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

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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Comments (2)

  1. Madison Brown

    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

    February 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm Reply
    • Hi Madison! I’m sorry its not working for you! The solution to installing your presets will depend on what version of Lightroom you’re using. If you’re on 7.3 or later, you can install presets via xmp. If you have an older version of Lightroom (7.2 or older) then you’ll need to install the .lrtemplate versions of your presets to use them. If you’re on Lightroom CC I believe you’ll also need .lrtemplate files (This is the reason we provide all our presets in .lrtemplate versions, so that no matter what Lightroom you are using they will work.

      Hope this helps! Good luck!!

      February 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm Reply
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