Adobe Light­room is one of the most pop­u­lar pho­to edit­ing soft­ware. Our blog has many use­ful tuto­ri­als and arti­cles that will help a begin­ner to mas­ter this pro­gram. Today we will talk about where to get it, how to add it and how to apply the pre­set in Light­room on your com­put­er and on your phone.

Pre­sets — com­bi­na­tions of set­tings for quick pho­to cor­rec­tion. Pho­to: ashvircreations.com

What are pre­sets
File for­mats
Where to get ready-made com­bi­na­tions of set­tings
Is free
How to add and save pre­sets for Light­room (Light­room) on a com­put­er (PC)
lrtem­plate (XMP)
How to use pre­sets in Light­room
How to install pre­sets for Light­room (Light­room) on your phone
How to open a new pre­set in Light­room on a smart­phone
How to cre­ate your own pre­set in Light­room

What are presets

These are ready-made set­tings for image pro­cess­ing.

On aver­age, pro­cess­ing one image takes up to 30 min­utes. This time is spent on the selec­tion of fil­ters, white bal­ance cor­rec­tion, expo­sure and oth­er set­tings. With ready-made pre­sets, pro­cess­ing speed can be increased by 3–6 times. As soon as you use a pre­set in Light­room, the set­tings col­lect­ed in it are applied. And there is an instant cor­rec­tion of the image.

In Eng­lish-lan­guage pho­to edi­tors, these set­tings are called “Pre­sets”. In Russ­ian — “Pre­sets” or “Styles”.

You can buy or down­load such com­bi­na­tions in the form of files. We will tell you more about what they are below. These files work only inside the appli­ca­tion itself. You can not apply them in any way to the pho­to itself. First you need to down­load the pre­sets into the Light­room pro­gram on your com­put­er or phone, install them. And only after that you can apply for pho­to edit­ing.

File formats

This is an exten­sion that the pro­gram “under­stands”. It is indi­cat­ed after the file name (after the dot). There are 3 exten­sions avail­able in total:

DNG — this is the fin­ished image along with a set of set­tings for cor­rec­tion. They can be applied to your pho­tos. The con­ve­nience of such a file — you can imme­di­ate­ly see how the edit­ed pic­ture will look like (there is a pho­to exam­ple for this);

XMP — a file with all ready-made set­tings, but only with­out a pho­to with an exam­ple;

Lrtem­plate — the for­mat that was used until 2018. The pro­gram still rec­og­nizes it, but con­verts it to a more mod­ern one — XMP. This hap­pens auto­mat­i­cal­ly after load­ing.

An exam­ple of pro­cess­ing dif­fer­ent images using the same style. Pho­to: ashvircreations.com

Where to get ready-made combinations of settings


Buy from blog­gers, pho­tog­ra­phers, artists. Many peo­ple who cre­ate their own pre­sets are will­ing to sell them. Some­times style sets are includ­ed in paid tuto­ri­als.

Most often, blog­gers sell DNG files. They can be installed on a PC, but most often they are used in a mobile appli­ca­tion.

Is free

Where can I get free pre­sets for Light­room?

  • Some­times they are hand­ed out by blog­gers, pho­tog­ra­phers. For exam­ple, it can be a pro­mo­tion when buy­ing a course, a raf­fle, etc.
  • Down­load online. Some­times peo­ple share their work on forums for free.
  • Use built-in. Light­room itself has ready-made Styles, but there are a lim­it­ed num­ber of them.
  • Make your own.

How to add and save presets for Lightroom (Lightroom) on a computer (PC)

Where are Styles locat­ed? Find­ing them is easy. Need:

  • go to Light­room
  • select the sec­tion Devel­op / “Pro­cess­ing”;
  • on the left side there will be a pan­el with dif­fer­ent tools. Among them you need to find Pre­sets / “Pre­sets” (may be called “Styles”, depend­ing on the ver­sion of the pro­gram).

If you click on this tab, a list with styles that are already installed will open. To check them, just hov­er over each. In real time, the image will change — this is an exam­ple of how the pho­to will look after apply­ing the style.

All saved pre­sets are dis­played in one list. It can be divid­ed into sep­a­rate fold­ers. Pho­to: lightroomhdrpresets.blogspot.com

lrtemplate (XMP)

This method will help you install lrtem­plate (XMP) pre­sets in Light­room on your com­put­er. Need:

  • open “Pre­sets”, as described above;
  • click on the “+” sign next to the word “Pre­sets”;
  • a small menu will open. In it you need to select “Import”;
  • select the down­loaded file in lrtem­plate (XMP) for­mat;
  • click “Import”.

That’s it, you have loaded a new style into the pro­gram. Where will he appear? In the gen­er­al list on the left. Usu­al­ly new down­loads are placed at the end of the list, but in some ver­sions of the pro­gram they imme­di­ate­ly appear in alpha­bet­i­cal order. Just click on it to apply it to the open image.

You can rename the file even after load­ing it into the pro­gram. Just right-click on it, select the desired item in the menu that opens, enter a new name and save it.

Decid­ed to upload a lot of files? Then you can sort them into fold­ers so as not to get con­fused. For this you need:

  • click on any fil­ter with the right mouse but­ton;
  • click on “Move”;
  • click on “New Group” (to cre­ate a new fold­er) or on a fold­er that has already been cre­at­ed;
  • save set­tings.
Pre­sets are need­ed not only to sim­pli­fy the pro­cess­ing process. And, for exam­ple, if you need to design a group, a page on social net­works in the same style. Pho­to: pinterestpresetlightroom.blogspot.com


The pecu­liar­i­ty of this for­mat is that it con­tains not only set­tings, but also the fin­ished image. Because of this, it can­not be added via “Import”. You can open it only through Library / “Library”. Need:

  • go to the “Library” sec­tion;
  • move the file there in the desired for­mat;
  • click “Import”;
  • the pho­to with the desired style will be opened on the main screen. Now you need to open the “Pro­cess­ing” sec­tion, on the left side, select “Pre­sets” on the tool­bar;
  • click on “+”, select Cre­ate / “Cre­ate”;
  • give a name to the new style.

How to use presets in Lightroom

  • Click on “Add pho­to” / Add Pho­to.
  • Select the fold­er with the desired image, click on the pho­to itself.
  • Wait until the image is loaded and appears on the work­ing screen of the pro­gram.
  • Select the sec­tion “Pro­cess­ing” / Devel­op.
  • On the left side, on the tool­bar, select “Pre­sets” / “Styles” / Pre­sets.
  • Apply the desired one (by click­ing on it).

How to install presets for Lightroom (Lightroom) on your phone

Adobe Light­room has a smart­phone app (for iOS and Android). It was includ­ed in the top 7 best pho­to edit­ing apps accord­ing to our edi­tors. This is not sur­pris­ing, because the appli­ca­tion has hun­dreds of pho­to edit­ing tools, a large com­mu­ni­ty and the abil­i­ty to share your cre­ativ­i­ty.

Where can I find ready-made styles in Light­room on my phone? Need:

  • open the appli­ca­tion;
  • on the main screen in the low­er right cor­ner, click on the image with a “+”;
  • select the desired pic­ture;
  • open this pic­ture from the library;
  • in the bot­tom menu, the fourth icon is the styles you need. You need to click on them;
  • 3 cat­e­gories “Rec­om­mend­ed” (arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence ana­lyzes the pho­to and selects the best fil­ters for it), “Pre­mi­um” (brand­ed fil­ter sets), “Yours” will open. Only the lat­est ones are free (there are more than 50 of them). Paid ver­sion price: 1499 rubles per year or 149 rubles per month (at the time of writ­ing);
  • to apply the pre­set, just click on it and save the edit­ed pho­to.
Paid and free sets of fil­ters are avail­able to the user. And arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence can choose the best ones by ana­lyz­ing the image. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

How to open a new preset in Lightroom on a smartphone

Only DNG for­mat can be opened on the phone. It is saved in the Gallery as a pic­ture. Need:

  • go to the Gallery, open the desired pic­ture;
  • select an appli­ca­tion to open it. This fea­ture can be hid­den in the menu (usu­al­ly 3 dots or stripes in the upper right cor­ner). In our case (on Xiao­mi) — you need to tap on the screen. The bot­tom menu will appear. You need to select the first icon and select Lr from the list of all appli­ca­tions. After the down­load is com­plet­ed, a push noti­fi­ca­tion will come;
  • go to the Light­room app;
  • open the “Library” tab;
  • click on the pre­set pho­to;
  • click on 3 dots in the upper right cor­ner — a menu will open, select “Cre­ate Style”;
  • name the style, check the box­es next to those set­tings that you want to copy. Click on the check­mark in the upper right cor­ner.
Instruc­tions for sav­ing a pre­set. If you select “Copy set­tings”, then the pho­to pre­set can be trans­ferred to anoth­er pho­to once. In order not to repeat this action every time, it is eas­i­er to save this style right away. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

How to apply a new pre­set in Light­room? Need:

  • upload any pho­to or choose from uploaded ones;
  • click on the “Styles” tab on the bot­tom pan­el;
  • in the “Yours” tab, the “User Sets” item now appeared. This is the fold­er with the down­loaded Light­room pre­sets. You need to go there and select the fil­ter that you pre­vi­ous­ly saved.
The pro­gram saves the new style in the User Pre­sets fold­er. And by select­ing the “Cre­ate Style” item, you can make your own fil­ter. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

How to create your own preset in Lightroom

If you don’t like the pro­posed fil­ters, but you don’t want to buy expen­sive ones, you can make your own pre­sets in Light­room. Enough:

  • open a pho­to (from phone or PC);
  • edit it the way you like;
  • save the result.

How to save style on PC:

  • on the left side, on the tool­bar, select “Pre­sets”;
  • click on “+”, select “Cre­ate”;
  • name the new style and save.

How to save a pre­set on a smart­phone:

  • after edit­ing, click on the 3 dots in the upper right cor­ner;
  • select “Cre­ate Style”;
  • name the pre­set;
  • Click on the check­mark in the top right cor­ner.

After that, all cre­at­ed options for ready-made pre­sets will be saved in one list with those that were pre­in­stalled or down­loaded from oth­er sources.


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