How To Download & Install Lightroom Presets

So you have downloaded some presets, yay! If you haven’t, go check out the Girlcrush Presets available for InstaCrush members!

Now, you will need to install them to your Lightroom app. There are several different ways to go about doing this, so we are going to walk you through the two easiest ways!

How To Install Presets In Lightroom Mobile (DNG Files)

  1. Download Adobe Lightroom onto your phone and create a free Adobe account.

  2. Download the preset file to your phone - save the .dng files to your phone’s Files or Dropbox (anywhere that you prefer to save files on your phone)

  3. Open Adobe Lightroom for Mobile

  4. Click on the (...) Settings Button and tap on Add Photos then From Files

  5. Choose the location on your phone (Files or Dropbox) where you downloaded and unzipped your preset files

  6. Double click on the presets .dng file you would like to work with

  7. .dng file will install in Lightroom Mobile (it will now appear as an image)

  8. Tap the .dng image to open it

  9. Click on the (...) Settings Button and choose Create Preset

  10. Type in the name of the preset, then tap the check in the top right corner

  11. Choose a picture you would like to edit in Mobile Lightroom

  12. On the bottom tool bar, select Presets and apply your new Preset!

How To Sync Lightroom Presets From Lightroom CC To Lightroom Mobile (MAC & PC)

For this option, you will need a Creative Cloud membership. This is highly recommended if you’re doing a lot of editing. You can create an account for $9.99/mo and have access to Lightroom CC, Lightroom, and Photoshop. The biggest benefit to this is that all of your content will sync on all of your devices! If you install your presets on your computer, they’ll automatically be installed on your phone. Click here to get started!

Once you have a Creative Cloud membership, it’s time to install your presets:

Open Lightroom CC Desktop App

Launch the Lightroom CC app so that it can automatically sync your Lightroom Presets and Profiles from Lightroom Classic.

Be sure that your Lightroom Mobile app is synced to your Creative Cloud account. You will then be able to see your Lightroom Classic Lightroom Presets in the app!

If it doesn't sync, or you want to add new presets, follow these next steps:

Import Profiles and Presets:

Click: File > Import Profiles and Presets

You will need to click on File > Import Profiles and Presets to open your folders to search for the Settings folder.

  • MAC users will need to use the shortcut Command + Shift + G to open the ‘Go to folder’ dialog, then paste this string in to get to the Settings folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

  • Windows users can paste the following string to get there: C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

3. Open Lightroom Mobile App:

Be sure that you are logged into your Creative Cloud account. If you have multiple accounts, check that you are logged into the same CC account as your Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC desktop apps.

Once signed in, click on an image. Then click the ‘Presets’ icon to find your synced presets. Your presets will appear below the section that features Curves, Grain, Sharpening, and Vignetting.

Congratulations! Now you know how to sync Lightroom Presets from Lightroom CC desktop to Lightroom Mobile and can start using them!