This tutorial will teach you to install Lightroom Mobile presets into the app, without using the desktop version at all. You will also be able to save them as presets and apply them with one click.
If you already have the desktop version of Lightroom (to subscribe to Lightroom Desktop click here), you can simply sync your presets between Lightroom Desktop and Mobile.
But if you want to download Lightroom mobile presets straight to your phone and use them on the free app without going through the desktop version, you can do it directly on your phone.
Simply drag your DNG files into your Dropbox folder and wait for the files to sync. Once all your files are synced, go into your Dropbox folder in your phone app and export each DNG file into your phone. See detailed steps below:
If you downloaded your DNG files through iZip to files, select From Files and then navigate to iZip files. If you downloaded them directly to your Camera Roll through Dropbox or download, select From Camera Roll:
Next you will see the New Preset screen (shown below) which contains all the options you can use to customize your preset. You can give your preset a name (highly recommended) and add it into a Preset Group in Lightroom. You can save it in User Presets or you can create a new preset group and name it however you like. We recommend this if you have a lot of presets and want to keep them organized.
I personally check all boxes except for Tools, Optics and Geometry. That’s because those parameters vary from picture to picture and I will probably never need to crop or tilt a picture exactly the same way as the preset for example.
Find the Presets icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen and tap on it. Make sure the Preset Group that’s selected is the one where you saved your new presets. If you saved them in the User Presets group, select that.
Now you can edit the photo by tapping on a preset from the list and then tapping on the checkmark. You can still continue to edit the photo and make adjustments if you like, after you’ve applied the preset.