How to Install Mobile Presets for Lightroom Mobile App

How to Install Mobile Presets for Lightroom Mobile App

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How to Install Mobile Presets for Lightroom Mobile App

How to Install Mobile Presets for Lightroom Mobile App

There are a few ways to install mobile presets. Today, we're going to talk about two specific ways. In general, one is more simple and one is more complicated and takes more time.

The two ways are:

  • Auto Syncing & Installation
  • Manual Installation

As you can probably guess, the auto syncing method is much easier to install and takes much fewer steps, but we'll cover both!

Auto Syncing Lightroom Preset Installation Guide

Time Required: 7 Minutes

1. The first thing needed to do is to make sure that you have Adobe Lightroom installed on your computer and the Adobe Lightroom Mobile App installed on your phone.

2. Open Adobe Lightroom. There are still some problems syncing presets between Adobe Lightroom Classic & Adobe Lightroom, so we recommend using Adobe Lightroom CC instead of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

(What's the difference? Well, in 2017, Adobe created two iterations of Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Lightroom CC. Adobe Lightroom Classic CC was intended to look like previous, stand-alone versions of Adobe. Adobe Lightroom CC, on the other hand, was a more simplified, general-purpose version of Adobe, more/less built for everyday users and not professionals. Kind of confusing, right? We edit all of our photos professionally in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, but you will want to download Adobe Lightroom CC, if nothing else than to save you tons of time syncing your photos.)

3. Import a photo—any photo really—into Adobe Lightroom (if you haven't already) and click on that photo. If you already have a photo, click on any photo. Once you are there, you want to click "Import Profiles and Presets


4. It's going to ask you what you want to import. Navigate to your presets—a .ZIP file will do just fine—and you can select that entire file.

5. Awesome! You're half-way there! Next, click on the "Presets" shortcut Icon on the far right. Once there, navigate to the bottom of the page and press the "Presets" button. Viola! Your presets are there! Easy!

6. OK, that majority of the hard work is now done. Now, you can let Adobe Lightroom do the rest of the hard work for you, and that is as simple as making sure your presets sync over to mobile. If you have syncing turned on, it should be automatic.


That wasn't too hard, yeah? It should take about 10 minutes if you've never set up Adobe Lightroom or Lightroom Mobile, and less if you have those applications previously installed! Now, let's get to the manual installation!


Manual Lightroom Preset Installation Guide

Time Required: 24 Minutes

This one takes more time because you are going to have to manually import each preset into Lightroom Mobile and then individually name the presets + add them to the proper collection. It is indeed more cumbersome, so if you can Install Automatically I highly recommend it. If not, no stress, we will still get you where you need to go!

1. The first step is to Extract the Download File that is labeled "MOBILE." Navigate to where you downloaded your presets and double-click on the file.

2. When you extract this file, you will see a number of .DNG files that correspond to a particular preset. You will want to transfer these .DNG files to your phone. There are many ways to do this, but if you're on a Mac, the easiest is to use AirDrop. Alternatively, you can email them to yourself, sync with a program like Dropbox, or whatever your preferred method is.

3. From here, all the .DNG files should be on your mobile phone. The rest of the tutorial will take you off your computer and on to your phone! The first thing you need to open Adobe Lightroom Mobile App. Next you are going to "Add Photos" from your Camera Roll.

4. Select all the .DNG files that you just sent over to your phone. Each photo corresponds to an individual preset. Select any one of the photos where you want to begin. We recommend beginning ar presest 01.

5. Press the three dots icon in the top right corner, from there, select "Create Preset"

6. Next, you'll either want to Create a New Preset Group or Add to a Particular Preset Collection. You can choose the option relevant to you.

7. Once You've made, or selected, your preset group. You can begin to create your preset. You'll want to modify it, as needed. For example, it defaults to importing both Exposure and White Balance, but you can either add the presets in, based on Lightroom's Recommendations, or modify, if preferred. You will need to do this for every .DNG file/preset that is included in your pack.

8. Once you've imported all your presets, you're all set! Enjoy and Happy Grading!


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