1. Sign up to create an Adobe Account.

You can find Lightroom here. Please note, that Lightroom for desktop includes a monthly subscription (the mobile App is free of cost).

2. Download the presets.

After your order you will automatically receive a confirmation email with your downloads. The subject of the email is “Your order at ParkerArrow is ready for download”. Make sure to check your spam folder if you can not find it in your inbox. Open the email. Click on the link “Download Your Order Here” and download the files from Dropbox.

Please note: Once you receive your presets via email it’s a good idea to back them up on an external hard drive. This way you have the presets stored safely forever.

3. Introduction of the new .xmp file format (Lightroom 7.3 Update)

The Lightroom 7.3 Update in 2018 introduced a significant change in the way Lightroom works with presets. The old .Irtemplate files have been exchanged with the newer .xmp format.

The .xmp format has been used solely by Camera Raw before, while Lightroom used the .Irtemplate format. This means that Camera Raw and Lightroom work with the same .xmp format now. Your old Presets have been automatically converted into .xmp once you updated to Lightroom Classic 7.3

4. How to install the new .xmp Lightroom Presets (quick & dirty)

  1. Open Lightroom.
  2. Go to your Develop Module ( Top right corner )
  3. Click the “…”/”+” on your Presets tab and hit “Import Presets”. Select the files you just downloaded.

5. How to install the new .xmp Lightroom Presets (structured)

HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM PRESETS FOR MAC (xmp files for Lightroom version 7.3 or later)

  1. Open Lightroom (make sure it is updated to the newest version)
  2. Go to: Lightroom (Dialogue) • Preferences • Presets
  3. Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  4. Double click on Camera Raw
  5. Double click on Settings
  6. Copy the folder(s) of your presets into Settings folder
  7. Restart Lightroom

HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM PRESETS FOR WINDOWS (xmp files for Lightroom version 7.3 or later)

  1. Open Lightroom (make sure it is updated to the newest version)
  2. Go to: Edit • Preferences • Presets
  3. Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  4. Double click on Camera Raw
  5. Double click on Settings
  6. Copy the folder(s) of your presets into Settings folder
  7. Restart Lightroom

Please note, that we offer our desktop files in .xmp format as indicated on our website. The installation process differs from the former .lrtemplate file setup.

Feel free to contact us via email if you are having any further questions/want to share some edits.

Congratulations – you’re done! 
Happy editing 🙂