Eric Shiozaki

How to: Install Lightroom Mobile Presets

Step 1: Download the files from your phone or computer (Easiest on Mac)

Computer Instructions

Mac

Step A: If you’re on a Mac, open the folder

Step B: Select all the images, and then right click and hit share.

Step C: Select Airdrop and then click on your device.

PC

Step A: Download the DNG files to your computer.

Step B: Visit this link and choose the option best suited for you: (iPhone) https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201313 or (Android) https://support.google.com/android/answer/9064445?hl=en

Step C: If you are having troubles with this, try searching “how to transfer photos from computer to phone” on your preferred search engine.

iPhone Instructions

Step A: Click the download link from the email under “Download”

Step B: Open in Files / Save to Files

Step C: Follow this guide to unzip a folder on your iPhone:  https://www.wikihow.tech/Open-Zip-Files-on-an-iPhone

Step 2: Import the files into the Lightroom app

At this point you should have all of your DNG files saved to your phone. If you go into your photo stream and see them as blank picture files, don’t be alarmed – that’s how they should look.

Open the Lightroom app and create a new album. I recommend you name it SHIO Presets. Then open the new album, go to Add Photos and select all the DNG files from your camera roll and add them to the album.

Step 3: Create and save your Presets

Go into the album containing your newly imported DNG files. Open the first file, tap on the 3 dots icon at the top right of the screen and then tap on Create Preset.

Next you will see the New Preset screen (shown below) which contains all the options you can use to customize your preset. You can give your preset a name (highly recommended) and the option to choose a Preset Group to save it in. You can save it in User Presets or you can create a new preset group and name it however you like. I recommend this if you have a lot of presets and want to keep them organized. The checkboxes below determine which picture settings you’d like to save with this preset. Only the settings you choose here will be applied to the pictures you edit with this preset in the future.

I personally check all boxes except for Tools, Optics and Geometry. That’s because those parameters vary from picture to picture and I will probably never need to crop or tilt a picture exactly the same way as the preset for example.

When you’re done with the settings save your preset by tapping on the checkmark icon at the top right corner.

Repeat this step for each DNG file as you will need to save each preset separately. Don’t worry though, you only need to do this once!

Step 4: Using the presets.

To use your new presets just go back into your library and open any photo you’d like to edit.Find the Presets icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen and tap on it. Make sure the Preset Group that’s selected is the one where you saved your new presets. If you saved them in the User Presets group, select that.

Now you can edit the photo by tapping on a preset from the list and then tapping on the checkmark. You can still continue to edit the photo and make adjustments if you like, after you’ve applied the preset.

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