.

Screenshot_2019-04-10_11-29-38.png (33.8 KB) Rob Oo, 04/10/2019 12:30 PM

Capture d’écran de 2019-04-11 11-57-14.png (43.8 KB) Pascal Obry, 04/11/2019 01:02 PM

Screenshot_2019-04-11_12-12-13.png (40.8 KB) Rob Oo, 04/11/2019 01:13 PM

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Revision b934b3e2
Added by Pascal Obry 5 months ago

preferences: add support for loading and saving presets.

A long standing feature request, it is now possible to exchange
presets using this feature.

Fixes #11894.


#1 Updated by Pascal Obry 5 months ago

  • Assignee set to Pascal Obry
  • Target version set to 2.6.1

#2 Updated by Pascal Obry 5 months ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50
  • Status changed from New to In Progress

#3 Updated by Pascal Obry 5 months ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 100
  • Status changed from In Progress to Fixed

#4 Updated by Rob Oo 2 months ago

The 2.6.1 release notes mention the option to import/export presets: great!
The manual states: "Double clicking on a user-defined preset will open a menu. This allows editing the preset or saving it to an external .dtpreset file."

From the preferences menu settings, I can only import presets (see screenshot); not export.
And double clicking on a user-defined preset does nothing?

I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious. Please help me out.

#5 Updated by Pascal Obry 2 months ago

Well it works for me on Linux. Are you on Windows?

#6 Updated by Rob Oo 2 months ago

No, Debian, using

Could you please post a screenshot where I should look for the export-button?

#7 Updated by Pascal Obry 2 months ago

Sure, in the preferences, I have a preset +2 and when I double-click on the line I get this dialog with the [save] button.

#8 Updated by Rob Oo 2 months ago

Thanks a lot Pascal , I succeeded!
I guess it was the mouseover text ("description or further information"; see screenshot) that confused me totally. Never would have thought of that to be the place to enter a filename.
Plus, I expected an "export" button somewhere in the window.

Thanks again, Rob

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