A user of my Smart Layer Export plugin asked me how to manage presets so I thought I’d just post some tips for everyone.
At the top left of the panel you’ll see the presets area.
1. Presets Dropdown
First is the Presets Dropdown, which loads a preset and applies it over your current settings.
A note about presets; they don’t have to include all settings, and if they omit particular settings then your current settings will remain after selecting a preset.
This allows for a preset to only affect one part of the panel (for example, only the destination folder) and leave other settings untouched.
2. Add Preset Button
The Add Preset button allows you to create a new Preset.
It will bring up the following dialog box.
Which allows you to name your preset, as well as select which options should be included in it (see above note about partial presets).
3. Import Preset Button
The Import Preset button brings up a file search dialog box which allows you to add exported presets to your list.
4. Export Preset Button
The Export Preset button allows you to save a preset (or the current settings) to a preset file which can then be distributed and imported on other computers.
Accessing internal Preset files
The controls provided are fairly simple and don’t allow for editing/deleting presets.
If you need to edit/delete a plugin, you currently need to access the folder where they are stored on the hard drive.
On Windows, it is here:
On Mac OSX, it is here:
Here you can delete presets as well as edit them in a text editer (if you know XML).