As of Lightroom version 7.3, all presets are saved as .xmp files and are no longer saved as .ltrtemplate files within the Lightroom application. If you have have a version of Lightroom that’s 7.2 or older, you will need to use the .lrtemplate files.
Beginning with the 7.3 version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe changed the file type for Lightroom Preset files to .xmp. Anyone with the 7.3 version or later of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC will have their presets in this file type.
All the First We Eat presets are in both .lrtemplate and .xmp file types so you don’t have to worry about it, though!
So, why did Adobe do this?
They did it so that the preset file types between Camera RAW, Photoshop, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom CC Mobile would all be the same file type. It makes for greater flexibility in terms of being able to use the same preset between different photo editing applications in the Adobe suite.
Are the preset files for sale on First We Eat .lrtemplate or .xmp?
They are .lrtemplate and .xmp, so you can install them on any version of Lightroom. Yay!
Installing .xmp preset files on lightroom version 7.3 or later
— Navigate to Lightroom -> Preferences
— In the window that pops up, navigate to the 'Presets' tab.
— Make sure 'Store presets within this catalogue' is unchecked.
— Close the pop up window.
— Select the + next to the Presets tab on the lefthand side of Lightroom.
— Select ‘Import Presets’
— Select the .xmp files you want to import.
— They will now be imported into your catalogue. You may need to restart the application in order for them to appear.
Installing .ltrtemplate Preset files on lightroom version 7.2 or earlier
How to Import your awesome new presets into Lightroom
To import your presets, first make sure that they are unzipped if they have been downloaded as a zip file. To unzip them, simply double-click on the zip file and wait for a folder to appear in the same file location with the same name as the zip file. The preset files will be in that folder.
In the Lightroom menu at the top of the page, navigate to Lightroom -> Preferences.
In the 'Preferences' window that pops up, click on the 'Presets' tab in the upper left portion of the window.
Towards the center of the window, click on the 'Show Lightroom Presets Folder' button.
It will open a window with the 'Lightroom' folder selected. Look within the 'Lightroom' folder for the folder that says 'Develop Presets' and then click on it to select it.
Now open a new window (DO NOT CLOSE THE DEVELOP PRESETS WINDOW) and select your Downloads folder.
Then select the First We Eat Preset folders you want to install (you can select multiple folders at once).
Drag the selected First We Eat Preset folders and drop them into the 'Develop Presets' folder.
Close the windows and close the Lightroom application. Re-open it, and your presets will now be in Lightroom on the left-hand side of the Develop tab. Click on the small triangle to the left of the folder name to reveal the presets inside each folder.