How to install presets in Lightroom Mobile? (.DNG Files)

Step 1: Download and set up the Adobe Lightroom Mobile application on your smartphone or tablet.

Step 2: Once your purchase is complete, you'll gain immediate access to your files. To download your presets, click the "Download files" button on the successful order status page, or check your email for a download link. Choose the option that suits you best.

Step 3: Download the .ZIP file with Lightroom Presets and extract the files.

How do I extract the files?

iOS: Once the .zip file is downloaded, it needs to be extracted. Navigate to your files and locate the downloaded .zip file. Tap on the .ZIP file to extract the contents.

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Android: To unzip Lightroom presets .zip folder on an Android phone, follow these simple steps:

  • Download and install a file manager app with zip support, like Files by Google or WinZip.

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Using Files by Google on your Android device, tap 'Browse' at the bottom, navigate to the folder with the .zip file, select it, and a pop-up will show its contents. Tap 'Extract', preview the files, optionally select 'Delete ZIP file' to remove it after extraction, and tap 'Done' to save the extracted files in the original folder.

Step 3: Launch the Lightroom Mobile App

Step 4: Tap the "Lightroom option" located at the bottom of the app.

For optimal organization in your Lightroom app, we highly recommend creating a dedicated Lightroom Presets album. This ensures that each preset is imported correctly and doesn't get mixed up with your other photos. Click "Lightroom" at the bottom, then choose "All photos" and click "Create new" to make a new album with a name. Done!

Once you've completed that, you're ready to upload your Presets (DNG Files).

To do this:

  1. Click on the "Add photos" button.
  2. Select "From files."
  3. Locate the folder where you have saved your presets.


Step 5: Access the folder where you saved the files or open the gallery and locate all the PRESET files.

To achieve this, tap the '...' icon in the top right corner and select the 'Select' option. Then, click the 'Select All' button in the left corner of the screen. After completing these steps, tap 'Done' to import all the presets.

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Step 6: Pre-update quick checklist for Lightroom before proceeding

The recent Lightroom Update has caused confusion for some users. Instead of seeing their photos library, some people now encounter an "edits" section, which leads to their imported DNG files being hidden. To resolve this issue, follow these simple steps: Click on "My edits" at the top of the screen, then select the "Imports" option, and your uploaded.DNG files will become visible again.


Step 6.1: You've now imported the DNG files into your Lightroom Mobile App. Sometimes, users may not see the Presets in their library due to a "Skipped importing duplicates" message or a different gallery sorting.

Tap the "sorting icon option" located in the top right corner and make sure your gallery is sorted by IMPORT DATE.


1) This is how the imported DNG files should appear on your screen.
2) Here's a glimpse of how to locate the sorting option.
3) Tap "Import Date."

Step 7: Create lightroom presets from the .DNG files

  • Tap on a newly imported file.
  • Click the three dots inside a circle at the top-right corner.
  • Select "Create Preset" from the menu.
  • Name the preset, using the name on the preset image for simplicity.
  • Place the preset in a Preset Group. Create a new group named after your collection to keep similar presets together.
  • Repeat these steps for each DNG/preset file.

Screenshot 2023-03-30 at 16.15.53.pngStep 8: Using Lightroom Presets. Want to edit a photo in Lightroom Mobile App? Pick an image and swipe left at the bottom until you see "Presets." Tap it, then tap the collection name to choose the new collection you added.

Find a preset you like and click it. Adjust the preset's intensity by tapping the preset image icon again and moving the slider left or right. When you're happy with the result, tap the checkmark in the bottom right corner. Enjoy your edited photo!

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Step 9: Save your edited photo

To save your edited photo in the Lightroom Mobile App, tap the Share icon (a box with an upward arrow) in the top right corner, and choose "Export to Camera Roll" or "Export" from the options. Remember to tap the toggle icon near the "Export to Camera Roll" option and select JPG and 100% for the best results. Finally, click "Export" to finish, and your stunning edited photo will be saved, and ready to be shared with the world!

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