Lightroom Classic CC

Open Lightroom – go to DEVELOP – Click on the plus (+) sign symbol next to PRESETS and import your Preset folder {Import Presets…}from where it was saved on your computer. Close and restart Lightroom. Your presets should be right there. If they are not, check your {User Presets} folder.


  • For Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw
  • Xmp and LR Template files
  • Selected presets are available for Capture One and Mobile
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How to import presets into Lightroom {older versions}


This part will be different on PC’s and Mac. On a PC, you will find Preferences on the Edit tab. For a Mac, you will find it on the tab labeled Lightroom. When you click on Preferences, you will have a pop-up box open. The pop-up should have six tabs on the top. You will choose the Presets tab.

2. Before moving on to installing the presets, you will need to make sure that “Store presets with this catalog” is unchecked.

3. After, you will click on the box titled “Show Lightroom Presets”. This will open your Finder or Folder window. The Lightroom should automatically be highlighted, but if it’s not just make sure this is the folder you double click on.

4. Inside the Lightroom folder, there will be another folder
labeled “Develop Presets”. Once this folder is open you will copy and paste the unzipped file that you downloaded into the Develop Presets folder.

Trouble shoot

Once your presets are pasted into the folder, the last step would be to close and restart Lightroom.

When you open Lightroom again, your presets should be available in the Presets Panel. To access the individual presets, you will need to choose the collection and click on the triangle to display them.

If you’re still having trouble installing, there are two things to consider. How you downloaded the presets or how they were installed into Lightroom.

When you’re downloading the presets, make sure not to open the file after it has finished download. If you’re having trouble unzipping the file on a PC, try using WinRar. It’s a completely free unzipping program.

If your presets are not showing up in Lightroom, double check that you copied the presets into the Develop Presets folder.

Identifying Your Lightroom Version: Before you begin, it’s crucial to determine the version of Lightroom you have. This affects your preset import method.

  • For Mac Users: Discover your version by clicking on ‘About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC’ (or ‘Lightroom CC’ if that’s your software).
  • For PC Users: Navigate to Help > About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC to find out.


Please note that if you install the XMP presets/profiles in Lightroom 7.5, they will automatically be synced to ACR as well.

Follow these steps to import presets for ACR only:

For Mac Users: Users>Your Name>Library>Application Support>Adobe>Camera Raw> Settings

For Windows Users: Application Data>Adobe>Camera Raw>Settings OR C: Users-[user name]>AppData>Roaming>Adobe>Camera Raw>Settings

Copy and paste the .xmp files into your Settings Folder.
Please note, only paste the .xmp files (not the folder) into the setting folder, as ACR does not recognize folders, only the individual files.

Please note, if you are using a Mac and cannot locate the Settings folder you should go to Finder and select Go > Go to Folder from the menu. Then copy and paste: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings into the box


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