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5 Easy Steps To Installing Lightroom Presets

Please follow the accompanying tutorial if you still need to unzip an archive.

Adobe Lightroom is an excellent tool for photographers of all calibers. One of its best features is the capacity to install presets. Lightroom Presets are like filters for your pictures–they can help you maintain a consistent style or give your photos an entirely new look.

Many Lightroom presets are available online, and it can be daunting to try to figure out how to install them. Fortunately, it’s not as complicated as it seems! This article will show you how to install Lightroom presets in 5 easy steps.

Earlier versions of Lightroom:

The simplest way to install Lightroom presets is to download the desktop version and sync all presets using the official method. You can use the Preset Synchronization procedure using the official version of Lightroom and Adobe’s cloud. You will need XMP files for the desktop version, as Lightroom Classic version 7.3 changed presets from .lrtemplate to .xmp format. .lrtemplate files are now obsolete. The new XMP preset takes advantage of the new profile features in Lightroom 7.3; it will not work in older versions of Lightroom.

Step 1: Download the Presets

The first step is to find and download the presets you want to install.

There are a lot of different places you can find presets, but we recommend starting with the Adobe Add-ons page. Adobe Add-ons is a marketplace for Lightroom presets and other creative tools, and it’s a great place to find high-quality presets. Once you’ve found the presets you want to install, simply download them to your computer. Most presets will come in a .zip file, so you may need to unzip them before using them.

Step 2: Unzip the Presets

If your presets came in a .zip file, the next step is to unzip them. To do this, simply right-click on the .zip file and select “Extract All.” This will extract the presets into a folder that you can access on your computer.

Step 3: Open Lightroom

Once you’ve extracted the presets, the next step is to open Lightroom. In Lightroom CC (on desktops), click “File” and then “Import Presets.” If you need help restoring presets in an older version of Lightroom, check out this article from Adobe.

Step 4: Import the Presets

A new window will open, allowing you to select the presets you want to import. To select multiple presets, hold down the Ctrl key (PC) or Command key (Mac) and click on each preset you want to import. Once you have made your selections, click the “Import” button.

When you press the button, a file browser window will open. Find the folder where your DNG files are stored on your computer and select all of the preset files. Most .zip files come with .DNG files; however, we have had some customers who have not been able to use them as expected after unzipping them to their computers or phone. If you are having difficulty using the .DNG files, shoot us an email via our contact page.

Be certain to select all of your preset files and check off “User Presets” under “Place Presets In:” Afterward, click import!

If the process was successful, you should receive a message indicating that the presets were imported successfully.

Step 5: Apply the Presets

After installing the presets, you can use them for your photos. To do so, select a photo and click on the Presets tab. Find the preset you want to apply and click it. You can also modify the intensity of the preset by adjusting the slider next to the preset name. That’s all! You’ve now installed Lightroom presets. If this article was helpful, leave a comment below. We’re always happy to answer questions.

installng on lightroom mobile

To use mobile presets, you do not need an Adobe subscription; you only need to download the Lightroom Mobile App and create an account with Adobe. Now install Lightroom Mobile from your phone’s market. The only files you need to import the presets into the free mobile version of Lightroom are DNG-files.

To transfer the DNG image file (preset) to your mobile device, send it to your email and save it in your phone’s photo gallery. Or, use your cloud to synchronize the file with your gallery. Open the Lightroom mobile (or any other viewer program) to view the DNG image. Select the DNG image representing the preset you’d like to apply to a future image. You should see that image, with the preset applied, in full screen on your device. Then, select the editing button.

Now touch the “…” in the upper right corner and select “Copy Settings.” This will copy the Preset settings to be used on future images. When you’ve got the settings copied, head back to the main screen of Lightroom mobile, and locate the image you’d like to edit.

Select the image to have it fill the screen. With the image selected, touch the “…” once more, and select “Paste Settings.” This should “apply” the preset to your image.

From here, you can edit the image further (by Cropping, Rotating, or changing slider values, for example) until you are satisfied with the result. You can also save the opened DNG file as a preset, so you don’t have to copy and paste settings anymore. You can use the preset you saved in Lightroom whenever you want. Please refer to the screenshot below for more information.

unzip an archive

The files you’ll get are packed in ZIP format. A ZIP file is simply a collection of one or more files and/or folders but is compressed into a single file for easy downloads as well to save space. It decreases the time it takes for you to download it to your computer, and keeps the hundreds or thousands of files nicely organized in the single ZIP file.

The easiest way to open a ZIP file is to double-click on it and let your computer show you the folders and files contained inside. In most Desktop operating systems, including Windows and macOS, ZIP files are handled internally, without the need for any extra software.

You can also open a ZIP file on most mobile devices. iOS users can install iZip for free, and Android users should be able to work with ZIP files via B1 Archiver or 7Zipper.

If you’d rather not use a program to open a ZIP file, lots of online services support the format, too. Online services like WOBZIP, Files2Zip.com and B1 Online Archiver let you simply upload your ZIP file to see all the files inside, and then download one or more of them individually.

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