Add, Load, Import & Install Lightroom Presets

To add presets to Lightroom there are a few methods to import Lightroom Presets and install them, depending on which version of Lightroom you use. We have included the methods for the different versions below.

Lightroom CC (current)

Lightroom Classic (current)

Lightroom CC (old)

Lightroom Classic (old)

Lightroom 4, 5 & 6

Lightroom CC (Current Version)

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer in preparation to import Lightroom presets.
  3. Open Lightroom, then open the edit panel and then open the presets panel.
  4. Click the “…” at the top right of the presets panel and select “IMPORT PRESETS”.
  5. Select the FOLDER of the collection of presets you want to import and select ‘CHOOSE FOLDER’.
  6. Your presets will install and be available to use in the presets panel.

Lightroom Classic (Current Version)

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby Lightroom preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
  3. Copy the collection folder to the following applicable location on your computer:
  4.     Turn on your show hidden files option to be sure you see locations below.

    • Macintosh: / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw / Settings
    • Windows: \ ProgramData \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ Settings
  5. Restart and your presets will be available to use in the Presets panel of Camera Raw & Lightroom Classic.

Lightroom CC (Older Version)

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer in preparation to import Lightroom presets.
  3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
  4. Navigate to the folder named ‘Develop Presets’, where you will see a folder inside of it labeled ‘User Presets’. Click inside the ‘User Presets’ folder and Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the entire preset collection folder into the ‘User Presets’ folder. Use the related location path below.
  5. Macintosh: /Users/UserName/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom CC\Develop Presets\User Presets

    Windows: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom CC\Develop Presets\User Presets

    Windows 7 & 10: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom CC\Develop Presets\User Presets

  6. Restart Lightroom and you’re done! You can find your Greater Than Gatsby presets in the Preset panel.

Note: Remember to back up your preset folder on an external storage device after you have completed your preset import.

For Lightroom Classic CC (Old)

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
  3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
  4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
    • Mac – Lightroom > Preferences
    • PC – Edit > Preferences
  5. LR_P1
  6. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show All Other Lightroom Presets button.
  7. LR_P2
  8. You will be taken to a folder named Lightroom. Click inside and find the Develop Presets folder. Then click into the Lightroom Presets folder.
  9. LR_P3
  10. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the entire preset collection folder into the Lightroom Presets folder.
  11. Restart Lightroom.
  12. Once it has relaunched, click anywhere in the interface and you will then see an import process take place to update and convert your files. Now you’re done! You can find your GTG presets under the Preset section in the Develop module.
  13. LR_P2

For Lightroom Versions 4-6 and CC 2014-2017

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
  3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
  4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
    • Mac – Lightroom > Preferences
    • PC – Edit > Preferences
  5. LR_P1
  6. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show Lightroom Presets Folder button. Note: ‘Store presets with this catalog’ should remain unchecked.
  7. LR_P2
  8. You will be taken to a folder named Lightroom. Click inside and find the Develop Presets folder.
  9. LR_P3
  10. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the entire preset collection folder into the Develop Presets folder.
  11. LR_P4
  12. Restart Lightroom and you’re done! You can find your GTG presets under the Preset section in the Develop module.

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