How to install Lightroom Presets

How to Install Lightroom Presets

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This short tutorial is meant to guide you through all the steps to learn how to install Lightroom presets and start editing your photos faster than ever.

Lightroom presets are helpful to speed up your photo editing workflow.

Have you downloaded your FREE Lightroom Presets Pack from Pixinfocus? If not you can do so by entering your email below or learn more about it here.

Before we start, installing Lightroom Presets is very easy but if you’re not familiar with basic Lightroom commands here’s a guide on how to edit in Lightroom that will guide you through the basics.

How to Add Presets to Lightroom

How to Install Lightroom Presets
  • Open Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Open the Develop module
  • Go to “Presets” on the left sidebar
  • Click “+” (see image)
  • Click “Import Preset(s)
  • Find the presets in your computer’s folder

And you’re done your presets are now available in Lightroom Classic CC.

Install Lightroom Presets on a Mac (old Lightroom Versions)

This is How to Import Lightroom presets for Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and Lightroom CC on a Mac

Install Lightroom Presets on a Mac
  • Open Adobe Lightroom
  • Go to “Preferences” in the top Lightroom menu
  • In the Preferences window go to the “Presets” tab
  • Click on “Show Lightroom Develop Presets
Show Lightroom Develop Presets window on Mac
  • The Lightroom Settings folder will open
  • Now Copy and Paste the Lightroom presets from your download folder into the Lightroom Settings folder

Close the folder and your Presets will be available on the left sidebar in the Develop panel. You might need to restart Lightroom.

Install Lightroom Presets on Windows (old Lightroom Versions)

This is How to Import Lightroom presets for Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and Lightroom CC on PC Windows

  • Open Adobe Lightroom
  • Go to “Preferences” in the Edit menu
  • In the Preferences window go to the “Presets” tab
  • Click on “Show Lightroom Develop Presets”
  • The Lightroom Settings folder will open
  • Now Copy and Paste the Lightroom presets from your download folder into the Lightroom Settings folder

Close the folder and your Presets will be available on the left sidebar in the Develop panel. You might need to restart Lightroom.

How to Install Lightroom Presets on Lightroom Mobile

These steps are valid to install Lightroom .xmp files and older .lrtemplate files.

To install Lightroom presets on the mobile app you’ll need Lightroom Desktop (not Lightroom Classic) on your computer and make sure that Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Desktop on your computer are synced with your Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Download Lightroom Mobile on iOS or Android
  • Open Lightroom Desktop on your computer (Mac or Win)
  • Click on the Cloud Icon (top-right) and make sure the syncing is active and Syncing is complete
Lightroom Desktop
  • Now open Lightroom mobile app
  • Open an image you’d like to edit
  • Tap “Presets” from the bottom settings (scroll right to see it)
Lightroom presets on the mobile app
  • You’ll see a new window with all the default presets
  • By default, the color presets should be open, close it by tapping on the name or arrow and you should see all the other default presets.
Lightroom mobile presets screen

To import your presets:

  • From the presets window
  • Tap on the three dots (top-right)
  • Tap on Manage Presets
  • Select your installed Lightroom Presets and activate/deactivate the ones you don’t need
Lightroom mobile manage presets

Download and Install Your Presets

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