How to Install the Presets (For Mac & PC)
Option 1: Drag & Drop Folders Method

  • Step 1 – Download the presets collection zip file to your computer.
  • Step 2 – Extract the files & folders from the zip file. On a Mac simply double-click the zip folder to unzip and extract the files. On a PC you can right-click on the file and select “Extract all”. Take note where the extracted files are located on your computer hard drive because you’ll need them for the next step.
  • Step 3 – Within Lightroom click on Edit (on PC) or Lightroom (on Mac) at the top which is next to File.
  • Step 4 – Click on preferences and then click on presets tab. Make sure “store presets with this catalog is unchecked”.
  • Step 5 – Click on Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  • Step 6 – Within Lightroom Presets Folder, open/double click Lightroom folder and then open/double click on Develop Presets folder.
  • Step 7 – Copy and paste the extracted and saved develop presets folders from your downloaded presets into the Develop Presets folder that you have open.
    That’s it! Simply close and re-open Lightroom and your presets will be imported and ready to use.
  • How to Install the Presets (For Mac & PC)
    Option 2: Right-Click Inside Lightroom Method

    • Step 1 – Download the presets collection zip file to your computer.
    • Step 2 – Extract the files & folders from the zip file. On a Mac simply double-click the zip folder to unzip and extract the files. On a PC you can right-click on the file and select “Extract all”. Take note where the extracted files are located on your computer hard drive because you’ll need them for the next step.
    • Step 3 – Inside of Lightroom, open the “Develop” module by clicking on it.
    • Step 4 – Create a new folder inside of Lightroom by choosing one of these three ways to create a new folder (see below). Make sure not to right-click on the word “presets” in the presets panel or it won’t work, but do click on anywhere below the “presets” header.


      Click Control+Alt+N on a PC, Command+Option+N on a MAC to create a new folder.
      Click “develop” in the top left menu, scroll down to ‘new preset folder’, and click it. Name the folder.
      Right-click on a preset name or preset folder, select “new folder” and name it.
    • Step 5 – Import presets into new folder by right clicking on your folder name and selecting “Import”
    • Step 6 – Locate the unzipped folder that you extracted from the zip file in step 2 and select all of your presets for that folder and click “import”. Please note, you need to select the actual preset files which all should have .lrtemplate as the file name extension.
    • Things to keep in mind

      The final look of your photos using the above presets is largely dependent on how correct your exposure is in the original image and while presets are often exceptional at getting you extremely close to a final edit, it isn’t uncommon to make final exposure tweaks to get your final desired result.

      The best way to adjust the presets to your own liking is to simply adjust the exposure or white balance sliders!

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