Presets / 12 Sep, 2010

Preset FAQs


Q. What is Lightroom?

A. Lightroom is a photo editing application made by Adobe and is available in a free mobile version (Lightroom CC) or a desktop version (Lightroom Classic) that requires a paid subscription.

Q. What are Lightroom presets?

A. Lightroom presets are a configuration of edits saved from one photo that can be applied as a filter to another photo to achieve a similar look without having to manually make all of the same adjustments. The presets I’ve created are the actual presets I use when editing my photos for my blog and Instagram.

Q. I’ve never used Lightroom before, will I still be able to use your presets?

A. Absolutely! These presets are a great tool to jumpstart the editing process with just one click. While learning any new software can be intimidating, the free mobile version of Lightroom is extremely intuitive and user friendly. If you’re already making edits to your photos using the tools on your phone or on Instagram, then you’ll love the additional tools you’ll find in Lightroom.

Q. Can I use these presets on my phone?

A. Yes – all of my preset bundles include the files needed for either the mobile or desktop versions of Lightroom and you don’t need to specify which you plan on using before you purchase since you’ll be receiving both.

Q. What is the difference between the mobile and desktop versions of Lightroom?

A. The Lightroom mobile app has the majority of the editing tools featured in the desktop version. The desktop version is typically for more professional level photographers who either prefer to edit on larger monitors or like to use the additional features not included in the free mobile app. I personally find that the mobile version (Lightroom CC) has all of the tools I need and is easier to use, especially when on the go.

Q. How do I receive the presets?

A. Once you’ve purchased one of my presets bundles, you’ll instantly receive an email containing all of the presets in that bundle. The mobile preset files (.DNG files) are listed individually and need to be downloaded one at a time. The desktop preset files (.XMP files) are specifically labeled as “Desktop” and are a .ZIP file containing all of the files in one download.

Q. How do I install the presets?

A. On the bottom of your email order are links to downloadable .pdf installation guides that will walk you through step-by-step for how to install the presets on either your mobile device or desktop.

Q. What camera and lens do you use?

A. I shoot on a Canon 5D Mark IV and typically use a 35mm or 50mm lens.

Q. Will my photos look the same as yours once I apply your presets?

A. While these presets will certainly help transform your images, you may not get the intended look from the preset alone. Given the differences in your own photo’s lighting, composition, etc., you may need to make additional edits to the brightness, warmth and contrast – the more you experiment with some of the other tools in Lightroom the better your photos will become!

Q. Do you accept returns?

A. Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital products we’re unable to accept returns.

Q. Do you ever repost photos edited with your presets?

A. Yes! I always love seeing how my followers edit their photos with these presets and often share them on my Instagram stories. For your chance to win weekly prizes and to be featured in my Instagram Stories just tag #MiaMiaMinePresets on your photos. 

Q. What if I have additional questions?

A. Feel free to send an email to and we’ll help however we can!

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