by Julieanne Kost

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April 1, 2011

I neglected to mention yesterday that you can choose to display tool presets for all of your tools or only the currently selected tool by clicking the “Current Tool Only” box on or off on the Tool Presets panel (and/or by clicking the Tool Preset icon on the far left of the options bar).

The Tool Preset icon on the Options bar can also be used to reset the tools to their defaults. Select the desired Tool and Control -click (Mac) or right mouse click on the Tool Preset Picker to select “Reset Tool” or “Reset All Tools”.



  • By Bojan Živković - 6:26 AM on April 1, 2011  

    You can also automatically switch between tools by choosing different tool preset. So if you have cropped image in specific size and next step is to add text or draw specific shape, there is no need to activate tool first then go to tool preset, simply choose preset for shape or type and you will automatically jump to Type or Shape tool ready to start working with chosen preset.

  • By Pat Kunder - 2:50 PM on April 1, 2011  

    I know this doesn’t relate to the current post, but I am really going crazy with my metadata. For some reason LR3 is changing the date and year a photograph was originally taken and of course moving the photo to the corresponding folder. I have several hundreds photos which I have to go back and correct. But the even bigger problem is it is still doing it. NAPP said they have never heard of this problem. and I haven’t found anything in any of the forums to help me solve this problem….Julieanne, please tell me what I should do to stop this from happening.
    PattiK ~ Williamsburg, VA

    • By Julieanne Kost - 11:12 AM on April 11, 2011  

      Patti, I’m sorry, but I have never heard of this happening either. Although I would love to be able to handle your technical questions personally, I’m afraid that the volume of mail I receive just doesn’t make that possible. If I were to answer every question, I’d have no time left for creating videos and tutorials and attending events where ultimately I can reach and assist the most people. If you’re looking for this tutorial information, you can find everything I’ve created at and, along with links to other informative sites on the Web.

      Of course, Adobe does have a staff of people who focus full time on answering technical support questions, and I encourage you to take advantage of this resource. You can find more information at Also, feel free to send me an e-mail to let me know how your experience with tech support was, good or bad. I do like to know whether you were able to get what you need, and, if not, you can be sure I’ll send your feedback on to the right people so that they can continue to make these services better.

  • By Julieanne Kost - 10:31 AM on April 2, 2011  

    Thanks for this excellent suggestion!