How to Import Presets Into Lightroom Mobile

 How to Import Presets Into Lightroom Mobile
One feature, that is frequently requested is the ability to use custom and pre-made presets in LR Mobile

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Mobile photography has come a long way in recent years; with no small part played by powerful editing application like Snapseed and Lightroom Mobile. These applications tap into the multi-core power of the pocketable computer we call a phone, to develop images to our taste to share them with a world obsessed with visual imagery.

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Lightroom Mobile, in particular, has come a long way since its start, with Adobe concentrating the majority of its efforts into it instead of its desktop counterpart. The extensive library of features you expect to find in the desktop version in the palm of your hand. Features like RAW developing, dodging and burning, and exposure control are just a swipe away.

One feature, that is frequently requested is the ability to use custom and pre-made presets in LR Mobile, and recently, everyone's favorite coffee drinking, snapback wearing, bearded photographer, Peter Mckinnon, published a video on a workaround how to get your favorite presets on your mobile device.

Because all Adobe imaging software shares the same rendering engine core, Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Mobile can actually view presets on iOS and Android that have been created on the on the desktop; it just takes a few steps to allow LR Mobile to 'see' it.


How to import presets into lightroom mobile?

  • Open any Lightroom catalog on Desktop. In Library module, go to the bottom left panel labeled "Collections" and press on the "+" sign to create a new collection.
  • Select any unprocessed photo in the catalog. It is best to choose one that you can easily see the applied presets
  • Drag The photo to the collection
  • Create virtual copies for as many presets you want to use in LR Mobile
  • Apply presets to the virtual copies
  • Sync collection with Lightroom Mobile

This is, in essence, creating a text file as virtual copies are saved as sets of instructions. The use of virtual copies is key as they take no significant space on your phone. After the files are synced to your mobile device, applying the presets is as easy as copy and paste.

 

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Wrapping Up

Once the 'presets' have been applied to your images, a little bit of finesse will be needed to get the right look desired. Is this process perfect? No. It's a clunky workaround that doesn't allow you to see how your photo will look until the preset is already applied.

Author: Justin Heyes
Slrlounge.com


 

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