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How to install presets on Lightroom

How to install presets on Lightroom will be the subject of this week, and I promise that the process is super simple and the video super fast.

There is no point in having a bunch of free presets for Lightroom if you don’t know how to install them correctly, and to help you do the whole process painlessly and quickly we have today’s video.

How to install presets on Lightroom

There are a lot of sites nowadays where you can download an incredible amount of presets, of course many of them are just a bunch of nonsense presets and it’s up to you to choose them. But knowing how to do the procedure correctly will still be super important for any photographer.

So if you don’t want to follow the video at the top of the page, just follow the guide below.

Installing presets for Lightroom

It is not very difficult to install presets on Adobe Lightroom Classic CC on Windows and Mac. So here’s a tutorial on how to install presets on Lightroom.

Installing Lightroom presets On Windows:

  1. First of all, you have to download the selected preset;
  2. Then, open Lightroom Classic CC on your computer;
  3. Drag the selected file to the open window;
  4. In LIghtroom go to the Edit menu, Preferences and then Presets;
  5. Click on “Show Lightroom presets folder…”;
  6. Select the “Lightroom” folder and double click;
  7. Choose the “Develop Presets” folder;
  8. Find the files of the new presets in the folder you downloaded and copy them to the folder Develop Presets;
  9. Finally, restart Lightroom and enjoy your work.

Installing Lightroom presets on Mac:

  1. Open the Lightroom Classic CC software;
  2. Choose Dialog and then Preferences and Presets;
  3. Click on “Show presets folder” in the pop-up window;
  4. Select the “Lightroom” and “Develop Presets” folder.
  5. Find the files of the new presets in the folder you downloaded and copy them to the folder Develop Presets;
  6. Close the program, open it again and then enjoy your presets.

Installing Lightroom presets on Lightroom Mobile, Android or IOS applications:

  1. To install the presets on Lightroom Mobile on your smartphone or tablet just follow this tutorial here

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Written by Rix Mascarenhas

Rix Mascarenhas is a photographer, videographer, and drone pilot at

Art lover, always involved with crafts, design, painting etc... As a photographer, I enjoy taking pictures and creating stories that have meaning and help people to thrive. My work is guided by the stories behind each scene that really represent the moment.


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