Common questions about install custom, third-party Presets and Profiles in Lightroom CC

How do I migrate profiles from Lightroom Classic CC to Lightroom CC?

For help instructions, see Import profiles.  

Note:

If you're looking to migrate your Lightroom Classic CC develop presets into Lightroom CC, see Migrate Presets.

How do I use my Lightroom Classic CC profiles and presets in Lightroom CC for mobile?

  1. Install Lightroom CC on your desktop.  

  2. Launch Lightroom CC desktop.  

    When you launch Lightroom CC desktop (v1.4 June 2018 release or later) for the first time after installing or updating, the existing Lightroom Classic profiles and presets on your computer are automatically migrated to Lightroom CC.

  3. (Optional) If you make any changes or add new presets to Lightroom Classic (after auto-migration to Lightroom CC desktop), do one of the following:

    a. Migrate the new/updated presets to Lightroom CC manually

    For Help instructions, see Migrate Presets.

    b. Use the import dialog in Lightroom CC desktop

    1. From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets.
    2. In the Import dialog that appears, browse to the required path and select the presets that you want to import. Check the file location for Lightroom Classic CC presets on Win and macOS.
    3. Click Import.  
  4. Make sure that the Lightroom CC app on your mobile device is updated to the latest version.

The presets and profiles that you've installed in Lightroom CC desktop will automatically sync with Lightroom CC on mobile.   

How do I install new presets and profiles into Lightroom CC?

  1. From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets.

  2. In the Import dialog that appears, browse to the required path and select profiles or presets that you want to import. 

  3. Click Import.

How do I install VSCO presets and profiles into Lightroom CC?

  1. First, install the VSCO presets and profiles into Lightroom Classic CC.

    VSCO preset packs include an installer.

  2. Open Lightroom CC.

  3. Import all the VSCO presets.

    From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets.

    In the Import dialog that appears, navigate to the path below and select the VSCO presets that you installed in Step 1.

    Win: C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

    Click Import.

  4. Import all the VSCO profiles.

    From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets.

    In the Import dialog that appears, navigate to the path below and select the VSCO profiles that you installed in Step 1.

    Win: C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles

    Click Import.

How do I install new XRite Passport profiles and DNG Profile Creator profiles into Lightroom CC?

When you launch Lightroom CC for the first time after updating to the latest version, the existing profiles on your computer are automatically added. If you want to install new XRite or DNG Profile Creator profiles after the first launch, do the following:

  1. Save the profiles from XRite or DNG Profile Creator to your desktop.

  2. Open Lightroom CC.

    From the menu bar, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets.

  3. In the Import dialog that appears, browse and select the profiles that you saved in Step 1

  4. Click Import.

How do I install Camera Raw created V2 profiles into Lightroom CC?

  1. In Lightroom CC, choose File > Import Profiles & Presets from the menu bar.

  2. In the Import dialog that appears, navigate to the path below and select the profiles that you want to import.

    Win: C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles

  3. Click Import.

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