I have created a few presets in Lightroom CC and, now, I wish to rename them. How can I rename User Presets in Lightroom CC?

Please, note the question is specific to Lightroom CC and not Lightroom Classic, thanks.


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One possible way is:

  • get not edited image
  • apply preset you want to rename
  • create new preset with desired name
  • delete preset with old name

Next idea is a bit speculative as I don't have this software installed:

  • find in the filesystem where are stored these files. they have extension .XMP

  • open the files with your presets in text editor

  • search for structure like:

       <rdf:li xml:lang="x-default">The name you search for</rdf:li>
  • change the text and save the file.

  • start Lightroom CC and eventually you will have your presets renamed

  • \$\begingroup\$ True, but feels a bit like a workaround - I wonder why such on obvious functionality is not available... \$\endgroup\$ Feb 17, 2022 at 16:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @smn.tino, I edit my question and add another (possible) way. DO not forget to make a backup of the file you edit. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 17, 2022 at 16:53

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