How to use Lightroom Mobile Presets on your desktop

If you have the Adobe Creative Cloud account and you are using Lightroom Mobile, you have probably already noticed that some of the presets available in the mobile version are quite different from the desktop version. Adobe claims that the mobile presets are specifically designed to better work on mobile devices and these are optimized for the mobile screen.

If you would like to have those available in your desktop workflow, Adobe had made them available for download. Click this link – Lightroom mobile presets to download, unzip and install in your Lightroom desktop folder. Here's how to do it: 

Download and unzip the “Lightroom mobile” file above and place the subfolders (01 CREATIVE, 02 COLOR etc.), in the following location:

  • For Mac: (user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets
  • For Windows (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets

If you are a Mac user, the Library menu may be hidden depending on your operating system. So from within Lightroom, choose Preferences > Presets. Under Location, click Show Lightroom Presets Folder.

Be sure to drag the subfolders (not the parent folder) into the Develop Presets as Lightroom can’t see presets in nested folders.

Restart Lightroom and enjoy those mobile presets.