How to Install Lightroom Presets & Add Presets to Lightroom (2023)

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How To Install & Use Lightroom Presets in Lightroom

To add and install presets into Lightroom there are a few methods to import lightroom presets and add them, depending on which version of Lightroom you use. We have included the methods for the different install versions below. If you are uncertain which version of Lightroom you are using, click on “Help” then “System Info”. The version you are using will be listed at the top of the box.

Lightroom CC (.xmp)
Lightroom Classic CC (.xmp)
Lightroom Classic CC (.lrtemplate)
Lightroom Mobile CC (xmp)
Lightroom Mobile (dng)

How to Import Presets into
Lightroom CC 2021/2022 Version 5.1+ (.xmp)

    1. Open your zip file.
    2. Save the Greater than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer in preparation to import the Lightroom presets.
    3. Open Lightroom, then open the edit panel and then open the presets panel as show in the image below.
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    5. Click the “…” at the top right of the presets panel and select “IMPORT PRESETS”.
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    7. Select the folder of the collection of presets you want to import. Note: You will import the whole folder, not the individual presets.
    8. Your presets will install and be available to use in the presets panel.

How to Add Presets to
Lightroom Classic CC 2021/2022 Version 11.1+ (.XMP)

    1. Open your zip file.
    2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
    3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder.
    4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
      • Mac – Lightroom Classic > Preferences
      • PC – Edit > Preferences
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    6. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show Lightroom Develop Presets button. *Note: It should take you to the location below for your computer. Turn on your show hidden files option to be sure you see locations below. Once in the “Camera Raw” folder, navigate to the “Settings” folder.
      • Mac: / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw
      • Windows: \ ProgramData \ Adobe \ CameraRaw
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    8. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the entire preset collection folder into the Settings folder.
    9. Restart Lightroom. Your presets can be found in the Preset panel of Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw.

How to Install Presets in
Lightroom Classic CC (.LRTEMPLATE)

    1. Open your zip file.
    2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
    3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
    4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
      • Mac – Lightroom > Preferences
      • PC – Edit > Preferences

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5. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show All Other Lightroom Presets button as shown in the graphic below.

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6. You will be taken to a folder named Adobe. Inside the Adobe folder, navigate to the Lightroom folder and then to the Develop Presets folder.

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7. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the entire preset collection folder into the Develop Presets folder.

8. Restart Lightroom.

(Video) Installing Presets in Lightroom Classic CC 2019 2020 [ How To Tutorial for XMP & LR Template Files ]

9. Once it has relaunched, click anywhere in the interface and you will then see an import process take place to update and convert your files. Now you’re done! You can find your GTG presets under the Preset section in the Develop module.

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How to Download Presets to
Lightroom in Versions 4-6 (.lrtemplate)

    1. Open your zip file.
    2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
    3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
    4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
      • Mac – Lightroom > Preferences
      • PC – Edit > Preferences

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5. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show Lightroom Presets Folder button. Note: ‘Store presets with this catalog’ should remain unchecked.

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6. You will be taken to a folder named Lightroom. Click inside and find the Develop Presets folder.

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7. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the entire preset collection folder into the Develop Presets folder.

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8. Restart Lightroom and you’re done! You can find your GTG presets under the Preset section in the Develop module.

How to Use & Install Mobile Presets

Install Mobile Presets - Free Lightroom Mobile App (DNG)

How to Install Mobile Presets

1. Get the DNG files onto your phone via download and unzip or email.

  • IMPORTANT: Your phone must have unzipping software installed on it.
  • For older iPhones, download a free app such as iZip to unzip your files.
  • PRO TIP: Make Your Presets Clickable and Easier to Use (See FAQs Below).

2. Open up the Adobe Lightroom App and create and sign in to your free account.

3. Create a new Folder by clicking ‘New Item’.

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4. Click ‘CREATE NEW – Folder’ at the bottom and then name the folder ‘Gatsby Presets’.

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5. Click into the Gatsby Presets folder you created and click ‘CREATE ALBUM’ or the ‘+’ symbol in upper right corner. Add an album for each preset collection.

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6. Add your DNG files to each album by clicking the 3 dots to the right in line with the album name.

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7. Then click ‘Add Photos’.

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8. Select your dng files to add and then click the ‘ADD’ button.

(Video) Installing Lightroom Presets in Lightroom CC Desktop

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9. To use presets, select Edit and then ‘Copy Settings’ of a DNG file.

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10. Then ‘Paste Settings’ to image you want to apply it to.

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(Video) Easily Install Lightroom Presets 2020

Install Mobile Presets - Lightroom CC Desktop (XMP)


Having Trouble Syncing Presets to Mobile - Lightroom CC Desktop (XMP)

If you are having issues getting your presets to synch from your Lightroom CC Desktop to your Lightroom Mobile, your issue is probably a lack of cloud storage. Follow these few steps to ensure you have enough storage for the presets to automatically load into Lightroom Mobile.

1. Ensure you are logged into your Adobe account on both your desktop & phone.

2. View the status of your cloud storage by clicking the cloud located in the top right corner of the desktop app.

3. Click the “3 Dots” icon in the upper right corner then click “Cloud Storage & Sync” so you can view your available storage from your phone.

(Video) How To Import Lightroom Mobile Presets In 4 Easy Steps

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4. If your storage is full, you can either delete files or upgrade your Adobe photography plan per the guidelines found here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/upgrade-creative-cloud-storage.html

Make Your Presets Clickable

Make Your Mobile Presets Clickable

You can make your presets easier to use without copying and pasting each time you want to apply settings. To do this you’ll need to go to each DNG preset, select it, click the 3 dots at top right, select ‘Create Preset’, name the preset the same name it already has, and then for the first image in each collection create a new Preset Group to contain your presets and name it the the same as the collection you are setting up. Once you have done this task for each preset and added each preset to your new Presets Group, your presets will then be available in the presets panel as their own group which will allow you to select and preview or apply each preset with one click.

How Do I Get The Files On My Phone?

How To Get Files On Your Phone

You can either download directly and unzip on your phone or you can download and unzip on your desktop and then email them to an email account you can check on your phone. To unzip directly on your phone you will need to download an app that unzips files from either the Apple Store (for iphones) or Google Play Store (for androids). If you don’t want to install any new apps on your phone, just email them to your phone.

Can I Use These Mobile Lightroom Presets On My Desktop?

Yes, each collection comes with both DNG files (for mobile use on the free app) and XMP files (for both desktop and mobile use). The XMP files can be installed and used on desktop in Creative Cloud, but should only be on Jpeg files.

Clean Up Your Mobile Presets Folder

(Video) INSTALLING PRESETS IN LIGHTROOM CC CLASSIC (LRTEMPLATE + XMP)

Clean Up Your Mobile Presets Folder

Clean up your presets folder. Click the 3 dots at top right of the presets panel and click ‘MANAGE PRESETS’ and uncheck any/all of the default presets loaded with Lightroom that you won’t want to use in any of your editing.

FAQs

How do I import Lightroom presets into Lightroom? ›

Installation Guide for Lightroom Mobile on Android devices

Start your Lightroom application and select an image from your library. Go down to the Botton of the toolbar and press the Presets tab to the right. Press the three dots icon and select Import Presets.

How do I add presets to Lightroom 2022? ›

Installation Guide for Lightroom Mobile app (Android)

02 / Open the Lightroom application on your phone and select an image from your library and press to open it. 03 / Slide the toolbar to the bottom to the right and press the "Presets" tab. Press the three dots to open the menu and select "Import Presets".

How do I add an import preset to Lightroom? ›

To create an import preset, specify import options and then chose Import Preset > Save Current Settings As New Preset at the bottom of the import window. To apply an import preset, select it from the Import Preset menu at the bottom of the import window, and click Import.

How do I import a preset File? ›

Import presets
  1. Open the Presets panel by clicking the Presets icon at the bottom of the Edit panel. ...
  2. In your Finder (MacOS) or Explorer window (Windows), navigate to the preset files that you want to import. ...
  3. Click the Import button in your Finder or Explorer window.
4 Nov 2019

Why can't I import my presets into Lightroom? ›

(2) Please check your Lightroom Classic preferences (Top menu bar > Preferences > Presets > Visibility). If you see the option "Store presets with this catalog" checked, please uncheck it for your presets to appear. (3) With recent Adobe updates, Adobe automatically hides presets that are missing profiles.

Where do I paste Lightroom presets? ›

b. Use the import dialog in Lightroom desktop
  1. From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets.
  2. In the Import dialog that appears, browse to the required path and select the presets that you want to import. Check the file location for Lightroom Classic presets on Win and macOS.
  3. Click Import.
16 May 2021

What Folder are Lightroom presets in? ›

The new location for the Lightroom Presets folder is in the “Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings” folder. On a Windows PC, you will find this in the Users folder.

Where are presets stored in Lightroom? ›

Quick answer: To locate where Lightroom presets are stored, go to the Lightroom Develop module, open the Presets panel, right-click (Option-click on Mac) on any preset and select the Show in Explorer (Show in Finder on Mac) option. You will be taken to the location of the preset on your computer.

How do I install preset packs? ›

Lightroom Classic OLD Install Method: Open Lightroom Classic and click on the small “+” at the top of the Presets Panel. Choose “Import Presets” from the opens that open. Navigate to the ZIPPED preset file you downloaded. The presets will automatically install!

How do I import presets into Lightroom iOS? ›

Apply the new preset
  1. Open the photo to which you wish to apply the preset. Tap the Presets panel at the bottom of the screen. ...
  2. Tap Yours and select the Preset Group in which you saved your new preset. Presets Group in Lightroom for mobile (iOS) ...
  3. Select the preset and tap icon to apply the preset.
7 Mar 2022

What does import do in Lightroom? ›

Importing creates a one-to-one relationship between your Lightroom Catalog's thumbnails/previews and the image files on your hard drive. It is absolutely essential for you to understand that your Lightroom Catalog is an index, a searchable database, of your photography. This database does not contain your actual image.

How do I find downloaded presets? ›

After the download has completed, open Lightroom and enter the “Develop” tab. You'll see your presets populating the left-hand side of your screen. You can also right-click on your presets module to “Import” presets from the folder where you unzipped the contents of your download.

How do I add a preset to an entire album? ›

How To Apply a Lightroom preset to all your images
  1. In Development mode, choose a preset you want to apply.
  2. Then select all the images that you want to apply the preset on.
  3. Click on Sync and press Synchronization.
  4. After all that, your preset will appear on all of your selected images at once.
24 Jan 2017

Do professional photographers use Lightroom presets? ›

Professional photographers use presets because, in the hands of a skilled editor, they are always better and easier than manual editing. If you feel unsure about how to get started, check out this Lightroom editing course to learn more about Lightroom skills, like using presets.

What is the difference between Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Lightroom Classic? ›

What are the differences between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic? Lightroom is the new cloud-based photo service that works across desktop, mobile, and web. Lightroom Classic is the desktop-focused digital photography product.

How do I add settings to all photos in Lightroom? ›

To paste the copied Develop settings to multiple photos, select the photos in the Grid view or the Filmstrip of the Library module and choose Photo > Develop Settings > Paste Settings.

How do I copy and paste Lightroom presets? ›

To copy and paste settings in Lightroom, select a photo in the filmstrip with your edits applied. Then press Command or Control + C, press the “Check All” option from the copy settings window and click “Copy.” Now select your next photo and press Command or Control + V to paste the settings.

How do I access presets in Lightroom? ›

How to Use Presets in the Lightroom Mobile App
  1. Open your Mobile App and choose a photo you would like to edit.
  2. Go to the Presets section. ...
  3. Once you click on the Presets section, it will open to a random preset collection. ...
  4. To change the collection of presets, tap on the collection name at the top of the preset options.
25 Apr 2022

Where is Adobe preset folder? ›

In Lightroom, make sure you're in the Develop Module. On the left hand side of the screen, click “Presets,” so the preset section is expanded. Right click (Windows) or Option click (Mac) on any specific preset you see listed. Choose “Show in Explorer.” This will open up the file location where that preset is stored.

How do I import a preset folder? ›

Open the Presets panel by clicking the Presets icon at the bottom of the Edit panel. Then click the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the Presets panel, and choose Import Presets. Alternatively, you can import presets from the Menu bar by choosing File > Import Profiles & Presets.

How do I add presets to a folder? ›

Adding a preset to your Lightroom Favorites folder is very simple. Just right-click on the different presets you love and click "Add to Favorites" from the menu that pops up. Your "Favorite" presets can now be accessed in the Favorites folder at the top of the Presets Panel.

How do I organize my Lightroom library? ›

Organize albums into folders
  1. In the Albums area in the left pane, click the + icon. Click Create Folder. Lightroom lists the folder in the Albums area.
  2. Drag one or more albums under the folder.
  3. If necessary, create subfolders and add albums to them.
16 May 2021

Are presets stored in Lightroom catalog? ›

Every computer and operating system is different, but your Lightroom presets will consistently be found in the same location. This is because of how Lightroom as an application is designed. Fortunately, it makes it much easier to find your presets – which is the key part to getting them to sync with your LR catalog.

Where can I download free presets? ›

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How do I import classic presets into Lightroom mobile? ›

To get presets to your mobile device, you need to import them into the Lightroom Desktop App. Once imported, they sync automatically to the cloud and then to the Lightroom mobile app. In the Lightroom Desktop application, click File > Import Profiles & Presets.

How do I add presets to my iPhone photos? ›

Scroll through the editing icons at the bottom of the screen and tap Presets. If you want to apply presets you've imported, tap User Presets. A menu of all your imported and created presets will appear. Simply choose the one you want to apply to your photo.

How do I put presets on my iPhone photos? ›

(iPhone) In the Edit panel in the Loupe view, tap Presets icon at the bottom of the screen. Tap the three-dots ( ) icon at the upper-right corner of the Presets pop-up screen and choose Create Preset.

When I import photos to Lightroom where do they go? ›

In the case of importing from a camera or card reader, Lightroom Classic copies the photos to your hard drive and adds the links to the photos in the catalog.

Should you add or copy photos to Lightroom? ›

The downside is that copying files still takes time. The “Add” option is the one I suggest you use mostly here. With an “Add” import you are telling Lightroom to “reference” the files where they are located on the computer.

How do I find missing presets in Lightroom? ›

Check Lightroom on the web to see if your photos and presets have synced. If they're synced, you can reinstall the app and all your assets will be available. If sync has been paused, any non-synced asset could be at risk. If assets are not synced, photos and presets will get deleted when you delete the app.

Can you apply a preset to all photos in Lightroom? ›

To quickly select multiple images, you can Ctrl+click on each photo. Or you can click the first one, hold 'Shift' and click on the last one. In the 'Quick Develop' panel, select a 'Saved Preset' in the drop-down menu. Lightroom will update all photos with the selected preset.

How do I stack presets in Lightroom? ›

Here's how to do it:
  1. Click on your desired image in your Lightroom Mobile library to open in "Edit" Mode:
  2. Open your "Presets" tab from the bottom toolbar and select your desired collection:
  3. Apply a General Preset and check to apply:
  4. Open your "Presets" tab again, apply your desired Tool Preset, and check to apply.

Can you mass apply a preset in Lightroom? ›

One quick way is to simply select multiple images in the Library module by holding down the Ctrl button, then applying your preset to all of them. Alternatively, you can apply a preset to a batch of photos immediately on import.

Can you transfer Lightroom presets? ›

Choose the Presets Tab from the new window that opens up. Halfway down, click on the "Show Lightroom Develop Presets" button. It will open a Finder or Explorer window and highlight a folder called "Settings." Double-click on that folder. Copy the preset files you saved (XMP files) and paste them into this folder.

Can I transfer presets from Lightroom to Lightroom Classic? ›

While you can sync presets from Lightroom to Lightroom Mobile, you CAN NOT sync presets from Lightroom to Lightroom Classic. If you want to move presets to Lightroom Classic (from any other Lightroom version), you will need to install those presets again in Lightroom Classic.

How do I import presets into Lightroom IOS? ›

How to Install Presets in the Free Lightroom Mobile App
  1. Step 1: Unzip the Files. ...
  2. Step 2: Save the Presets. ...
  3. Step 3: Install and Open the Lightroom Mobile CC App. ...
  4. Step 4: Add the DNG/Preset Files to Lightroom Mobile. ...
  5. Step 5: Create Lightroom Presets from the DNG Files.
16 Mar 2022

How do I transfer my Lightroom presets to another device? ›

From Lightroom desktop click on the three-dot icon in the Presets panel, click on Import Presets, then choose the preset you downloaded. You can also use Adobe Creative Cloud to sync the preset across desktop and mobile. Just make sure that syncing is enabled by tapping the cloud symbol on the mobile app.

Where is the Lightroom presets folder? ›

In Lightroom, make sure you're in the Develop Module. On the left hand side of the screen, click “Presets,” so the preset section is expanded. Right click (Windows) or Option click (Mac) on any specific preset you see listed. Choose “Show in Explorer.” This will open up the file location where that preset is stored.

How do I transfer Lightroom catalog and presets to another computer? ›

How to Transfer Lightroom to a New Computer
  1. Step 1: Backup Lightroom Catalog. ...
  2. Step 2: Install Lightroom on New Computer. ...
  3. Step 3: Migrate Photo Library to New Computer. ...
  4. Transfer Catalog to New Computer. ...
  5. Step 5: Reconnect Any Missing Folders. ...
  6. Step 6: Reinstall Lightroom Presets.
9 Jul 2022

Can I merge Lightroom and Lightroom Classic? ›

To sync Lightroom Classic photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom apps, the photographs must be in synced collections or in All Synced Photographs collection. Photos within a synced collection are automatically available in Lightroom on your desktop, mobile, and web.

How do I paste a preset into Lightroom Classic? ›

Ctrl+Shift+V in Windows and Command+Shift+V in Mac OS will paste your settings to the new image you opened. You can apply copied settings to another image in the Library module. Once you have copied the settings, choose one photo you want to apply them to in the Library module.

What's the difference between Lightroom CC and classic? ›

What are the differences between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic? Lightroom is the new cloud-based photo service that works across desktop, mobile, and web. Lightroom Classic is the desktop-focused digital photography product.

How do I install presets? ›

Lightroom Classic OLD Install Method: Open Lightroom Classic and click on the small “+” at the top of the Presets Panel. Choose “Import Presets” from the opens that open. Navigate to the ZIPPED preset file you downloaded. The presets will automatically install!

Where are my presets in Lightroom on iPhone? ›

Go to the Presets section. You will find it along the bottom of the screen, but you may have to scroll all the way to the right to find this option. 3. Once you click on the Presets section, it will open to a random preset collection.

How do I get my presets back in Lightroom on new phone? ›

Check Lightroom on the web to see if your photos and presets have synced. If they're synced, you can reinstall the app and all your assets will be available. If sync has been paused, any non-synced asset could be at risk. If assets are not synced, photos and presets will get deleted when you delete the app.

How do I transfer files from one Lightroom account to another? ›

Log into Lightroom CC with the "old" account:
  1. Select all files in your library (using CTRL+A)
  2. File > Save To...
  3. For "File Type" select "Original + Settings"
  4. For "Location" choose a convenient location.
  5. Save.

Does Lightroom sync across devices? ›

Photos and albums you add to the Lightroom Ecosystem on any of your mobile devices, or via Lightroom on the web, will automatically sync to Lightroom Classic on your computer. Any images imported into the desktop version of Lightroom will also sync to Lightroom Classic.

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