Lightroom Presets: How to Install on Desktop (.LRTEMPLATE Files)

If you bought our desktop Lightroom presets, this is the installation guide for you! If you’re thinking Lightroom presets? How to install on desktop? We will explain step-by-step – for both Windows and Mac. This installation guide is for Lightroom Classic (version 7.2 and older), which uses .lrtemplate preset files.

If you are unsure which version you use, check our FAQ-page.

We also have installation guides for newer versions of Lightroom Classic, the cloud-based Lightroom, and Photoshop (that use .xmp preset files).

Did you buy our mobile presets? Please check our article How to Add Presets to Lightroom Mobile.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Lightroom Presets: How to Install on Desktop (.LRTEMPLATE Files)

  1. Download the presets

    from the download link in the confirmation email and unzip the folder.

  2. Open Lightroom Classic.

    on your desktop

  3. Drag the .lrtemplate files from the folder onto the Lightroom app icon to install.

    Lightroom Presets How to Install on Desktop lrtemplate Lightroom Classic

  4. A pop up will appear ‘Install Template’, click ‘install’ for each preset.

    Lightroom Presets How to Install on Desktop Lightroom Classic

  5. The presets will appear in the ‘Presets’ tab (in the panel on the left, below ‘Navigator’ under user presets.

    Lightroom Classic Presets How to Install on Desktop lrtemplate

  6. You can right-click in the ‘Presets’ tab and click ‘New Folder’.

    lrtemplate Lightroom Presets How to Install on Desktop

  7. Create a folder with the name of the preset pack. Drag the presets into the folder.

    Lightroom Presets How to Install Lightroom Presets How to Install on Desktop Lightroom Classic

  8. Happy editing!

    Please show us your beautiful creations and use #onceuponapreset when you share your edited photos!

NOTES: 

  • The white balance (WB) is NOT included in any of our presets, you need to adjust this yourself if the WB is off.
  • You might need to make some small adjustments for the best results.

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