It is very annoying that noise reduction settings are saved in the presets and there is still no way to discard those settings when loading a preset. This means changing and re-saving all your presets if you don’t want to change the noise setting EVERY time.
It is very convenient that you can now copy and paste selected settings from one to another image. As far as I am aware it is not possible to load selected settings from a preset. It’s all or nothing. (Win10)
As far as I can see there are only 3 built in presets that change the settings for noise reduction. Those are “DXO Standard”, “DXO Optical Corrections only” and “No Correction”. All the rest of the built in presets appear to be partial presets which ignore noise reduction settings.
If you have created your own full presets, or have downloaded full presets created by others, then all settings, including those for noise reduction, will be changed to whatever defaults are set in those presets,
The key to eliminating the resetting of any adjustments by a preset is to modify it from full to partial by removing those features you don’t want adjusted when it is selected. That can be done via the Preset Editor in PhotoLab 4 Elite.The effort will depend on the number of changes you make. Just removing noise reduction from a preset might take a minute or two once you are comfortable using the Preset Editor,
I’m not sure why you think that is a vague way to deal with presets. How would you prefer it was done? Unlike the copying settings from image to image, using that technique to permanently modify presets is not really practical. Using the preset editor is quick and easy to use and allows for an infinite number of possibilities once you understand how it works…
You can add a default noise reduction setting to your presets, but if you do, using that preset will override any other changes you’ve previously made to that setting. Generally, you would put default settings in your start up presets in Preferences, like DXO Standard, so the defaults are applied automatically the first time you edit an image.
When using DeepPRIME, you should always get the result that you currently get when setting Chrominance to 0 first—whatever the value. The difference is quite subtle on most images, I think that’s why it was not detected before.
I believe I identified the reason and hope we can fix this in one of the coming minor releases.
PS: concerning the request for selectively applying presets—that’s more than just a bugfix. If it is not listed under feature requests yet, please do so
Yes, this is really convenient, and very easy to set-up: All you need to do is;
Open a new image (one not encountered by PL before - to ensure there are no settings being applied from the database) … and apply the DxO Standard preset to it.
Make all your setting changes, as you’d like them to be applied as your default starting point
– this can include making tool-setting changes - BUT, with the tool NOT activated
– so you can later activate the tool (as required) with your preferred settings already applied.
Use the menu option Image / Create preset from current settings
And, finally, replacing DxO Standard (in Preferences) with your personal new default preset: