How-To Download Presets

How to Install Presets in Lightroom Mobile

November 20, 2020

Lightroom presets are everywhere these days.

Presets help you achieve the beautiful and cohesive Instagram feed (or if you’re a reader, a Bookstagram feed) you’re looking for. With a quick click tap of your finger, your raw image will look like it was edited by a professional photographer.

Today I’m sharing the easiest way you can install these presets, so you can start using them today.

This is a step by step guide, super easy to follow – especially for beginners!

install lightroom presets on mobile plus Free bookstagram presets by jesspierron.com the_afterword

If you want to dip your toes in the water with your photo editing skills and give your Bookstagram feed a makeover completely free, you can get my presets by signing up for my email list or check out THIS POST.

If you found an aesthetic that you’re loving and would like more presets in that editing style, you can shop the full bundles here:

Mobile Installation for Lightroom Presets

1. Download the preset bundle on your phone. It will be a .dng file (don’t freak out if the image is not displayed in your “Photos” app; it will display in the Lightroom Mobile app). I like to save the .zip to my “Files.”

2. Open your Files folder and tap the .zip file to release the Lightroom preset bundle.

3. Open the Lightroom Mobile App.

4. (To stay organized) Tap the “+” next to “Albums” and create a new Album titled “Presets.”

5. Click the Photo+ symbol in the bottom right to add your Lightroom Preset .dng file.

6. Tap “From Files” and find where you saved your files.

7. Click the first .dng file.

8. Once that photo is imported, tap on it and then the three dots in the top right corner of your screen.

9. Choose “Create Preset”.

10. Title this preset with your own custom name.

11. Hit the Check Symbol” or “Done to save the preset.

12. Repeat Steps 7-11 to import all of your preset bundle.

13. FINISHED! Now you will find these presets when you go into the User Presets in your app (scroll along the bottom editor to find “Presets”).

If you struggle with any of this, do feel free to let me know and I will do my best to walk you through it.

I want to adjust the preset:

Sometimes you might find that something doesn’t look right when you apply the preset, whether it’s the brightness or color.

Every photo setting is different and lighting isn’t always the same so you might need to adjust your preset to your liking.

If you need a bit of help, here’s some quick tips:

1. The preset made my photo too bright. How do I adjust it?

Adjust the following settings in your Mobile Lightroom App:

  • Light > Exposure > Decrease
  • Light > Shadows > Decrease

2. The preset made my photo too dark. How do I adjust it?

Adjust the following settings in your Mobile Lightroom App:

  • Light > Exposure > Increase
  • Light > Shadows > Increase

3. The preset made my photo too warm/cold. How do I adjust it?

Adjust the following settings in your Mobile Lightroom App:

  • Color > Temp > Increase/Decrease (more YELLOW for warmer tones, more BLUE for cooler tones)

Don’t forget to check out my Bookstagram Preset Bundle that you can download for FREE! It has five various presets to give you just a taste of different editing styles.

Be sure to sign up for my email list to snag it or click HERE!

If you use these presets, don’t forget to tag me (@the_afterword or use #afterwordpresets) in your photos so that I can check out your beautiful insta feeds!

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