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Selling presets | help!

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I am selling presets on Etsy. I have figured out how to create them and save them but when I then try to group them together and put one zipped folder with them all, the file is to big. Even compressed.
I then un-zip the files on my computer and try to email them so I can get them off my phone but I can only do one at a time because it’s too big of a file.
Is this normal? How do I get all the presets in one file small enough to upload onto Etsy.
Even when I try to resize them and save them all over again, when they get on my phone in Lightroom it doesn’t work.
I’m so confused!
Please someone help me figure this out, I’ve been at it for hours and days.
 
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Are you sure you know how to create and save presets? A preset is a text file, so it's tiny. My presets are something like 4 KB at most...
Maybe I don’t, I’m not 100% sure. This is my first time.
This is how I did it.
I created and saved 12 presets. I then applied a preset to a photo and right clicked exported to DNG.
Is that right?
 
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Maybe I don’t, I’m not 100% sure. This is my first time.
This is how I did it.
I created and saved 12 presets. I then applied a preset to a photo and right clicked exported to DNG.
Is that right?
That means you are saving a DNG, not a preset. I know that people use DNG's to distribute presets for people who only use Lightroom on an iPhone. A DNG is about 1 MB in size and you can't compress that much more in a zip file.

If you want to distribute the presets themselves -for people who use Lightroom desktop or Lightroom Classic- then there is no reason to export a DNG. Right-click on the preset and choose 'Export'. That will save the preset as an .XMP file.
 
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That means you are saving a DNG, not a preset. I know that people use DNG's to distribute presets for people who only use Lightroom on an iPhone. A DNG is about 1 MB in size and you can't compress that much more in a zip file.

If you want to distribute the presets themselves -for people who use Lightroom desktop or Lightroom Classic- then there is no reason to export a DNG. Right-click on the preset and choose 'Export'. That will save the preset as an .
That means you are saving a DNG, not a preset. I know that people use DNG's to distribute presets for people who only use Lightroom on an iPhone. A DNG is about 1 MB in size and you can't compress that much more in a zip file.

If you want to distribute the presets themselves -for people who use Lightroom desktop or Lightroom Classic- then there is no reason to export a DNG. Right-click on the preset and choose 'Export'. That will save the preset as an .XMP file.
When I save the photo the way you recommended above, it does not allow me to download and drop it into Lightroom app on my phone.
 
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That means you are saving a DNG, not a preset. I know that people use DNG's to distribute presets for people who only use Lightroom on an iPhone. A DNG is about 1 MB in size and you can't compress that much more in a zip file.

If you want to distribute the presets themselves -for people who use Lightroom desktop or Lightroom Classic- then there is no reason to export a DNG. Right-click on the preset and choose 'Export'. That will save the preset as an .XMP file.
i finally figured it out! My file was way to big and I had to make it smaller by changing the file settings when exporting.
Thank you for your help!!!
 
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