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This article is based on the contribution by Melissa Arnold.

Melissa Arnold is a photographer, education consultant, and technology trainer. She has over seven years of experience in digital photography and is always eager to continue learning. She both uses and educates others all about Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and a number of other applications.


A Preset is a predetermined configuration of slider positions to help you quickly achieve a certain look for your photos.

To get presets to your mobile device, you need to import them into the Lightroom Desktop App. Once imported, they sync automatically to the cloud and then to the Lightroom mobile app.

  1. In the Lightroom Desktop application, click File > Import Profiles & Presets.

    Import a preset to Lightroom desktop
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the presets you would like to import, select them, and click Import.

    Select a preset from your computer folder
  3. Once the preset has been imported, you can see it by clicking the Presets button which can be seen in Edit mode. Lightroom has created a folder called User Presets, which now contains the imported preset.

    View the imported preset
  4. At this point, make sure that you are logged in with the same Adobe ID to both the Lightroom desktop and mobile app versions so Lightroom can sync the imported preset to the cloud and across your devices.

    Open Lightroom on your mobile device and select a photo to edit. At the bottom, tap Presets.

    View presets in Lightroom for mobile
  5. Tap the downward facing arrowhead to see more presets categories and select User Presets.

    User Presets
    View custom presets in User Presets folder
  6. Here you can see the preset that was imported in the Lightroom desktop app can now be used in the Lightroom mobile app.

    View your synced preset in Lightroom for mobile