Hi everyone, ive just changed to the new CC lightroom, currently using the trial. I have previously used lr5.7 and had presets loaded into this.
I have tried different methods to add my presets from LR5 to the CC version but get this error message as seen below. Any idea what needs doing differently? I've tried different unzipping instructions to no avail. Thank you.
The newer versions of Lightroom use different type of presets. Your old presets are still .lrtemplate presets that cannot be used. LightroomClassic will simply convert them when you first open the catalog, but Lightroomdesktop cannot. What you could do is install a trial copy of Lightroom Classic, and open your old catalog. LrC will ask you to upgrade it. That's OK, the upgrade will be a copy. After the upgrade is done and Lightroom Classic runs and shows the presets, you can import these into Lightroom desktop now. They will be located in C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ Settings
One thing to reconsider is this: maybe you are not fully aware of this, but the app now simply called 'Lightroom' that you are trying out is not the successor of the Lightroom you were using. It is a new application. If you want to continue to work with a version of Lightroom that is familiar to you and has all the options you are used to, then you should upgrade to Lightroom Classic, not to Lightroom.
So I still havent had any success finding a way to transport presets from LRclassic to LR desktop. It hasnt transfered the presets automatically.
It won't transfer presets automatically. Lightroom Classic does not sync presets or profiles. You will have to import the Lightroom Classic presets into Lightroom desktop yourself. Then these presets will sync to the cloud and to your mobile apps automatically.
And that means is necessary for you to first export the presets from LrC, and then import them to Lightroom from wherever you exported them to. There isn't that much handshaking between the two versions.