A Beginner’s Guide on How to Install Presets for Lightroom

I received several emails over the past few months that my readers would really like some basic Lightroom tutorials. So, some of my upcoming blog posts will be on Lightroom and Photoshop. In this basic tutorial, I will teach you how to install a Lightroom preset.

How To Install Lightroom Presets

In this tutorial, I will be using 30+ Blog Photoshop Lightroom Presets, an awesome set of blogging presets for about $15 (sometimes the prices change). For those who do not know, a Lightroom (or Photoshop) preset sets the basic color treatments, like tint and saturation, to a predefined setting. This makes updating photographs a breeze. And when you are a busy blogger, you so don’t need to spend hours tweaking your photos.

Edit > Preferences

Go to the Presets tab.

Click on the “Show Lightroom Presets Folder”.

Okay, so this just opens up a folder on your computer. In the future, you can go directly to this folder to install any presets, if you want.

Open up the Lightroom folder.

Open up the Develop Presets folder.

Create a New Folder inside of this folder, if you want. Or, you could just click inside Lightroom Presets or User Presets folder, but I like to organize my presets by the type.

Since these presets are named Blog Presets, I named the folder that. 🙂

Open up wherever you downloaded the ZIP file, and drag them over to your new Blog Presets folder.

Restart Lightroom. You can press the button, or just exit and enter.

Okay, here’s the photo of Joe getting a bath. He looks very happy, doesn’t he? Haha.

Insta-cropped and used Blog Photography 5 preset, as you can see in the Presets menu on the left hand side. Notice that it is under “Blog Presets.” Yep, you guessed it, that’s the folder name!

That’s it! Installing Lightroom presets … easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy. Oh, and Joe smells much better now.

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