Installing NEW (.xmp) Presets in Lightroom Classic 7.3 or later
To install presets for the new version of Lightroom, you need to copy them (the preset folders that come with the downloads) to the following location on your computer (You will need to restart Lightroom after installing):
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings
PC (Windows): C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings
On a mac, the quickest way to get to that location is to copy the path from the document above, and then from the Finder choose: Go > Go To Folder… (Command + G) and paste the path into the dialog that opens. This will bring you to the right folder.
Important Notes about Presets in Lightroom
- Presets now use the .xmp file format, and no longer use the old .lrtemplate format.
- If you had installed presets in Lightroom on an earlier version, and have upgraded to Lightroom 7.3, the presets should have been upgraded during the upgrade process. You don’t need to re-install them in this case. Check to see if they are in the develop module.
- Lightroom presets are now shared with Camera RAW in Photoshop. If you are using Camera RAW in Photoshop, you will see the presets now in the preset browser in CameraRAW.
- If you don't see the presets in Lightroom after installing the most likely culprit is the option to include presets with the catalogue. You need to turn this off in order for Lightroom to see the new presets.
Here's an example video on how to install the newer .xmp presets (this video is for the Alpine set, but it works for any presets)