Lightroom 5 Instagram Export Presets

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Lightroom to Instagram

Export presets are a great way to speed your workflow.  I find them especially useful for quickly export images to suitable sizes for social media.  To save you some effort I have just posted  a package of Adobe Lightroom 5 export presets to prepare your images quickly for posting on Instagram.

Both presets are configured to constrain the long edge of your image to the currently recommended sizes for Instagram.  The current prefered sizes are a 612 pixels for a desktop in lightbox mode, and 510 pixels for the Instagram Mobile App.  Don’t forget to use a 1×1 crop ratio on your images before running the export to get the most of my Instagram export presets.

Download Instagram Lightroom 5 Export Presets

Once you have downloaded the presets, extract the files from the zip file and import the presets from your export dialog box.  Use the following steps to help you import the presets

  1. Extract the Lightroom export preset templates from the zip file
  2. Open Adobe Lightroom 5
  3. Select Export from the File menu to open the export dialog bog
  4. In the preset window, right click on the User Presets header and selct Import (see the screen shot below)
  5. From the open file dialog box navigate to one of the preset files you extracted in step 1, select the file and click the open button
  6. You’re ready to use your new export preset

Importing a Export Preset


Although I am not asking for any compensation for these presets I would ask for one  favor from one photographer to another.  If you do find the presets useful please follow me on instagram @usalpblaser.  Feel freel leave a comment on one of my photos as well.  I would love to hear from you.

Related Resources

If you’d like some more tips on using Adobe Lightroom in your Instagram workflow check out my previous post on an Instagram workflow for DSLR photographers

If you are looking for other Lightroom export presets for social media sharing check out of a few of my other free downloads.

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  1. Jeremy February 2, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi Brian, I’m trying to follow your steps to download a preset which will allow me to export from Lightroom to Instagram but when I click on the download I get the 510 and 612 files but they seem to be empty – they dont seem to be Zip files, any advice on where I am going wrong would be appreciated.

  2. Thiago Santos February 24, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this.. very helpful

  3. Saad June 20, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Hi Brian,
    Thanks for sharing, it is really help.

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    Really helpful article. I was Lightroom from past 10 years and this is really useful for me. Thanks again.

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