Many photographers use lightroom presets to help streamline the editing process. If you’re new to this idea, you may want to give it a shot. You can create your own presets, or buy packs of presets online. Here’s a quick guide to installing and using Adobe Lightroom presets. If you have any questions or issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to support you and help however we can! If you want help creating your own presets, or recommendations on buying presets, we are likewise here to offer expertise and opinions.
Lightroom CC 2018
In Adobe Lightroom CC 2018, importing presets is quite easy. In the Develop panel, simply search for Presets on the left menu. It should be above Snapshots and History. Click the plus sign, and simply click “Import Presets.”
Lightroom 4, 5, 6, and 2017 (Windows & Mac)
On the older Windows and Mac versions of Ligthroom, you’ll have to do slightly more work. You will have to go to the main menu at the top, and find the Preferences option under the Edit tab. From there, find Presets on the top menu of the Preferences.
Click Show Lightroom Presets Folder or Show All Other Lightroom Presets. This should open the File Explorer (or Finder if on Mac), where you can then click Lightroom. Click on Develop Presets, where you can put all of your downloaded or created presets. Don’t forget to restart Lightroom!
That’s it. Pretty simple. Your Lightroom presets are now installed. You can re-open Lightroom and find your presets under the tab on the left of the Develop page.
Getting Lightroom Preset Packs
There are many places to buy Lightroom presets online. Many (most) will promise you packs of hundreds or thousands, but many of these don’t actually work well for your photos. Essentially, they will work well for the one photo in the demonstration. Here are a few packs you can check out.Exposure Empire Presets
Landscape Legend Nature Presets
Laura Zambelli’s Presets