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How to install Lightroom Presets

 

There are a few methods for importing Lightroom presets and installing them, based on which version of Lightroom you use and what the preset file type is. Select the appropriate instructions based on your circumstances.

Lightroom Classic CC - installing .lrtemplate presets:

1. Download your Photomorphis preset package via your User Dashboard at https://contentshelf.com/users/ and unzip/extract the file if necessary. If the presets have a .lrtemplate file type, continue. If they have a .xmp file type, jump to the appropriate instructions below.

2. Move the prest folder to an easy to find location on your computer and make sure it’s backed up.

3. Copy (Cmd+C on a Mac or CTRL+C on a PC) the folder. (Make sure you don’t copy any other misc. files such as PDF’s. Move these extra files outside of the folder before copying it.)

4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar to open Lightroom preferences:  

Mac: Lightroom Classic > Preferences

 PC:  Edit > Preferences.

5. In the Preferences dialog box, make sure to select the Presets tab then click the button “Show All Other Lightroom Presets”.

6. You’ll be taken to a folder titled “Lightroom” or “Lightroom Settings”. Inside this folder, select the “Develop Presets” folder.

7. Paste (Cmd+V on a Mac or CTRL+C on a PC) the copied presets folder into the Develop Presets folder.

8. Restart Lightroom.

9. If you have a current version of Lightroom when Lightroom restarts, click anywhere in the window and you’ll soon see an import process dialog that is updating and converting the .ltremplate presets to the newer .xmp preset format.  When the conversion is complete, you’ll get a message indicating the conversion was successful. You’ll find the presets in the Preset section of the Develop module and in Camera Raw in a category using the title of the preset collection folder as the category name.

Lightroom versions 4-6,- installing .lrtemplate presets:

1. Download your Photomorphis preset package via your User Dashboard at https://contentshelf.com/users/ and unzip/extract the file if necessary. If the presets have a .lrtemplate file type, continue. If they have a .xmp file type, jump to the appropriate instructions below.

2. Move the folder to an easy to find location on your computer and make sure it’s backed up.

3. Copy (Cmd+C on a Mac or CTRL+C on a PC) the folder. (Make sure you don’t copy any other misc. files such as PDF’s. Move these extra files outside of the folder before copying it.)

4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar to open Lightroom Preferences:  

Mac:  Lightroom Classic > Preferences

PC:  Edit > Preferences.

5. In the Preferences dialog box, make sure to select the Presets tab then click the button “Show  Lightroom Presets”.

6. You’ll be taken to a folder called Lightroom. Click the folder to open it and select the “Develop Presets” folder.

7.  Paste (Cmd+V on a Mac or CTRL+C on a PC) the copied presets folder into the Develop Presets folder.

8. Restart Lightroom and you’re done!  You’ll find the presets in the Preset section of the Develop module and in a category using the title of the preset collection folder as the category name.

Lightroom Classic CC installing .xmp presets:

1. Download your Photomorphis preset package via your User Dashboard at https://contentshelf.com/users/ and unzip/extract the file if necessary. If they have the .xmp file type, continue. If they have a .lrtemplate file type, jump to the appropriate instructions above.

2. Move the folder to an easy to find location on your computer and make sure it’s backed up.

3. Copy (Cmd+C on a Mac or CTRL+C on a PC) the folder. (Make sure you don’t copy any other misc. files such as PDF’s. Move these extra files outside of the folder before copying it.)

4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar to open Lightroom Preferences:  

Mac:  Lightroom Classic > Preferences

PC:  Edit > Preferences.

5. In the Preferences dialog box, make sure to select the Presets tab, then click the button “Show Lightroom Develop Presets”.  It will take you to the following location depending on your computer type:

Mac:  /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

Windows: \ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

(Be sure to turn on show hidden files to see these locations.)

6. Paste (Cmd+V on a Mac or CTRL+V on a PC) the copied preset folder into the “Settings” folder.

7. Restart Lightroom.  You’ll find the presets in the Preset section of the Develop module and in Camera Raw in a category using the title of the preset collection folder as the category name.

Lightroom CC installing .xmp presets:

1. Download your Photomorphis preset package via your User Dashboard at https://contentshelf.com/users/ and unzip/extract the file if necessary. If the presets have a .xmp file type, continue. If they have a .lrtemplate file type, jump to the appropriate instructions.

2. Open Lightroom, then open the edit panel and click the presets tab at the bottom of the edit panel.

3. Click the “…” icon on the top right of the preset panel and choose “IMPORT PRESETS”.

4 Select the folder of the collection of presets you want to import and select “CHOOSE FOLDER”.

5. You’ll find the presets in the Preset section of the Develop module and in Camera Raw in a category using the title of the preset collection folder as the category name.

 

 

You'll find Photomorphis Lightroom presets in the Photomorphis Lightroom Preset Store.

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