1. UNZIP YOUR FILES
1. UNZIP YOUR FILES
To access your presets, you will need to
locate the files that you downloaded.
1. Files are typically in a Downloads folder on
your hard drive. Once you have located the
folder, you will need to unzip it.
2. Unziping files on a PC requires you to right click
on the folder and choose “Extract All” from
3. Unzipping files on a Mac requires that you
double-click the file. Mac’s unzipping utility
does the rest!
4. Remember where the files are located. You
will need to know this location later.
Next, we need to navigate to Lightroom’s
preferences folder. It is easy
to find, just follow these steps.
1. On a PC, go into Lightroom and click on
the “Edit” menu at the top (next to the File
menu), then Preferences. On a Mac, go the
Lightroom menu, (to the left of the “File”
menu), then down to Preferences.
2. Your Preferences box will pop-up. There
will be six tabs at the top; click on the Presets
tab (second tab over).
3. Next, click on the box titled “Show Lightroom
5. Double click on the highlighted Lightroom
6. Double click on Develop Presets (see
3. COPY & PASTE
This step is simple. However, you
will need to know where you unzipped
the files you downloaded
from Pretty Presets.
1. Copy (ctrl+c) the folder that holds the presets
(.lrtemplate files), and paste (ctrl+v)
into the Develop Presets folder. You are done! Quit or close your Lightroom and restart it. Presets will show up on the left in Lightroom.
Try these tips if you are having trouble downloading your presets. If the download isn’t working, try a different internet browser. Do NOT choose to “open” the file after download. Just hit save, then close that dialogue box. Then go open your Windows Explorer window and locate the zip file, which is most likely in your Downloads folder. Extract the file according to instructions on page 2 of this guide. Can’t Unzip? If on a PC right clicking does not offer “extract files”, then you may need to download an external program to unzip. We recommend trying WinRar, a free unzipping program. Still having trouble? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. PRESETS NOT SHOWING UP
Try shutting down your Lightroom and restart. If the preset collection name shows in Lightroom but not the individual presets, click the triangle to the left of the collection name and the templates will drop down. Make sure the folder you copied into the Develop Presets folder actually holds the presets and not another folder.
Make sure you copied the right presets into the right folder. Do NOT check “Store Presets With Catalog.” This setting is found to the left of “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” in your Preferences menu. If you have multiple catalogs, your presets will not show up in additional ones. Make sure that you EXTRACTED the zip file. If
you merely double clicked on the folder (on a PC), you will get access to the presets, but those will NOT be extracted files and will NOT copy/paste correctly and will NOT show up in your Lightroom.