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The best Lightroom mobile presets for bloggers

I’m always on the hunt for the best Lightroom mobile presets to make my blog and Instagram photos better. If you’ve not heard of Lightroom,…

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I’m always on the hunt for the best Lightroom mobile presets to make my blog and Instagram photos better. If you’ve not heard of Lightroom, then where have you been? Lightroom is a photo editing and organising software made by Adobe Systems, Inc. and it was first released in 2003. Lightroom is available for Windows and Mac operating systems as well as mobile.

Lightroom is used by professionals, amateurs and all those inbetween. It has many features that are designed to make editing and managing photos easier. The interface of Lightroom is intuitive and easy to learn, which makes it a great choice for bloggers.

A few years ago, VSCO used to be the go-to app for editing photos among bloggers and Instagrammers, but there’s been a massive shift over to Lightroom. This is largely due to the Presets function.

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Why Should You Use Lightroom for Blog Photos?

Lightroom is free to use. There is a premium version which costs £4.99 a month or £49.99 a year, but the free one works fine for most people.

It’s easy to use and the preset function makes it so easy to transform a dull, standard image into something that pops.

These presets are what makes Lightroom the best photo editing tool for bloggers and Instagrammers as it means you can gain continuity in your photos by using the same presets so your photo style becomes part of your brand.

Lightroom’s Basic Editing Tools & What They Do

The Basic Editing Tools in Lightroom include:

  • crop (change size, crop, flit and rotate)
  • presets (preinstalled settings)
  • auto (automatically change settings to what Lightroom thinks is best)
  • light (exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks)
  • colours (temp, tint, vibrance, satuation, colour mix, grading)
  • effects (texture, clarity, dehaze, vingette grain plus some premium options)
  • detail (sharpening plus some premium options)
  • optics (remove chromatic aberration, enable lens corrections)
  • profiles (colour, monochrome)
  • premium features (masking, healing, geometry)

As you can see, there are LOADS of options to play with. But the presets makes it quick and easy!

How to Import Your Images into Lightroom Desktop

  1. Open Lightroom on your computer
  2. Click the Import button at the top of the screen
  3. Select the folder where your photos are stored on your computer
  4. Click Import

How to Import Your Images into Lightroom Mobile

  1. Open Lightroom on your phone
  2. Click the Import button at the bottom left of the screen (blue and white image of a photo with a plus sign)
  3. Select the folder where your photos are stored on your phone
  4. Hold down the image to select multiple images
  5. Click Import

Lightroom’s Presets – How to Make Your Photos Look Amazing with Just a Few Clicks

A Lightroom Preset is an action applied to a photo in Lightroom that makes it appear like it has been edited with some other software such as Photoshop or Aperture. It’s a saved setting that you can apply time and time again in just one click rather than having to change each setting every time.

Presets can be used on any photo in Lightroom, even if they were not originally taken with the camera that you are using now.

Why Lightroom Presets appeal to bloggers

Lightroom presets are great for bloggers as many of us like to have a consistent style of photography as part of our brand. It’s common for bloggers to use a Preset on their Instagram photos so all the images have the same feel to them and their Instagram grid looks fluid and aesthetic.

You can create your own preset if you want, or you can buy presets that are created by others.

I prefer to buy preset packs. You usually get a few in the type of aesthetic or mood you want. This means you can use them on different photos to keep your theme consistent as sometimes a present might look amazing on one picture, but poor on a different one. For example, a present on a nature photo might look lovely, but then a selfie or an indoor picture might look odd or different. There is usually a preset in the pack that will work for different image styles.

How to create your own preset

Once you have edited a photo and like the effect, click the three dots at the top right of the app and press ‘create preset’.

Be sure to make use of the drop-down boxes to put this preset in the preset group you want, or create a new preset group.

How to install presets on to Lightroom mobile

Installing presets on to Lightroom mobile seems a bit more complicated, but it isn’t when you get the hang of it.

  1. Download your presets which wil be a DNG file
  2. Airdrop to your phone if you downloaded on a desktop
  3. Import the DNG Files to Lightroom Mobile
  4. Create Presets From Each DNG File

Then each preset willl be accessible within the preset tab and you and quickly apply them to your photos. I use the drop down menu in the ‘create preset’ tab to give each preset pack it’s own folder. It makes it easier to access the one I want that way.

Here are some of my favourite Lightroom Presets:

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets

Midnight

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets - midnight preset pack

This 10 pack bundle includes a set of presets that are perfect for a dark and moody look. They work with many different lighting settings and environments.

Buy them here.

Mommy blogger

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets - mommy blogger preset pack

Mommy Blogger s a collection of 15 presets designed to speed up your editing workflow by creating a base edit, is a must-have Lightroom Presets for your Instagram and blogger shots, great for mum bloggers, fashion, travel and influencers. These is a lovely neural set that is popular among mum bloggers!

Buy it here.

Clean and crisp

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets - clean & crisp preset pack

These Lightroom mobile premium presets are fab if you love a bright feed with lots highlights and white space, this one is for you. The presests are lovely and clean looking.

Buy them here.

Boho Wedding Preset

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets - boho wedding preset pack

I can’t wait to try this preset pack out on my wedding photos! They are such stunning presets with soft, warm colours!

Get it here.

Cosy Mood

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets - cosy mood preset pack

I love this dark, but warm cosy preset pack. It seems moody but in an inviting way.

Buy it here.

Mega bundle – 300 presets

6 of the best Lightroom mobile presets - mega bundle preset pack

This preset pack is an absolute bargain! So many different aesthetics. This would be great if you’re not sure what type of theme or preset you want, or if you want to change your asethic through the months and seasons.

Buy them here.

Which pack do you like best?

15 comments

  1. I use lightroom and absolutely love it! I didn’t realise you could get presets for it though. I’m defiantly going to be checking these out and purchasing some myself. Thank you so much for sharing lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

  2. I couldn’t do life without Lightroom, honestly. As a freelance photographer and blogger for over 6 years now, I’ve actually created my own presets and use them for every kind of photo! I have a bunch of different tones and it’s fun to switch between them to create the vibe I’m hoping to achieve. (Side note: I have four free ones accessible on my blog hehe). Great to know about these ones too!

  3. I did not know Lightroom is free to use! That makes it all the more awesome.
    I love using presets or copied settings when putting together a group of photos I want to look roughly the same but, honestly, these packs you share are amazing! I love how the tone and style of each one is different and yet equally appealing. 🙂

  4. I use a mixture of Lightroom and Colour Story because they both have presets and I find them so useful!
    Amy x
    callmeamy.co.uk

  5. I’ve not used lightroom before, but have always heard such rave reviews. I do like the ease presets being. And it would definitely make my images look more coherent.

    Claire.x

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