How to install Lightroom Presets

Have you come across a nice preset you would like to download, use & install, but don't know how? If you did or do, here's are two ways on how it's done.

Method 1:

  1. Extract the downloaded zip file. 
  2. Copy the archive contents to one of the following destinations, depending upon your system. If you have not already done so, you should create the Web Galleries folder manually. 
  3. Mac Users: Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Lightroom settings/Develop Presets/
  4. Windows XP Users: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Lightroom settings/Develop Presets/
  5. Windows Vista & Win7 Users: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Lightroom settings/Develop Presets/

In Windows XP, the “Application Data” directory is usually hidden. The same may apply to the AppData folder in Vista & Win7.

Open Adobe Lightroom, go to develop and access your newly installed Presets module. If you created a folder, you'll find them in that particular folder, if not, it would be enlisted as is.

Method 2:

  1. Open Lightroom, go to Develop module, select User Preset, right click on it and create a new folder.
  2. Right click on the newly created folder and select import.
  3. Go to where you downloaded & extracted the preset, select it and click Import.
  4. The preset will be imported and installed in the folder I mentioned in the first method.

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