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I have a question regarding the "presets" under the ADJUSTMENT tab (Default, Lighten, Darken u. g.) in PHOTO.

After my update to 1.7 they are gone. Only DEFAULT (in the German version called STANDARD) left.

Do you have a hint how I can get them back? They were very functional for quick or rough changes.

Many thanks in advance,


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If you have a backup of the per user folder where your settings were stored in version 1.6.x, this may be possible. Officially, it is an unsupported hack, so it is a 'try at your own risk' fix, but if you first back up the current 1.7 folder somewhere it should be reasonably safe to try. Just make sure the app is not running when you try it.

The folder location is different for Mac & Windows. This post by forum moderator @Leigh will tell you the file path for both, & down in the Reset Adjustments section that the Adjustment settings are stored in the adjustments.propcol file. So at least in theory, if you replace the current version of the file with the one from your backup & restart Photos, the adjustments you created in 1.6 should be available in the panel.

If this doesn't work, you can quit the app, restore the  1.7 version backup of this file (not the whole folder), & (hopefully) nothing will be amiss the next time you run the app.

Affinity Photo 1.7.2, Affinity Designer 1.7.2, Affinity Publisher 1.7.2; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
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