How to Install Lightroom Presets

Want to know how to install Lightroom presets but have no time to read long manuals? I’ve prepared a short two minute guide covering the quickest way to install Lightroom presets.

This tutorial is for any Lightroom version (Lightroom CC, Lightroom 6 (or older), Lightroom Classic) and for presets in xmp and .lrtemplate files. Download my Lightroom Presets and start editing photos right now.

How to Install Presets in Lightroom (Lr 4, 5, 6 & CC) on Windows:

  1. Select Preferences in the Edit menu.
  2. Go to Presets tab and click Show Lightroom Presets Folder button.
  3. The folder with presets will open. Choose Develop Presets.
  4. Copy the folder with your presets here.
  5. Restart Lightroom.

How to Install Presets in Lightroom (Lr 4, 5, 6 & CC) on Mac:

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Select Preferences in the Lightroom menu.
  3. Go to Presets tab and click Show Lightroom Presets Folder button.
  4. The folder with presets will open. Choose Develop Presets.
  5. Copy the folder with your presets here.
  6. Restart Lightroom.

Universal Way of Installing Lightroom Presets

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You can add presets to Lightroom by click a few buttons. Open Lightroom, go to the Develop tab, right-click on the Presets window and select Import. Choose the preset file and it will be imported.

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Frequency Ask Questions about Installing Lightroom Presets

How do you create a preset in Lightroom?

Once you’re done with color correction, press “+” in the Presets window. Choose the preset’s name and the settings that it will include. That’s all. The filter will be added to the list.

How do you use a preset?

Having opened a photo in Lightroom, go to Develop. In the Preset window on the left, you can select the filter you with to use.

Hovering over each preset, you will see how it can be applied in the thumbnail in the top left corner (in newer versions, the preset will be applied to the entire image at once). Click on your favorite preset to apply it.

How do you sort presets in Lightroom?

Right-click on the Presets window and select “New Folder.” Then, drag any filter that interests you into it.

How do you remove presets in Lightroom?

Right-click on a preset on the Presets window and select “Delete.” You can also delete the entire folder with the filter.

Do presets overlap when used?

Yes. That’s why it is better to use one at a time. In order to cancel this action, you need to deactivate either one of the presets or all of them using the Reset key.

Is it possible to use presets for Lightroom CC Mobile?

Yes. You need to transfer .dng preset files to a smartphone. Open them and copy settings to another picture.

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Which Lightroom version supports presets?

All versions starting with the first one, support installing presets to Lightroom.

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How do you use presets for batch photo editing?

To apply filters to several images at once, click on the switcher next to the “Sync ...” button at the bottom right part of Develop.

Are there Lightroom Adjustment Brush Presets?

Of course. You can find them by selecting the brush on the right side of Develop and clicking on the Effect drop-down list.

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How do you install Lightroom Adjustment Brush Presets?

Repeat the steps for installing the presets that were given at the beginning of the article, but on the fourth step, go to the Local Adjustment Presets folder instead of Develop Presets and move your presets there.

Where can I download free Lightroom presets?

Many users share presets for free. Some shooters sell them. You can download collections of presets from FixThePhoto for free.

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