How To Install Lightroom Mobile Presets
Step 1: From the digital link download the DNG files to your phone
Mobile presets come in a DNG file format.
Step 2: Import preset files into Lightroom Mobile
At this point you should have all of your DNG files saved to your phone – in your camera roll. The files serve as “preset carriers” and now you just need to add them to Lightroom mobile and save presets out of them.
If you go into your photo stream and see them as blank picture files, don’t be alarmed – that’s how they should look.
Open Lightroom Mobile and tap on the Add Photos button in the lower right corner
Next, select the DNG presets from your camera roll and import them into your Lightroom Mobile app
Step 3: Save Settings as Presets
At this point you should have all of your DNG files imported into Lightroom Mobile. Locate the files and open one of them inside the app.
Now tap on the 3 dots icon at the top right of the screen and then tap on Create Preset:
Next you will see the New Preset screen which contains all the options you can use to customize your preset. You can give your preset the name (highly recommended) and add it into a Preset Group [Boutique Business Presets] in Lightroom. We recommend you create preset groups if you have a lot of presets and want to keep them organized.
The checkboxes below determine which picture settings you’d like to save with this preset.
I personally check all boxes except for Tools, Optics and Geometry. That’s because those parameters vary from picture to picture and I will probably never need to crop or rotate different pictures exactly the same way.
When you’re done with the settings save your preset by tapping on the checkmark icon at the top right corner.
Repeat this step for each DNG file as you will need to save each preset separately. Don’t worry though, you only need to do this once!
Step 4: Using Lightroom Mobile Presets
To use your new presets just go back into your library and open any photo you’d like to edit.
How To Install Lightroom Desktop Presets
*If you have already downloaded on mobile you don’t need to redownload to desktop if you are logged into the same Lightroom account, the settings will carry over. I personally prefer to download on Desktop.*
Step 1: From the digital link download the DNG files to your computer.
Step 2: Import the preset files into Lightroom like a photo.
Step 3: Click on that image, select the edit slider button on the far right of the screen), from there select the “Presets” button at the bottom of the page.
On the presets pain click the 3 dots to create a new preset. From here follow the same steps as the mobile instructions.
Find the Presets icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen and tap on it. Make sure the Preset Group that’s selected is the one where you saved your new presets. If you saved them in the User Presets group, select that.
Now you can edit the photo by tapping on a preset from the list and then tapping on the checkmark. You can still continue to edit the photo and make adjustments if you like, after you’ve applied the preset.
And that’s it! Now you know how to install, save and use your Lightroom Mobile presets without desktop! Let us know if you have any questions or issues.