How to install Lightroom Mobile Presets

If you have not purchased your Lightroom mobile presets yet, Shop Here. Then follow the steps below.

1. Download files to your mobile phone

Download files to your mobile phone via the link that appears after your purchase. The link can also be accessed via ‘MY ACCOUNT’ or via your email.

The link will take you to files on Google Drive. Download the files straight to your mobile phone as shown below.

NOTE: Please note this Google Drive folder (see below) can look different on different phones (even on older/newer IPhones) and unfortunately, we cannot cover all possible devices in our instructions. If you have issues downloading, please refer to Google instructions for your particular phone, e.g. check this link or search Google with ‘how to download files from Google Drive to XXX phone’.

Option 1 (Iphone or Android):

Open the file – Click on it.
Click the ‘Download’ button in the top right corner and continue to Download.

Option 2 (Iphone – older phones):

If you still have issues with downloading, do not worry – simply ask us to email you preset files and try to download from your email – this normally works well for most devices.

Common problems:

I am getting empty / black / gray images instead of pictures.

This is TOTALLY FINE. The installation DNG files should look like black / gray squares or a grid of images in your Camera Roll. Please DO NOT try to open them on your phone – they will not open. Simply continue the installation.

I am not getting separate photos, only a grid of 9 images.

You are doing it right. You are not supposed to download separate images. Simply continue the installation with the DNG file downloaded.

I have tried everything and I cannot download from Google Drive to my phone.

That’s fine, do not worry. You can either:

  • download files to your computer > email them to yourself > download from your email
  • ask us to email you the files > download from your email

When I try to download I can only see ‘Open in… VSCO App’

You do not need to use ‘Open in…’ option. You need to download the file to your mobile phone. Then open Lightroom CC App and upload it there – see next steps.

2. Upload the files to Lightroom CC App

Open the Lightroom CC App (if you don’t have it, install first – it’s FREE). Create a New Album. Click ‘Add Image’ button and add the DNG files. They will appear in Lightroom CC App as grids of 9 images.

Common problems:

I can only see a grid of 9 images / black / gray square in my Lightroom CC App

This is TOTALLY FINE. The installation DNG files should look like black / gray squares or a grid of images. Simply continue the installation.

I have uploaded the file to Lightroom CC App but the preset did not appear

This is correct. For the preset to appear you need to complete the next step ‘Create your preset’ – see below.

3. Create your preset

Open the image  >  Click the 3 dots in the top right corner (or similar button depending on the phone)  >  Click ‘Create Preset’  >  Name your preset  >  Choose preset group ‘User Presets’ > Save

4. Apply preset to your photos

Go back to Home Page in your App. Add your own photo and open it. In the Edit Mode scroll the bottom panel to ‘Presets’  >  ‘User Presets’  >  Click the preset you have created. Enjoy!

Common problems:

I have installed the preset as per instructions but when I apply it to my photo, nothing changes / The preset does not work

This might happen if you downloaded file as an image (JPG) not as an installation file (DNG).

You need to re-download your file as an installation DNG file.

If you cannot do this via the Google Drive link, you can either:

  • download files to your computer > email them to yourself > download from your email
  • ask us to email you the files > download from your email

Happy editing!

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