What is a Lightroom Preset?

A Lightroom preset is an advanced filter that applies programmed edits to your photos automatically in one-click. Functionally, they’re identical to using a filter on Instagram or the Photos app. And they make various changes to color, contrast, tone, and more. 

What is the difference between Mobile and Desktop Presets?

The main difference is that Mobile presets only work with the free Lightroom Mobile app. Desktop presets, however, require a paid-for Lightroom subscription, be it Classic or CC. Without a subscription, you can’t use the presets, as Lightroom won’t work. 

Typically, beginners, hobbyists, and enthusiast photographers go for Mobile presets since they’re easy to use and equally capable. While advanced photographers, semi-pros, and pros go for Desktop presets. But, even so, presets are functionally the same. The best choice comes down to personal preference. 

What platforms are your presets compatible with? 

All of our Desktop presets are compatible with both macOS and Windows PC. And our Mobile presets are compatible with iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android devices. And they’ll work with either Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC.

Which app do I need to use for your Mobile presets? 

For that, you’ll want to download Lightroom CC, which is free for both iOS and Android devices. You can find links to both platforms below:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.lrmobile&hl=en_US&gl=US

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/adobe-lightroom-photo-editor/id878783582

How many presets are in each pack?

Each preset pack contains a slightly different amount of presets, depending on if it’s a single pack or a collection of packs. You can check how many are included in the description section of each page.

Do these presets change the quality of my image?

No, the presets don’t change the quality in any way. Instead, they enhance the information already captured. 

I’m not a professional. Should I still get these presets?

Yes. We’ve designed our presets for all skill levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner, hobbyist, or advanced photographer. Adding the right preset can deliver a unique aesthetic to your images all the same. And they’re easy to use. 

How do I install Lightroom Presets on Desktop? 

1. Unzip the preset pack from your downloads folder.

2. Open the resulting folder. This folder contains each of the presets as .XMP extensions.

3. Open Lightroom

4. In Lightroom, go to the Develop Module.

5. In the Develop Module, on the left, you’ll see a presets tab.

6. In the presets tab, tap the + icon. And select “Import Presets”

7. Navigate to your Downloads folder, and select the preset pack.

8. Done. The presets are now loaded into Lightroom and available in the develop module for use. 

We also have an instructional PDF and a video tutorial showing this process. You can find these here

Do I need to be good at graphics to use Lightroom presets?

No. Our presets are easy to use, and you can apply the effect in just one-click. You don’t need any background knowledge in design to use them. 

I don’t shoot RAW photos. Will these presets still work? Also, do these images work with photos taken with my phone?

Yes. These presets will work on JPEG, JPG, PNG, and HEIC photos. Using them on RAW images is recommended; however, as you’ll have more information to work with to achieve better results. 

After purchasing, are the presets installed automatically?

After purchase, you’ll have to add the presets into your Lightroom library. Click Here for detailed instructions on how to do this for both the Desktop and Mobile preset packs. 

What if I don’t like the presets?

We’ve optimized the presets in each pack to ensure maximum compatibility across a range of images. But, in some cases, they may not work as-is on some pictures. In these instances, you will need to adjust your images’ exposure or contrast if the photo is either too light or dark. 

With every purchase, we include a detailed video tutorial that shows you the best settings to adjust. Refer to that video so you can change them as needed for your taste. 

Can I share these presets with someone else?

No. All products are solely owned and distributed by PX Presets and are thoroughly copyrighted. When you purchase a preset pack, we provide you with a single purchaser license, which doesn’t extend to anyone else. You may not resell, either in whole or modified, loan, or gift these products to other individuals or parties.