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You will need to unzip your Lightroom preset files before you install them in Lightroom Mobile. Unfortunately, unzipping a .zip file on a mobile device can sometimes be challenging and a bit confusing.
But as more and more of our users are now editing their images and using presets in Lightroom Mobile, we thought we would share some tips and tricks for unzipping your files on your Android & iOS mobile devices to make your life a little easier!
The great news is that for users of current iOS devices, unzipping files has become seamless. Just open your Files app. Go to Locations and navigate to where you downloaded & saved your Pretty Presets download. If you aren't sure where it went when you downloaded, try looking in your Downloads folder (see image below).
Next, just tap on the zipped file and it will unzip. You can also long-press on the zipped file and some options will open. Choose "Uncompress" to unzip your file!
If you are still having difficulty, here is a link to more detailed instructions that may help.
Unzipping on Android devices continues to be a process that requires an app that you will have to download (if you dont already have one) to complete. We recommend using WinZip in all of our install instructions as it has been around for a long time and has good ratings.
Files by Google is another great multi-use app that has the capability to unzip files. To unzip using Files by Google, follow the steps below:
There are MANY other apps you can use to unzip as well, but we will not cover those here.
We know unzipping files on a mobile device CAN can be challenging for non-tech users. Our goal with this tutorial is to help you through the process and get you using your new Lightroom Presets as quickly as possible.
We hope this helps!
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Hi!! I am Gayle. I am a wife to my handsome husband and mom to 4 beautiful kids. In my spare time, I am a photographer and blogger at Mom and Camera. I have a passion for sharing my love of photography with others. I teach local photography classes and regularly share photography tips and tricks on my blog. I hang out there a lot—I’d love you to stop by and visit!