Technical Help

Presets have been designed as a baseline to be applied PRIOR to additional editing.

Installation of Lightroom Presets

  1. Unzip the zip file.
    Make a note of where you unzipped this file since you will need to go back to it later.
    Depending on whether you downloaded a preset, pack, bundle or LUT, there can be up to 4 folders there: “Lightroom”, “Mobile”, “Photoshop”, and “Video LUTs”. The Lightroom presets will be in the folder called “Lightroom”.
  2. Open Lightroom.
  3. Make sure you have a photo selected.
  4. On the left-hand side, Right-Click in the “Presets” pane and choose “New Folder”.
  5. Name it the folder Hit enter.
  6. Make sure the new folder you just created is highlighted. Right-Click on the folder and choose “Import”.
  7. Navigate to the files you unzipped in step 1. You will see a folder called “Lightroom”. Open that folder.
  8. Select all of the files in the “Lightroom” folder. (You can do this by clicking on the first file in the list, holding shift and select the last file in the list. This should select all of the files.)
  9. Click “Import”
  10. You should now have a presets folder with a list of presets.
  11. Choose from one of those presets to apply the that look to your image.

You can still make further adjustments to the photo to suit your taste.

  1. Unzip the zip file.
    Make a note of where you unzipped this file since you will need to go back to it later.
    Depending on whether you downloaded a preset, pack, bundle or LUT, there can be up to 4 folders there: “Lightroom”, “Mobile”, “Photoshop”, and “Video LUTs”. The Photoshop presets will be in the folder called “Photoshop”.
  2. Copy all of the files that end in .xmp and place them in the following location:
    • Mac(user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw /Settings
    • Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings

Make sure you only copy the preset files (.xmp) into the ‘settings’ folder, specified above, as folders are not supported in Camera Raw.

After you have copied the .xmp files into the Settings folder, you will now see them as an option when you open a raw file in Photoshop.

Notes

To access the Library location on Mac’s running Lion or Mountain Lion (Library is hidden by default): Hold down the option key while selecting “Go” in the Mac Finder menu on your desktop.

If you’re still having trouble finding the ‘Settings’ folder, you can also save a file within ACR and search for it on your computer. When found make a shortcut to the ‘Settings’ folder either in your side bar or as a desktop shortcut for easy access.

Photoshop CS6

Find the ‘Settings’ folder for where you should put your ACR presets in Photoshop CS6

  1. Open a RAW image in Photoshop Camera Raw window. (Right click on Raw or DNG file and select open in Photoshop).
  2. Click ‘Save Settings’ in the pull down menu accessed by clicking the icon far right on the grey bar that says basic underneath the histogram right side panel.
  3. When the ‘Save Settings’ dialog opens, click ‘save’. It will now show you the settings folder where you should put all your ACR presets into. You can save your file here, then search for the filename you saved it as in your finder/explorer or spotlight to find the folder, then drag the folder to your favorites or make a desktop shortcut on your sidebar for future easy access.

Every program has a different way to install LUTs.

If you purchased a LUT or a bundle that includes LUTs, you will see a folder called “Video LUTs”. Copy the LUT’s to the folder specified by the video editing program you are using. You may need to restart your program to be able to access the LUTs. From there, you should be able to apply the LUT’s to your videos.

If you are using Final Cut Pro X, we highly recommend a program called ColorFinale. You may also want to consider a powerful but free program called DaVinci Resolve.

If you purchased a Lightroom Mobile enabled preset, you will see a folder called “Mobile” which contains labeled images that correspond to each preset.

  1. Import those images into a Lightroom collection.
  2. Apply the corresponding preset to their respective image.
  3. Export those images as DNG format.
  4. Copy those DNG images onto your mobile device.
  5. Import those DNG images into Lightroom Mobile.
  6. Choose one of the DNG images corresponding to the preset you would like to apply.
  7. Long-press the image and choose “copy settings”. (You may have to click the slider settings on the bottom (3 horizontal lines) in order to for “copy settings” to show up.
  8. On the next screen, choose OK.
  9. Choose the image you would like to apply the preset to.
  10. Click on the slider settings on that image.
  11. Long-press the image and choose “paste settings”.

General Questions

Due to the nature of digital download products, we do not issue returns or refunds once the order is confirmed and the product is sent. As a customer you are responsible for understanding this upon purchasing any item at our site.

We recommend contacting us for assistance if you experience any issues receiving or downloading our products.

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