FAQ: Lightroom Presets

Desktop Presets

How will I receive my Desktop Presets?
Upon payment, you will receive an email with the zip file to download and install into Lightroom.

How do I install Desktop Presets into Lightroom?

For Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC (2017 and newer)

  • Download presets zip file
  • Open Lightroom
  • Navigate to the “Develop” module
  • At the top right of the Presets panel (left column), click the plus (+) icon.
  • Click “Import Presets…”
  • Select the presets zip file
  • Click “Import”
  • You should now see your presets on the left-hand side when in the “Develop” module

For Lightroom CC 2015

(Note: Lightroom CC 2015 does not support Adobe’s new .xmp template file format.)

  • Download presets zip file
  • Double click the file to un-zip the folder
  • Open Lightroom
  • Go to: ‘Lightroom’ (top left corner) > Preferences > Presets (or Edit > Preferences > Presets for Windows users)
  • Click on the button titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  • Double click on Lightroom
  • Double click on Develop Presets
  • Copy the un-zipped folder of your presets into Develop Presets folder
  • Restart Lightroom
  • You should now see your presets on the left-hand side when in the “Develop” module

Are Desktop Presets mobile friendly?
They are designed to be used on desktop, with Lightroom.

Can these presets be used on RAW or JPEG images?
Yes, both work however RAW will give the best results.

Can I transfer my presets if I buy a new computer?
Yes! Once you’ve downloaded your presets, it’s a good idea to back them up on an external hard drive or cloud storage like Dropbox or Google Drive. You can do this by duplicating the zip file and moving it to your desired backup drive or cloud storage location.

I applied my preset, but my photo doesn’t look great?
Presets are designed to give a starting point to editing your photo. Remember that every camera, lens, and other variables like lighting can change how the photo looks, so it is best to adjust accordingly. I recommend to start with the preset and then adjust settings like exposure, highlights, and contrast.

Mobile Presets

Which app do I need?
My mobile presets are designed to be used on the free Lightroom CC app.

I’ve never used Lightroom CC before, is it difficult?
Nope! And I’ve included a simple guide for how to use the app, setup the presets, apply the presets, and export the photo to your camera roll!

Do the mobile presets work on iPhone photos?
Yes! This is what the presets are designed for and will quickly enhance an image.

What about high-res or jpeg images on the phone?
If you transfer images from your camera like I do frequently, then these presets will be just as easy to use on them as well in Lightroom Mobile CC.

What is the difference between Mobile Presets and Desktop Presets?
Mobile presets are designed to be used only on the Lightroom Mobile CC app and are not compatible for desktop.

How do I import the Mobile Presets?
You’ll receive a step-by-step guide PDF to help you get the presets on your phone.

For any questions, please contact me!

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