How To Install Lightroom Presets

How To Install Lightroom Presets – Lightroom Develop Presets

ZIP FILES

Once you purchase & download our Lightroom Presets, they will be downloaded onto your computer in a compressed zip file format.

Here is a video tutorial on How to Install Lightroom Develop Presets as below:

Note: We assume that the end user at least has a basic working knowledge of how the computer handles and unzips downloaded zip files before making a purchase.  If for any reasons, you are experiencing trouble with unzipping a downloaded file please refer to your desired search engine to look for ‘unzipping files’ tutorials based on your specific computer type, operating system & configuration.

HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM PRESETS – LIGHTROOM DEVELOP PRESETS?

Instructions for Mac Users:

  1. Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer. Your presets will arrive compressed into a zip file so you will need to unzip them.  The presets will not install as a zip file.
  2. Once your file is unzipped.  Place the presets into the folder of your choice (I have a folder specifically for presets created). This is also a good time to create a back-up copy of your presets and place them away for safe keeping. (We would recommend a cloud service such as Dropbox for securely backing up your files!)
  3. Open Lightroom, press the tab for the Develop Module.
  4. On your Lightroom Tool Bar (located at the very top) click Lightroom. A drop down menu will appear > click ‘Preferences’.
  5. You should now see your Preference panel. Click on the preset tab and locate the ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’ and click.
  6. Next your Adobe Folders Panel will appear. Follow this path: Double click on the Lightroom Folder > Double Click on the Develop Presets Folder. You should now be looking at all of your current presets folders that are already installed in Lightroom.
  7. Open Finder and navigate to the folder you placed your presets in. Copy the preset folder (Command C). Then navigate back to the Develop Presets Folder (should already by open) and Paste your preset folder here.
  8. Your presets should now be loaded and seen in your preset drop down panel (left side of the Develop Module screen). If you do not see them automatically, try restarting Lightroom.

Note: If Lightroom was open when you copied the Lightroom Presets, you will have to close Lightroom and restart it again.

Instructions for Windows / PC Users:

  1. Download the .lrtemplate files in the designated folder on your computer. Your presets will arrive compressed into a zip file so you will need to unzip them. The presets will not install as a zip file. Note: The presets are created on a MAC so once you unzip you may see an extra folder titled MAC_OSX. This folder is empty, please ignore. Also if you encounter an encryption error when the zip file is unpacking, click yes to save.
  2. Once your file is unzipped. Place the presets into the folder of your choice (I have a folder specifically for presets created). This is also a good time to create a back-up copy of your presets and place them away for safe keeping. (We would recommend a cloud service such as Dropbox for securely backing up your files!)
  3. Open Lightroom, press the tab for the Develop Module.
  4. On your Lightroom Tool Bar (located at the very top) click ‘Edit’. A drop down menu will appear > click ‘Preferences’.
  5. You should now see your Preference panel. Click the preset tab and locate the ‘Show Lightroom Presets Folder’ and click.
  6. Next your Adobe Folders Panel will appear. Follow this path: Double click on the Lightroom Folder > Double Click on the Develop Presets Folder. You should now be looking at all of your current presets folders that are already installed in Lightroom.
  7. Open the folder you placed your presets in. Copy the preset folder. Then navigate back to the Develop Presets Folder (should already by open) and Paste your preset folder here. You can also click and drag into the develop preset folder.
  8. Your presets should now be loaded and seen in your preset drop down panel (left side of the Develop Module screen). If you do not see them automatically, try restarting Lightroom.

Note: If Lightroom was open when you copied the Lightroom Brush Presets, you will have to close Lightroom and restart it again.

Windows / PC Users Please Note:

Sometimes the zip function doesn’t work well with windows, and most of the time the issue has been solved by installing this free software to unzip the files http://www.7-zip.org/

Additional Lightroom Instructions:

Note: If you do not currently own Adobe Lightroom, but would like to give it a try, there is a 30 day free trial available on the Official Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Website!