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Preset Controls

1 Preset Library
The Preset Library is a collection of available styles for Silver Efex Pro 2, with thumbnails showing each style’s effect on the active image. The presets provide a fast way to both learn and use Silver Efex Pro 2, as well as provide a starting point to create custom presets that enable you to apply your own unique look to any image with a single click.

2 Preset Categories
The Preset Categories enable you to filter the provided presets. Clicking on a category will show only those presets that are found within that category. Click on the All category to show all presets again.

3 Favorite Selector
Clicking on the star next to a preset allows you to select it as a favorite preset. Favorite Presets will appear within the Favorites Preset Category. To deselect a preset as a favorite, click on its star again.


4 Custom Preset Library
This preset library will store all of your saved presets, allowing you to separate the included presets from the presets made for your own workflow.

5 Add a Preset
Click this button to save the current edits as a custom preset. After naming the preset, the thumbnail will be added to the library for later use.

6 Delete Preset
Roll over a preset to display this button. Clicking this button will remove the preset from the Custom Preset Library. This control is only available for imported/custom presets.

7 Export Preset
Roll over a preset to display this button. Clicking this button will export the single preset to a file that can be backed up and shared. This control is only available for imported/custom presets.

8 Update Preset
Roll over a preset to display this button. Clicking on this button will update the preset to match.

9 Export All
Click this button to save all of the current presets to the specified folder. The preset files can then be backed up or shared.

10 Imported Preset Library
This preset library lists the presets that you import from another computer, or download from the internet. Presets can be shared among any Silver Efex Pro 2 users.

11 Import a Preset
After clicking this button, a File dialog box will open. Navigate to the location of the presets you would like to download, highlight all of the presets to import, and click the Open button. The selected presets will now be in your imported library, and show a thumbnail preview of the applied effect.

Image by Piper Mackay

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