Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App

With the announcement of my Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets (by the way 10% discount is still available, just use "abdz"). When the idea of creating presets started to conceptualize in my mind, during my process/research I was found in front of much-saturated content on the subbject about Lightroom Presets. One of the reasons why Ligthtroom has quite a few changes since the mid-year. This is why I think this article is a great opportunity to share my tips and experience. Let's get a closer get a closer look at different ways to "Import presets on your Desktop and/or the Mobile app" more specifically on Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile.

What is the difference between Lightroom CC vs Photoshop Lightroom Mobile?

At first, it can totally bring confusion let's just say that Lightroom is no longer one application. The original Lightroom is now called Lightroom Classic CC and the cloud-based application is now called Lightroom CC. Is it clearer? No! *Closing the loop

Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App Lightroom CC vs Photoshop Lightroom Mobile

What do you need?

Always make sure to update your Lightroom applications to the latest version. If you are a paid monthly subscriber, always helpful when installing new presets.

Import Presets on Lightroom Classic CC

For starters, there are multiple ways to import your presets into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, I will share how I did it with my presets.

  • First, you download the .Zip file from the presets you dearly wish to get.
  • Go to Lightroom > Preferences Dialog > Presets Tab
  • Under Location, you shall see one or two buttons. "Show Lightroom Develop Presets" and/or "Show all Other Lightroom Presets"
  • When clicked on "Show all Other Lightroom Presets", Lighroom will show you where are all the settings folders are.
  • Look for the "CameraRaw" folder then "Settings"
  • Drag and drop your new presets folder
  • Quit and restart Lightroom and you shall see them added on the Presets section

Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App Show all Other Lightroom Presets

More simpler way?

  • First, you download the .Zip file from the presets you dearly wish to get.
  • File > Import Develop Profiles and Presets
  • Voilà!

Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App File > Import Develop Profiles and Presets

What happened to the lr.template?

If you are like me who have used presets before April 2018, you might have noticed a new file type .xmp since. What is it? It's quite simple, the new file called .xmp. It has been created for whatever you make in Lightroom or CameraRaw, you will both be able to see the presets and profiles across both applications and vice-versa.

Import Presets on Lighroom CC on Mobile

Again, there are multiple ways to import your presets into Lightroom CC on Mobile, here is an easy way!

First, make sure you are logged into your Creative Cloud, very important and that you have Lightroom CC on Mobile installed on your iPhone or Android phone. Don't worry too much about the storage factor with Lightroom CC because we are only using as a transfer app in order for you to use your presets from Lightroom Classic to CC Mobile.

Back to Lightroom Classic, first pick a preset that would want to import or a bunch of presets that you would want to store in a folder. To find the preset file, right-click on it and choose "Show in Finder". Then start dragging!

Now back to Lightroom CC, go to File > Import Profiles and Presets... Find your folder and click Import. Voilà! You will notice that you shall see your presets right in your Lightroom CC on iPhone and Lightroom CC on Android.

Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App File > Import Profiles and Presets..

Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App

Get my presets as seen in this article

Lightroom Presets: Some tips on importing presets on Desktop and Mobile App

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