i wil answer without reading the reply’s first:
Q1 : i think the amount and size of the thumbnails is good enough, maybe when i hoover over it with a mouse a form of “double the size” on the selected one. (where the pointer is)
That way i can see better if it’s the right one.
Q2: difficult to say, i have a general preset which i use mostly and created some partial presets out the presets in the list to change some things but in general i don’t use the large amount of presets much. (i start to adjust from feel of the thing not in a premeditated workplan and if i need some auto change a full preset undo that first step of adjusting which cause me to start over.)
So i made a skin setting out of your portrait preset, i can apply this at any time and it only places the skin related contrast things and colors:
this i could also do for contrast types. low - mid - high global and low mid high in tonality (when you have Filmpack)
Q2b what i would like to see as extra’s are:
- night photography (so we can see what it looks like if a pro would set up the sliders.
- sky enhancement in blue and sundown.
- detail extracter like we have in NIK (to pull out detail to the max. without overpush it.
- flower mode. (detail and colorbalance)
Why? well i / we can learn from those presets how we best can set up the sliders to start from if we like to use this in a certain image. That’s how i see default profided presets, examples how i can do things. And if i understand the why and how i make my own (partial) one if i like the effects, so it doesn’t interfere with my personal finetuning for my camera profile.
Q3 you didn’t ask ;-): but how can we improve the user interface:
i would to have some rating/ favorite function to group my most used/liked and or tagg them as such. see the full extended row of presets is gathered in the time:
(I thank Mark for his work on the Filmpack presets. )
If i could rate my presets with stars i could easier choose from the load of previews. So i don’t have to rename them and put them in a my “like it folder”.
The Preset Editor is maybe a bit “outdated” in user interface.