How to Install Lightroom Mobile Presets + my free preset!

It is the year 2020 and we are living in a digital, highly visual age. With the rise of Instagram within the last 5 years, everyone wants to curate a feed that is not only aesthetically pleasing in content but cohesive in color. As a millennial, I look for ways to work smarter and more efficiently. In enters the photo presets. They are usually one-click adjustment to your photos via the free Adobe Lightroom mobile app. You can find presets collections all over the internet from many influencers.


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    But sometimes it is very hard to figure out how to add these presets to our phone. Well, look no further because I am here to offer a step-by-step guide on how to install Lightroom mobile presets without a computer.

    How to install Lightroom mobile presets

    – Step 1 –
    Get the presets on your phone

    Most mobile presets are delivered to you in a DNG file. It’s typically a picture that you add to your LR mobile app and copy the settings from. Sometimes, if you purchase a collection of presets, they are delivered in a zipped file. Use apps like iZip to unzip the file directly on your phone.

    You will need to save these DNG picture files to your camera roll.


    – Step 2 –
    Import the presets to free mobile Adobe Lightroom app

    Importing is super easy!

    • Open Adobe Lightroom
    • Click “Add”
    • “From Camera Roll”
    • Click on the imported picture/s with your preset settings on it. Importing multiple is quick and easy by just selecting multiple images.
    • Click “Add”

    – Step 3 –
    Save/Name your new presets

    You will need to take each of these photos you imported, click the three dots in the upper right hand corner, and create and name your presets. The checkboxes should automatically populate with the correct boxes checked, but just double check it matches my screen shot below.

    It’s not hard but if you have 10 or so from a collection, it can get tedious! Power through because it is worth it.

    TIP: Be sure to name each preset with something easy to differentiate them with. “Preset 1” and “Preset 2” may be confusing after a while.


    – Step 4 –
    Finito! Your preset is ready for you to edit the day away.


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    – Before/Afters –
    with the “At Home on Hudson” preset!

    Before and after photo of a female in a Italian courtyard in Venice, Italy showing the editing of a lightroom preset
    Before and after photo of a bohemian style living room showing the editing of a lightroom preset
    Before and after photo of a female in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France showing the editing of a lightroom preset
    Before and after photo of tulips showing the editing of a lightroom preset

    DISCLAIMER: Although a preset is the one-click editing, you may have to tweak some things such as Exposure (brightens the images), Temperature (cools/warms the images), or you may have to fix the Color Mix of individual color tones.


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      Sami Mastrario

      The cool aunt. Plant novice who loves to travel to cool places, eat unadventurous food, and take pretty photos.

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