How To Install Lightroom Presets Quickly & Easily

Having some issues getting your new presets into Lightroom? Luckily, the process is quite simple! Let’s take a look at how to install Lightroom presets.

Method 1

If your files are in a zipped or RAR file, then the first thing you’ll want to do is extract your presets onto your desktop or somewhere you can easily find them. The presets have the file extension of “lrtemplate.”


After you have extracted the files, the next step is to open up your Lightroom, click on the develop tab, then navigate to the left-hand side and look for the presets area. You’re going to want to organize your presets, so in this section simply right-click and hit new folder. Name it whatever you want and then while selecting the new folder, right-click again and hit import.


Now you’re going to find the “lrtemplate” files again and select them. After you have selected them, hit open and now your presets will be loaded into Lightroom! You may need to restart LR just in case.

Method 2

In the case of our presets, they come inside of a folder which you can use to organize your presets more efficiently. In this situation, you can use a different method for getting your presets into Lightroom.

Similar to Method 1, you’ll need to extract the folder that is located inside the zipped or RAR file preferably to your desktop.

Open up Lightroom and go to Edit → Preferences. Click on the “Presets” tab and then click on the button that says “Show Lightroom Presets Folder.” Next, select the “Lightroom” folder and then the “Develop Presets” folder. Drop the folder that you extracted earlier into here. Now restart LR and you should be good to go.


And there you have it! Two methods for easily installing your Lightroom Presets. If you enjoyed this resource, please share it with others! And if you’re in need of some killer new presets for your collection, come check out our selection of presets.

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