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Not able to install new presets to Lightroom mobile


New Member
Oct 25, 2019
Lightroom Version
Lightroom mobile apps
Operating System
  1. iOS

Struggling a bit here. Trying to upload new presents to Lightroom mobile but it doesn't seem to want to work.

Followed the instructions here Processing Drone Photographs Like A Pro: Adobe Lightroom as they are fairly similar to other sites I have seen.

Is this the right way to do it or am I missing something completely?

Thanks in advance!
Sep 29, 2007
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
Hi b.factor1, welcome to the forum!

Using DNGs to transfer files is a bit of a hack, because there isn't a way to upload presets directly into the mobile apps yet. Essentially they're just telling you to add the photos to the camera roll and then save the settings as a preset.

The "right" way to do it is to install the Lightroom desktop app (cloudy one, not Classic) and import the presets and let them sync to the cloud, but that'll only work if you have a subscription.