How to Install Lightroom Presets

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Installing Lightroom presets might seem confusing at first, but this guide will walk you through the process step-by-step.  

How to Install Lightroom Presets

Installing or “importing” Lightroom presets can be done very quickly and easily. 

First, right-click on “User Presets” and click on “Import” as shown in the screenshot.

Installing Lightroom presets

A window will pop up which will enable you to browse to wherever you have your preset saved on your computer.

Select the preset and click “Open” on Windows or "Import" on Mac. If there are multiple presets in the same folder on your computer that you would like to import, you can select them all and then click the “Open” or "Import" button”.

The preset(s) will show under “User Presets” once again.

 Lightroom presets showing under user presets

If you want to install a large bundle of presets, the following method is better, as it will keep your presets organized into categories.

Windows

Open Lightroom

Go to: Edit • Preferences • Presets

Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder

Double click on Lightroom

Double click on Develop Presets

Copy the folder(s) into Develop Presets

Restart Lightroom

Mac

Open Lightroom

Go to: Lightroom (upper left of screen)• Preferences • Presets

Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder

Double click on Lightroom

Double click on Develop Presets

Copy the folder(s) into Develop Presets

Restart Lightroom

You can download some free Lightroom presets made by Presets Galore.


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