We waited what seemed like forever to get the ability to use presets in Lightroom Mobile. And we had to wait even longer to give you the ability to use Lightroom presets in the free version of Lightroom Mobile!
With this new collection of Lightroom presets, even MOBILE USERS can now use presets to create gorgeous Light & Airy professional edits from their digital devices. No matter if your photos were taken with a phone or DSLR, your images will look beautiful.
How to Install Millennium Presets in the Free Lightroom Mobile App
Step 1: Unzip the Files
The first thing you will need to do is unzip the folder of presets that you downloaded. You can easily do this on a computer. On a PC, just right-click on the zipped folder and choose "Extract All" from the menu of options. On a Mac, just double-click the file and Mac's unzipping utility does the rest.
If you need to do this step on a phone, you will need to download the WinZip app (iOS app or Android app) to your phone. Open the unzip app on your mobile phone and while in it locate the zip file on your device. Opening the files will unzip them.
Step 2: Save the Presets
If you unzipped the presets on your computer, you will need to save the preset files to your favorite cloud storage option, so you can access them on your mobile phone. You will also need to be able to allow access to those files on your phone through that same cloud storage app.
If you are doing this process on your mobile phone, you will want to make sure you have saved the unzipped presets on your phone.
Step 3: Open the Lightroom Mobile CC App
This step is really easy. Just open your free Lightroom app. Once its open, you can add the DNG/Preset files (next step).
Step 4: Add the DNG/Preset Files
To add a preset, click on the (...) Settings option in the top-right corner of the app.
Choose the Add Photos option.
On the next screen, choose the location you will be pulling your DNG/Preset files from. If you have saved them to your phone, choose "From Camera Roll". If you have saved them to a cloud storage option, choose "From Files".
Select the DNG/Preset files you would like to import. This step may be a little different depending on your mobile phone, however most phones offer a way to select multiple files/images.
NOTE: Preset files are DNG files. When you initially open the image, you may get an error that says, “Cannot Load File”. This is normal. Press the check mark in the corner anyway.
Step 5: Create Lightroom Presets from the DNG Files.
Click on one of the newly imported files, then click on the three dots inside a circle in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. From there, choose “Create Preset” from the menu that appears.
Give your preset a name. We recommend to type the same name that is on the front of the preset image (to keep things simple).
You should also put the preset in a Preset Group. By default, it will be in the User Presets group. Creating a new group with your new collection’s name will keep the presets from each collection together.
Do these same steps for each DNG/preset file.
Using Your New Presets
Now for the FUN part!
Select an image in the Lightroom Mobile App that you would like to edit. Swipe left on the bottom options until you see "Presets" and tap on that option. It will open with your most recently used preset collection. By tapping on the collection name, you can choose the new collection you just installed.
Click through the presets until you find the one you like. When you are finished adding your preset, click the check mark in the lower right corner.
NOTE: Our presets will not change your exposure or white balance, since those settings can vary with each image. We encourage you to make those adjustments as necessary before or after choosing your preset.
Enjoy! Editing photos and getting beautiful results is so inspiring. We'd love you to share your edits in our Pretty Presets for Lightroom Facebook group!
If you are more of a visual learner, please watch our video tutorial below to help you install your mobile presets:
How to Install Presets in Free Lightroom Mobile - Video Tutorial
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