How To Install Lightroom Mobile Presets

Short video instruction how to install the presets.

Full instruction with screenshots

STEP #1: Download the DNG files to your phone

After clicking on the download link, you will redirect to the Google Drive folder page where you’ll find DNG files.

Click an each DNG file to download

STEP #2: Import the preset 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.

1. Open the Lightroom app and create a new album. In this case we’ll name it IW Presets.

2. Then open the new album and then tap on Add Photos

STEP #3: Create and save your Presets

1. Go into the album containing your newly imported DNG files. Open the first file

2. Now 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 save it into a Preset Group. You can save it in User Presets or you can create a new preset group and name it however you like. We 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 Lightroom Mobile 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.

Please keep in mind that at the beginning you can get the result that you did not expect. Do not worry, everything is solved. All presets work individually, it depends on the photos you use. Most of the photos require additional settings, so that in the end you get exactly the final result, which was expected.

Try to play with the settings and make adjustments to these items. Photos differ in exposure, contrast, light, white balance, shadows, dominant colors, tones, camera settings. It is normal to make several settings on the photo after applying the filter.