Want to know how to install Lightroom presets but have no time to read long manuals? I’ve prepared a short 2-minutes’ guide covering the quickest way to install Lr 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.
You can install presets to Lightroom by pressing several buttons. Open Lightroom, go to Develop tab, right-click on the Presets window and select Import. Choose the preset file and it will be imported.
Once you’ve done with color correction, press “+” in the Presets window. Choose the preset’s name and settings which it will include. That’s all. The filter will be installed to the list.
Having opened a photo in Lightroom, go to Develop. In the Preset window on the left, you can select the filter you are interested in.
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.
Right-click on the Presets window, select “New Folder”. Then drag any filter that interests you into it.
Right-click on a preset on the Presets window and select “Delete”. You can also delete the entire folder with filter.
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.
Yes. You need to transfer .dng preset files to a smartphone. Open them and copy settings to another picture.
All versions starting with the first one, support installing presets to Lightroom.
To apply filters to several images at once, click on the switcher next to the “Sync ...” button at the bottom right part of Develop.
Of course. You can find them by selecting the brush on the right side of Develop and clicking on the Effect drop-down list.
Repeat the steps for installing the presets that were given at the beginning of the article, but at the 4th step go to the Local Adjustment Presets folder instead of Develop Presets and move your presets there.
Many users share presets for free. Some shooters sell them. You can download collections of presets from FixThePhoto absolutely for free.