Presets do not come with an executable install file (*.exe) but instead they come in XMP or LRTEMPLATE format. This makes them compatible with both Windows and macOS operating system.

This guide will work with any preset that you get from our website, our partners’ and any preset shop that sells Lightroom presets.

For Lightroom CC (Not Classic CC)

Good news! You are in the future. Lightroom CC makes it very easy to import profiles and presets.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Install Lightroom Presets and Profiles using Lightroom CC

  1. Import Presets to Lightroom CC for Desktop

    Click File > Import Profiles and Presets

  2. Select the Presets

    Import the ‘entire folder(s)‘ that contains the XMP files

  3. Use your presets on Lightroom CC all across devices

    Once you have added presets on your Desktop, they will automatically sync with your Lightroom CC apps all across devices.Lumosmax presets on Lightroom CC for Desktop

With Lightroom CC, you can even use our presets on smartphone and mobile devices. We have made a separate article covering this. Learn how to sync mobile presets.

Installing Lightroom Presets (XMP)

For Lightroom ‘Classic’ CC

XMP are the new format for Lightroom Presets. They work with Adobe Camera Raw so you can use both on Lightroom and Photoshop.

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Open Preferences in Lightroom ( Mac). or click on Edit > Preferences  (⊞ Windows).
  3. Select Presets tab in the Preferences box.
  4. You will need to click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” and then open the CameraRaw folder.
  5. Open the Settings folder. Copy and paste Lumosmax’s Lightroom Presets into this folder.
  6. Restart Lightroom.

Installing Lightroom Profiles for Lightroom ‘Classic’ CC

Profiles (previously known as Camera Profiles) work similarly like presets but without changing any settings from the develop module. Learn more about Profiles.

  1. From the Menu Bar, choose File > Import Profiles and Presets
  2. Select the Profiles (usually inside the folder called ‘Profiles’ in your downloaded package)
  3. Click ‘Import’

Installing Lightroom Presets (LRTEMPLATES)

For Older Version(s) of Lightroom

LRTEMPLATES are the old format for Lightroom Presets. You can still install them in the newer version of Lightroom apps as these LRTEMPLATES will get converted into the new XMP format automatically.

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Open Preferences in Lightroom ( Mac). or click on Edit > Preferences  (⊞ Windows).
  3. Select Presets tab in the Preferences box.
  4. You will need to click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” and then open the Lightroom folder.
  5. Open the Develop Presets folder. Copy and paste Lumosmax’s Lightroom Presets into this folder.
  6. Restart Lightroom.

Installing Lightroom Brushes

Some presets like Portrait Heinrich come together with brushes. Currently, they are not compatible with the new Lightroom CC. If you are using the Lightroom Classic CC, here’s how to install them :

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Open Preferences in Lightroom (Mac). or click on Edit > Preferences for Windows.
  3. Select Presets tab in the Preferences box.
  4. You will need to click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” and then open the Lightroom folder.
  5. Open the Local Adjustment Presets folder. You can then easily copy and paste Lumosmax’s Lightroom Brushes into this folder.
  6. Restart Lightroom.

Lightroom Presets for Mobile 

(Preset and Profile Synchronization)

We have created a special page for mobile users to use LR Presets. Learn more about using mobile presets.

If you are using Lightroom CC for desktop and mobile, presets that you have purchased and installed on your desktop will automatically sync all across devices.

If you are solely using the mobile app (not using the Desktop version), you can use our preset on mobile by converting them to DNG or by purchasing our DNG Presets Pack.

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