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12-28-2014, 04:25 AM   #1
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lightroom preset problem

Hi,and a happy new year to all. I am new to lightroom. I have a new windows 7 PC and two monitors with LR5.7 installed. Today I purchased some LR develop presets,followed their install instructions exactly but when I click IMPORT in the preset folder I want them sent to, the WINDOWS EXPLORER box comes up (like it should),EXPLORER only shows folders in downloads , no pdf, zipped folders, etc. Yet when I click on WINDOWS EXPLORER on the bottom toolbar it shows all downloads on the second monitor . What should I do to make LR see all downloads as well? Any help will be appreciated,Thankyou.

12-28-2014, 05:30 AM   #2
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Have you copied them across into the correct folder (Develop Presets) for Lightroom to see them?

You can find where this folder is on a Mac by opening Lightroom clicking on Lightroom, Preferences, Presets tab and then button marked Show Lightroom Presets Folder, Windows Lightroom will have something similar.

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You need to extract the files from the zip folder.

Then on LR, edit/preferences/presets/show Lightroom preset folder/lightroom:

Then you have a folder: develop presets
And a folder for your brushes: local adjustment presets.

Copy and paste your presets..

Then click restart Lightroom.

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Thanks guys, couldn`t have done it without your help. This is the first and last time I will buy LR presets,the majority of my own presets are better than the ones I bought! Glad I didn`t pay normal retail for them. Thanks again.


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