How To Import Xmp Presets Into Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a versatile software that is used by many users, including photographers, graphic designers, and digital artists. Its ability to use and apply presets contribute to its power. This blog post will provide instructions on how to import XMP presets into Photoshop.

What are XMP Presets?

XMP or Extensible Metadata Platform are presets created in Adobe Lightroom, another popular Adobe software used for photo editing. These presets allow you to apply specific adjustments and enhancements to your images with just a few clicks. They are particularly useful for maintaining consistency across multiple photos, saving you time and effort.

Importing XMP Presets into Photoshop

The process is quite straightforward. However, it’s important to note that you can only import XMP presets into Photoshop CC versions, as older versions do not support this feature.

Step 1: Open Adobe Photoshop

Open the Adobe Photoshop software on your computer. If you haven’t installed it yet, you can download it from the official Adobe website.

Step 2: Open Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

Next, navigate to Filter at the top menu, and from the dropdown menu, select Camera Raw Filter. This will open the Adobe Camera Raw interface.

Step 3: Navigate to Presets Panel

In the Adobe Camera Raw interface, click on the Presets icon located at the right-hand side of the screen to navigate to the Presets Panel.

Step 4: Import the XMP Files

Now, click on the three horizontal lines icon at the top right corner of the Presets Panel. From the dropdown menu, select Import Profiles and Presets.

This will open a file browser window. Here, navigate to your saved XMP presets, select them, and click Open.

Photoshop > Filter > Camera Raw Filter > Presets Icon > Import Profiles and Presets

And Voilà! Your XMP presets are now imported into Photoshop and ready to be used.


With XMP presets, you can dramatically speed up your photo editing process and maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of your projects. Hopefully, this guide has made the process of importing your XMP presets into Photoshop a bit clearer. Happy editing!