Installing Lightroom presets is actually a pretty easy process. Once set up, these presets will help speed up your workflow and unify the look across multiple images. Very handy when editing in bulk.
There are more than one way to install presets. We'll show you the easiest (and most effective) for mobile and desktop use, just follow these steps.
How to Install on Lightroom Mobile (iPhone and Android)
Downloading and Importing Presets to Lightroom Mobile
- Download the presets in DNG format. If you need help downloading, see our Lightroom preset download guide for more details.
- Open your Lightroom Mobile app and click the image + icon (next to the camera icon) at the bottom right to import the presets.
iPhone: Tap From Files. Select the DNG preset you downloaded earlier to start importing to Lightroom.
Android: Tap the DNG file you downloaded to import it. It will have the RAW label on it.
- Tap the DNG file you imported. Click on the 3-dot (…) icon at the top right corner.
- Select “Create Preset”. This will save the settings that you can use for all you photos.
- Name the preset, ideally the same as the DNG file. Select a folder to add the preset to or create a new one. Remember where you save it to so you can find the preset later on.
- Open the photo that you want to apply the preset to. Select Presets from the bottom tool slider.
- Select the folder where you save the presets, then tap the preset to apply.
How to Install Presets on Lightroom Desktop (Windows and Mac)
- Open Lightroom.
- Go to Edit > Preferences.
- Click the “Presets” tab.
- Click “Lightroom Presets Folder”
- After that, you should see you’re a window displaying the Lightroom presets folder on your computer. Double click it.
Once the Lightroom’s Presets folder is open you’ll have to move your new presets inside.
- On a different window locate your RockShutter Lightroom presets folder.
- Open and copy or move the folder inside “Develop Presets” to the one with the same name in the Lightroom’s Presets folder. It is important that you copy and not cut to retain all the presets in this same original folder you downloaded for backup purpose.
- Repeat step 2 for “Local Adjustment Presets”.
Important: Remember that “Develop Presets” go inside the folder with the same name, same thing for “Local Adjustment Presets”
- Now that you've done all that, it's time to restart Lightroom. Close the Lightroom Presets folder and the application.
- Open Lightroom again.
- You should be able to see the RockShutter presets under the Presets section in the Develop module.
Important: Remember to back up your preset folder on an external storage device.
Download our PDF guide for Lightroom Desktop