How to Import Mobile Lightroom Presets

You often use the Lightroom to edit photos from your smartphone and / or tablet, you would like to speed up your work by using presets - which would allow you to retouch the shots instantly - but you don't know how to proceed. To be specific, you learned that it is possible to import presets into the Lightroom app, but by searching the web, you couldn't figure it out.

This is actually the way things are, aren't they? Then don't worry: if you ask yourself how to import Lightroom Mobile presets, know that I am here to help you and explain how to reach your goal. In today's guide, in fact, I will show you how to do this using the desktop version of Lightroom for Windows and macOS, thanks to which you can import your presets into the mobile app. Alternatively, I'll also explain how to do this using the Lightroom app for Android and iOS alone.

I bet you can't wait to read the advice I've prepared for you in the next chapters, right? So let's not waste any more precious time and sit down comfortably: you only have to dedicate a few minutes of your free time to carefully read the procedures that you will find in this guide and put into action! I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good job!

Import Presets from Adobe CC

The quickest way to import presets to Lightroom Mobile is to use the desktop version of the software. You must in fact know that the subscription Creative Cloud, necessary to use Lightroom for Windows and macOS (starting with 12,19 euro / month), it also includes the ability to sync data with the Lightroom mobile app.

If you want to know more about Lightroom CC, I suggest you consult my guide dedicated to this topic. In addition, you can also read the tips I gave you in my guide on how to download Lightroom for free, in case you want to know how to download and install the program on your computer.

That said, once installed Lightroom CC and downloaded from the Web the presets to be used on smartphones, to import them you simply have to go to the menu File> Import Profiles and Presets (top left) and use the screen that is shown to you to select files in LRTEMPLATE, XMP, ZIP o DCP, from your computer memory. A message will give you confirmation of the successful import.

Now, make sure that cloud data synchronization is active: then click onspeech bubble icon collocata in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Resume syncing in the box that is shown to you. By doing so, both your projects and presets will also be available within the Lightroom mobile app. Let's see how to proceed.

First, after installing Lightroom Mobile on your Android smartphone or tablet or on your iPhone / iPad, start the app via its icon on the home screen and, as soon as requested, log in with your Adobe CC account.

Once this is done, on the main screen of the app, presses onicon with three rectangles (library) and select the item All the pictures, to view all imported images. Alternatively, select the folder you created with the images to edit inside.

At this point, select the photo on which you want to apply the preset, by tapping on it, and use the tools below to locate the option Default. Then click on the icon , to expand the menu items and tap on the one named User presets.

In the newly opened section, you will find all the presets imported through Adobe CC, which you can apply to the photo with a simple tap. It was easy, wasn't it?

Import Presets to Lightroom Mobile

If you don't have a subscription to Adobe CC and you only use the Lightroom for Android or iOS, you can import presets following a different procedure.

Importing presets into Lightroom Mobile happens through files with extension DMG: these files are considered by the operating system, as well as by the app itself, as images, which however contain all the data of the adjustment settings.

If you have downloaded presets in DNG to Lightroom Mobile, what you need to do is, first, import them into the app as images. If you have downloaded these presets on your PC, transfer them to your smartphone or tablet using the advice I gave you in this guide.

After that, start Lightroom Mobile and, on the main screen of the app, first tap on the tab with thethree rectangles icon (library) and then on the icon + that you find next to the wording Album. Then, from the options you see, choose the item Folder and enter a name to recognize it (for example Preset).

Now, access the newly created folder, click on the icon + and select the item Album, by entering a name of your own (for example Preset 01). Now you just have to tap on theicon with picture (bottom right) to launch the image import tool in the app. Then locate the files DNG previously downloaded or transferred and press the button Add.

If you have carried out the operations I indicated in the previous lines to the letter, you will have successfully imported all the files DNG within the app.

In order to use the presets, you will have to import the adjustment settings manually for each of them: to do this, press the preview of the DNG file, of which you want to import the preset, and tap the icon (...) that you find at the top and, among the options that are shown to you, select the one named Create default.

Very well, we're almost there: in the new screen that you see, indicate a name to give to the preset, using the box Default name, and select the group in which you want to import it, using the drop-down menu Default group. Finally, make sure that all the boxes containing settings are active and press the icon , located at the top right.

The procedure described above will create a preset that you can use on any photo in Lightroom Mobile. All you have to do is open the photo you want to edit and scroll through the tools below: via the option default, by selecting the group name previously chosen, you will find all the imported presets, applicable to the photo with a simple tap on them.