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How to install XMP Presets In Lightroom 2018

How to install XMP Presets In Lightroom 2018

Installing XMP Presets In Lightroom 2018, 7.3 Update Preset File Change

Last week we talked about Lightroom’s new update and what that meant for presets – A switch from .lrtemplate to XMP now means presets can be opened within Adobe Camera Raw &  Photoshop, which is fantastic. BUT while old .lrtemplate presets are auto converted, how do you install new .xmp presets made after the 7.3 update?

Here is a quick video tutorial walking you through how to install xmp preset in lightroom.

This applies to installing all develop presets 2018 for versions v7.3 and higher. We demonstated on a mac, but the steps would be more or less the exact same on a pc.

Installing XMP Preset In Lightroom Video Walkthrough Tutorial

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hey guys Ryan here at signature edits
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and today I’m going to show you how to
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install Lightroom XMP presets in version
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7.3 and above so for those of you who
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have updated to Lightroom version 7.3
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and higher you’ll notice a big change in
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the way that Lightroom handles preset
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files previously any Lightroom presets
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files you had ended in dot LR preset now
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with this latest version of Lightroom
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your presets now end in dot XMP what
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does this mean
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well basically Lightroom has changed the
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file structure so that your presets in
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Lightroom will also work in Adobe Camera
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Raw and in Photoshop so it’s actually an
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awesome feature but it does mean that
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your presets are now kept in a different
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place so previously if you wanted to
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install your Lightroom presets you’d go
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to Lightroom preferences show Lightroom
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presets folder click inside of there and
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you would drag your presets into the
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appropriate folder so if I develop
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presets I would drag them into here
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however now that Lightroom has updated
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their system we’re going to put our new
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preset
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however now that Lightroom has updated
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we are now going to be putting our
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presets in the Adobe Camera Raw folder
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so to get there we’re going to click
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Lightroom show Lightroom presets folder
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and instead of hitting this Lightroom
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box we are going to open up the Camera
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Raw folder on a PC it’s going to be more
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or less the same process the only
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difference is it’ll look a little
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different because you’re not navigating
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in finder ok so once you’re there you’re
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going to be dragging your new presets
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into this settings folder so click in
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there today I actually have a wedding
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preset and a free raw file to practice
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along with that I did in a recent
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tutorial you can check that out if
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you’re interested it’s called dark and
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moody cloudy wedding ok so I’m just
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going to drag that right over here into
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where it says user presets now you can
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create whatever folder you want I’m
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going to drag that in there and then
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quit Lightroom and reopen
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now that I’ve reopened Lightroom I can
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go down to my user presets and sure
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enough there it is
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dark and moody cloudy wedding alright so
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that’s how you install Lightroom XMP
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presets in version 7.3 and above I hope
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this was helpful if it was please hit
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that like button don’t forget to
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subscribe and hit me up with more great
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content all right take care okay so
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that’s how you install lightroom XMP
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presets in version 7.3 and higher i hope
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this was helpful if it was please hit
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that like button make sure to subscribe
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and leave a comment if you have any
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questions alright see you later
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That’s how to install XMP presets in Lightroom!

Lightroom changed their files from .lrtemplate to .xmp, so all new presets are now stored in the adobe camera raw settings folder as xmp files instead of .lrtemplate. Installation is similar to previously, except to install lightroom xmp develop presets you now have to move them into the adobe camera raw settings folder, rather than the previous lightroom presets folder!

 

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    I don’t have the latest version of LR, when i got to the camera raw “settings” folder, it’s just blank and doesn’t have the “user presets” folder like it mentions in this video *cries*. I’ve been searching for hours on how to get these new presets i bought, into my LR and it seems near impossible! Plz help if you can! I have a windows 7

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