Updates to Lightroom Classic ­- Profile and Preset Management, Color Labels, and Auto-Stack

Adobe Lightroom Classic

I’m excited to announce several updates and new features in Lightroom Classic including new profile and preset managers, color labels for organizing  folders, auto-stacking options for HDR, panoramas and more. 

Improvements to Preset management. 

  • To selectively hide and show groups of presets, click on the ‘+’ icon on the Presets panel and select Manage Presets.

  • Use the check to toggle the visibility of preset groups.   

  • To reset the visibility of all presets, Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on the Preset group (not an individual preset), and select Reset Hidden Presets.
  • To disable presets from previewing in the Loupe view upon rollover, under Preferences > Performance, uncheck “Enable on hover preview of presets in Loupe”. The preset will still preview in the Navigator panel. 

With the preference unchecked, rolling over a preset in the preset panel displays a preview of the preset in the Navigator panel, but not Loupe view.

Improvements to Profile management. 

  • To selectively hide and show groups of profiles, right-click on a Profile set (not an individual profile) and select Manage Profiles.

  • Use the check to toggle the visibility of profile sets. Note: the Favorites set can not be hidden.


  • To reset the visibility of all profiles, Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on a Profile Set and select Reset Hidden Profiles. 
  • Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on the name of the Profile Set and choose to expand or collapse all Profile Sets. 
  • When previewing profiles, press and hold Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) to temporarily disable loupe preview for a quick before/after comparison.

Color Labels for Folders.

  • Right-click on a folder in the Folder panel and choose Add Color Label to color-code a folder.

  • To filter based on folder color label, select Labeled Folders from the Folder Search drop down menu.

New Auto-Stack options.

  • To automatically stack the source and resulting images of a merged Panorama or HDR, check the Create Stack option within the HDR/Panorama merge tools (Photo Merge > HDR/Panorama). The resulting (merged) image conveniently appears at the top of the stack.

  • When using Photo > Stacking > Auto-Stack by Capture Time, stacks will now collapse by default.

Faster Searching in Folders

  • The speed in which you see folders when you search for them has been greatly improved. 

HEIC Image Support

  • Lightroom Classic now supports HEIC files in OSX 10.13 or higher. 

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 06-19-2018


  • By Yac1066 - 3:42 AM on June 20, 2018  

    Zut, les couleurs se réfèrent aux description des labels idem pour les couleurs ajoutées aux cadres des photos ! C’est donc innutilisable si on a défini les labels pour chaque couleur, car forcement des couleurs dans les dossiers n’auront pas la méme signification que des couleurs désignant les photos !!!

    Heck, the colors refer to the description of the idem labels for the colors added to the photo frames! It is therefore useless if we have defined the labels for each color, because forcing colors in the folders will not have the same meaning as colors designating the photos !!!

  • By phim sec nhật bản - 9:16 AM on June 20, 2018  

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  • By C - 5:43 AM on June 23, 2018  

    Thank you for a very helpful blog.

    I am having trouble being able to see my profile options in the Basic Panel.
    I am using LR Classic CC (updated6/23/18) and NEF (RAW) files. I can only see a few in the camera calibration panel.
    How do I get the profiles “installed” or the option to appear in the panel?