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How to install Lightroom mobile presets in 5 simple steps!

by Adri

Lightroom mobile presets have gained popularity in recent times due to how easy they are to use and the convenience of editing on the go. You might be confused as to how to install them but here are 5 simple steps to get you through it.

All Lightroom mobile presets will be DNG Files. Most of the ones you buy online will come inside a .zip file.

Here you have two options to get the presets on to your phone.

Option 1

Download the preset pack .zip file to your computer and unzip it. Then transfer the DNG files to your phone using either Airdrop, Bluetooth, Dropbox, etc.

Option 2

Directly download the Presets .zip file to your phone. Use an unzip app to open them on your phone. There are many free unzip apps in the app store such as Unzip for Iphone or RAR for Android. The preferred browser for downloading the presets is Chrome. If using the Gmail app set your default browser to Chrome if possible.  

Important : Make sure you have enough space on your phone before transferring or downloading the files. The size of the DNG files will depend on the seller. Our Maya Gypsy Preset DNG files are only around 450kb each and you’ll have no problem adding them to your phone.

Once you have the Unzipped DNG preset files on your phone follow these 5 easy steps:

Step 1

Download the Lightroom Mobile App and sign up for a free Adobe account.

Step 2

Open Lightroom Mobile app. Create a new album with the name of your newly purchased mobile Presets.

Step 3

Open the newly created album then select the blue “Add Photos” button in the bottom left.

A. If you transfered the preset files from your computer click “From Camera Roll”

Or

B. if you unzipped on your device click ”From Files” and navigate on your device to the folder where you unzipped the files to

Step 4

Now select each individual DNG file, then click “Add Photos” to import into Lightroom

Step 5: Now that the files are imported into Lightroom they should look like this depending of which pack you have purchased..

Click on the first image in the new Album then click on the 3 little dots in the top right corner and
select “Create Preset”.

Click on “Preset group” and select “Create New Preset Group” Label it “Maya Gyspy Mobile presets”.

Create a new preset name according to each preset. Make sure to tick all the boxes. then click on the tick in the top right corner to save the first preset. Repeat these steps for each of the preset files to add them.

Yay!!!! you are now ready to edit your photos with your newly added presets. Choose any photos you’d like to edit, scroll along the bottom tool bar to the presets button, select “Preset Folder” group from the menu and scroll through to find a preset that suits your photo.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.