how to install lightroom presets

How to install Lightroom presets

Very basic instructions on how to install Lightroom presets. The very first step would be to download your Lightroom presets (unzip if necessary) and get the .lrtemplate files ready.


How to install lightroom preset

1. Open Lightroom and go to > Edit

How to install lightroom preset

2. Click on Edit > Preferences

How to install lightroom preset

3. Go to Presets Tab, and click on Show Lightroom Presets Folder…

How to install lightroom preset

4. Open the Lightroom Folder

How to install lightroom preset

5. Lightroom folder > Open develop Presets folder

How to install lightroom preset

6. This is the sweet spot, just copy your files here (.lrtemplate files) inside a folder here and you are good to go. Use the folders wisely to keep presets well-organized.

How to install lightroom preset

7. Done! :). Exit Lightroom because a reboot is needed.

That’s it, that’s how you install Lightroom presets

Easy, right?. I strongly recommend to keep your Lightroom presets organized in renamed folders by categories, or it will become chaos quickly. For example: Wedding presets, portrait presets, landscape presets.

After that i would rename the Lightroom presets to something highly descriptive that i would be able to remember. Something like: High contrast, split colors with sharpening, low contrast B/W, etc. Why?, because chances are that when you will have a high amount of presets, and will being to forget them.

The Lightroom presets help me to save a lot of time, but each image is different and requires a bit of personalized edition. Nevertheless, i also often use Sync, to save a lot of editing-time.

Enjoy :).

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