How to Install Lightroom Presets (2019 Update)

How to Install Lightroom Presets

Installation in Adobe Lightroom is very straight forward. In only a few minutes you will have your presets installed and be editing your images.

My Lightroom presets (FREE & premium) are compatible with both Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic. You can also use them in older versions of Lightroom 4, 5, and 6, since I still offer the .lrtemplate preset file format for all of my products in addition to the newer XMP format.

Installing Lightroom presets in Lightroom Classic

Installing Lightroom presets in Lightroom Classic

What are the differences between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic?
→ See also: How to Install Camera RAW Presets in Photoshop

You will find a couple of lists of instructions here. The process for installing presets is different for Lightroom and Lightroom Classic. Follow the instructions which suit the program you are using. To get started, your presets should already be downloaded as a ZIP file.

Installing presets in Lightroom Classic (version 7.3 or later)

The instructions are for the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic, released since mid-2018 and using the XMP preset format. You need to have version 7.3 or later. For older versions of Lightroom Classic, see the instructions below.

  • Extract the ZIP file with the presets that you downloaded.
  • Open Lightroom Classic and go to the Develop module. You will see the modules listed at the top, right. You will be in the Library module when the program is first opened.
  • On the left you will see a section called Presets. You will see that there are already some basic presets listed. These come bundled with Lightroom.
  • Click on the + icon at the top right of the section.
  • Select Import Presets from the dropdown menu.
  • Navigate to the folder 'Lightroom and Lightroom Classic since Apr 2018 (.XMP)', select the presets ZIP file(s) and click Import. → Selecting the ZIP file(s) is the preferred import method here, because it preserves the folder structure of the archive.
  • Your presets will now be listed in the Presets section.

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Installing presets in Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and Lightroom Classic (version 7.2 or older)

The instructions are for Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and Lightroom Classic (CC) earlier than version 7.3 (April 2018) using the .lrtemplate file extension instead of the newer XMP format.

  • Extract the ZIP file with the presets that you downloaded.
  • Open Lightroom and click on Preferences and go to the Presets tab.
  • Click on the button Show Lightroom Presets Folder.
  • Double click on the Lightroom folder, then double click on Develop Presets folder.
  • Navigate to the folder 'Lightroom 4-6 and Classic CC before Apr 2018 (.lrtemplate)' and copy the folder(s) 'Northlandscapes - PRODUCT' into the Develop Presets folder.
  • Restart Lightroom and you‘re done!

Installing presets in Lightroom (CC) — Mac or Windows

These instructions are for Adobe Lightroom 1.3 onwards.

  • Extract the ZIP file with the presets that you downloaded.
  • Open Lightroom CC and click on the edit icon at the top right. The icon looks like three sliders—three horizontal bars with circles on them.
  • At the bottom on the screen you will see a Presets button. Click this.
  • The presets panel is now revealed.
  • Click on the icon of three dots at the top  •••
  • In the dropdown menu select Import Presets.
  • Navigate to the folder 'Lightroom and Lightroom Classic since Apr 2018 (.XMP)', select the presets ZIP file(s) and click Import.
  • All of the presets will now be listed in the Presets panel.

Can I use the presets on my mobile device?

Yes, you can. The Northlandscape Lightroom presets are compatible with Lightroom on your mobile device. You can use them on both iOS and Android devices.

However, you must install the presets in the Lightroom (not Lightroom Classic) desktop application on your Windows or Mac computer first. Once they are installed, the presets will automatically sync to your mobile device via the cloud. See also: Step-by-step guide by Adobe.

How to Install Camera RAW Presets in Photoshop

Do you want to install and use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) presets on your Windows or Mac computer? With the new .XMP format, Adobe now allows you to use presets directly in ACR (version 10.3 or newer)

Follow this Instruction

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