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This photography guide will help you install your Lightroom Presets really quickly for both Mac and Windows.

As of Adobe Lightroom CC 2018, you can now install presets by clicking the + sign next to “Presets” and choosing import.  This new option is available for both Mac and Windows versions of CC 2018.

How to install Lightroom Presets on Windows for Adobe Lightroom 4,5,6 and CC 2017.

1. Open Lightroom
2. Go to Edit > Preferences and then click on the “Presets” tab.

Go to Edit > Preferences

3. Click on the option labelled “Show Lightroom Presets folder”

Select "Show Lightroom Presets Folder"
4. Open the Lightroom folder by double-clicking on it.

Select the folder named "Lightroom"
5. Open the “Develop Presets” folder by double-clicking on it.

Select Develop Presets folder
6. Copy the Folder(s) for the presets you wish to install into the “Develop Presets” folder.
7. Restart Lightroom
8. Your presets will now be displayed under the “Presets” option when you are in the develop view.


How to install Adobe Lightroom Presets on Mac

This guide works for Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC 2017 for Mac.

1. Open Lightroom
2. Go to “Lightroom (Dialogue)” > Preferences > Presets
3. Click on the button labelled Show Lightroom Presets Folder
4. Double click on the Lightroom folder
5. Double click on the Develop Presets folder
6. Copy the folder(s) for your chosen presets into the Develop Presets folder
7. Restart Lightroom.


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