How to Add Presets to Lightroom Mobile (FREE version)

If you bought our Lightroom mobile presets this is the installation guide for you! We will explain step-by-step how to add presets to Lightroom Mobile (FREE version) for both Android and iPhone (iOS).

You can also use this guide if you have a Creative Cloud subscription. In that case, the presets will automatically sync with the Lightroom desktop app (note: they will not automatically sync with Lightroom Classic).

You do NOT need a computer for this installation.

We also have installation guides for desktop presets. Go to the installation guide for Lightroom (previously Lightroom CC), Lightroom Classic (from version 7.3), Lightroom Classic (version 7.2 and older), and Photoshop (Adobe Camera Raw). If you are unsure which version you use, check our FAQ-page.

Make sure you bought the right presets, the files for Android are .XMP files and for iOS are .DNG files (you can use these files + method for Android too, but it takes longer to install).

You can always reach out for support, email to [email protected].

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How to Add Presets to Lightroom Mobile (iPhone/iOS)

  1. Download the Lightroom Mobile App

    You are asked to create an account, this is FREE!
    Lightroom Clous Logo New

  2. Download the Unzip app

    This will help us unzip the preset files from the email. After the installation, you can delete the app.
    Unzip App iPhone iOS

  3. Open the email with the download link for the presets and download the ZIP file

    After your order, you receive an order confirmation and email with a download link.

  4. Open the ZIP file in the app ‘Unzip’

    You don’t have to save the folder to your files.
    How to Unzip on iPhone iOS

  5. In the Unzip app, click on the ZIP file and it will unzip

    You might get some advertisement.
    How to Unzip Presets on iPhone iOS

  6. Click the folder ‘OUAJ … Presets (Mobile)’ and click again.

    This will open the preset files, which are .DNG files. Do not worry that you see a question mark (?).
    How to Install Presets to Lightroom Mobile iOS

  7. Click ‘Edit’ in the top right and select all files

    It’s the checkbox on the top left.
    How to Install Presets to Lightroom iPhone iOS

  8. Click the bottom left ‘send-to’ icon and select Lightroom from the apps.

    If Lightroom is not visible, click ‘more’ and select Lightroom.
    How to Add Presets to Lightroom Mobile iOS How to Install Presets Lightroom Mobile iPhone

  9. Click on ‘Launch Lightroom Now’

    A pop-up will appear, saying the photos will be imported on the next app launch. You will see the DNG-files appear as photos! Each photo has the preset name and preset pack as text on it. This makes it easier to store the presets in your app.
    Add Presets Launch Lightroom Now

  10. Option 1: You can use the presets by copying the settings of the DNG-files each time you edit a photo

    – Tap the three dots (top right)
    – Click ‘Copy Settings’
    – Uncheck the boxes ‘Tools’ ‘Optics’ and ‘Geometry’, check the rest
    – Go to the photo you want to apply the preset to
    – Click the three dots (top right) again
    – Click ‘Paste Settings’
    – That’s it!
    How to Copy Settings Lightroom Mobile iOS

  11. Option 2: you can create presets so you don’t have to go back-and-forth every time!

    – Tap the three dots (top right)
    – Click ‘Create Preset’
    – Uncheck the boxes ‘Tools’ ‘Optics’ and ‘Geometry’, check the rest
    – Create a preset group to bundle them (OUAJ *Pack* Presets)
    – Name the preset (as displayed on the photo) and add it to the preset group
    – Click the check-mark (top right)
    – Repeat the steps for all presets (you only need to create a group once, if you bought 1 pack)
    How to Create a Preset in Lightroom Mobile iOS

  12. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, the presets will sync automatically to the Lightroom desktop application (the one with the same rounded corner icon as on mobile, previously Lightroom CC or Cloud). Happy editing! 

    If you bought more packs, you might need to repeat this process for each pack.

NOTES: 

  • The white balance (WB) is NOT included in any of our presets, you need to adjust this yourself if the WB is off. Find the White Balance in the ‘Color’ tab.
  • You might need to make some small adjustments for the best results.
  • Please share your beautiful creations and use #onceuponapreset when you share your edited photos!

How to Install Lightroom Mobile Presets (Android)

  1. Download the Lightroom Mobile App
    You are asked to create an account, this is FREE!
    Lightroom Clous Logo New
  2. Open the email with the download link for the presets and download the ZIP file.
    After your order, you receive an order confirmation and email with a download link.
  3. Open the Lightroom Mobile App
    Click on the Lightroom app symbol and import a photo by clicking on the ‘add photo’ symbol.
    How to Import A Photo to Lightroom Mobile Android
  4. Click on the ‘presets’ symbol
    On the bottom, you see ‘presets’.
    How to Add Presets to Lightroom Android
  5. Click on the three dots on the right
    This will open the presets-options.
    How to Add Lightroom Presets to Android
  6. Click on ‘import presets’
    This will open the files on your phone.
    How to Install Presets to Lightroom Android
  7. Find the downloaded folder with presets
    You can simply use the search bar and find ‘OUAJ … Presets (Mobile)’.
    How to Add Presets to Lightroom Mobile Android with xmp files
  8. Select all .XMP files and click ‘open’
    These are the preset files.
    How to Install Presets to Lightroom Mobile Android
  9. The presets are now imported and ready to use!
    Tap on the name of the folder, and you will see all the presets. Tap on the presets to see how they look on your photo.
    How to Import Presets to Lightroom Mobile Android How to Add Presets to Lightroom Android
  10. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, the presets will sync automatically to the Lightroom desktop application (the one with the same rounded corner icon as on mobile, previously Lightroom CC or Cloud). Happy editing!
    If you bought more packs, you might need to repeat this process for each pack.

NOTES: 

  • The white balance (WB) is NOT included in any of our presets, you need to adjust this yourself if the WB is off. Find the White Balance in the ‘Color’ tab.
  • You might need to make some small adjustments for the best results.
  • Please share your beautiful creations and use #onceuponapreset when you share your edited photos!

And that’s how you add presets to Lightroom mobile! Happy editing!

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