How To Add Presets To Lightroom.

This tutorial will show you how to add presets to Lightroom. Lightroom, from Adobe, is a great tool for improving your photos and has some presets already built-in. But, as with most things, it can be improved by adding additional presets to give you more options when editing your photos…

In fact, additional presets are available all over the web, some are free, some you have to join a mailing list for and some you have to pay for. To that end, a Google search of ‘Free Lightroom presets‘ will get you going. As usual, as with anything you download, check it for viruses before opening!

How to add presets to Lightroom

  1. Firstly, download your presets.                                                                                                                                                                 
  2. Locate the file and unzip it. Once unzipped you will see the presets have a .lrtemplate extension                            
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  3. Open Lightroom.                                                                                                                                                                             
  4. In Windows go to Edit > Preferences                                                                                                                                         
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  5. The preferences box pops up, select the presets tab                                                                                                              
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  6. Click on ‘Show Lightroom presets folder…’                                                                                                                              
  7. Open the ‘Lightroom’ folder then open the ‘Develop Presets’ folder.                                                                                  
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  8. Copy and paste the presets into this folder (it’s ok to keep them in the original folders)                                              
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  9. Finally, restart Lightroom                                                                                                                                                                  
  10. You’ll now see your presets in the develop section on the left-hand side                                                                            
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And that’s all there is to it. Now you have all your presets you can play about with them and see what looks best for your photos. If you don’t have Lightroom and want it, click on the link at the side to go to Adobe

In fact, Windows 10 has some basic editing tools too, Click here for a tutorial to learn the basics. While not as advanced as Lightroom, it can still add a bit of oomph to your photos.

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How to add presets to lightroom

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