How to Install Lightroom Profiles

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Find out how to install Lightroom profiles on your computer or mobile device. This tutorial gives you the basic steps needed to start using profiles.

What you need

Lightroom profiles can are compatible with:

  • Lightroom CC

  • Lightroom Classic CC

  • Lightroom CC for iOS

  • Lightroom CC for Android

As long as you have one of the above software, you can use Lightroom profiles. If you're using Lightroom 6 or older, unfortunately you can't use profiles.

How to install profiles in Lightroom CC

  1. Press E to open the Edit panel.

  2. Click on the Browse button.

  3. Click on the … menu then choose "Import Profiles...".

  4. Open the Lightroom profiles. They may come as XMP files, a ZIP archive, or DCP files.

How to install profiles in Lightroom Classic CC

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+2 or Command+Option+2 to switch to the Develop panel.

  2. In the Basic panel, click on the Profile Browser icon.

  3. At the top-left of the Profile Browser panel, click on the + menu then choose "Import Profiles...".

  4. Open the Lightroom profiles. They may come as XMP files, a ZIP archive, or DCP files.

How to install Lightroom profiles for Android, iOS, and Web

  1. Open Lightroom CC on your computer. Install the profiles too Lightroom CC using the above steps.

  2. At the top-right of Lightroom CC, click on the Cloud icon.

  3. If you see "sync paused", hover over the text and click "Resume Syncing".

  4. Open Lightroom CC on your mobile device.

  5. At the top-right, click on the Cloud icon.

  6. If you see "sync paused", hover over the text and click "Resume Syncing".

  7. Wait for the profiles to sync. When you see "Synced and Backed Up", it means your profiles are ready to use.

  8. Select any photo to edit.

  9. Click on the Profiles button. From the drop-down menu, select the profile set of your installed Lightroom profiles.