Convert lrtemplate to xmp without Lightroom

Convert lrtemplate to xmp without Lightroom. Here is the best methods of changing the lrtemplate to xmp extension without Lightroom.

You can’t import the old format. You need to copy them to the old location.

Go to Edit >> Preferences >> Presets

Click the button “Show all other Lightroom presets”

Double-click the Lightroom folder, then double-click to open the Develop Presets folder

Drag your folder of .lrtemplate files into the Develop Presets folder.

Quit Lightroom

Re-start Lightroom

When the application re-starts you should see a message that all of the added presets have been converted to the current XMP format – see image below.

Look for them in the presets panel. They may be listed under Older Versions



Convert xmp to lrtemplate and vice versa.

Lightroom preset converter  is a tiny Java application that can convert lrtemplate presets to Adobe Camera Raw XMP presets and vice versa.

Beginning with Lightroom CC 1.3 and Lightroom Classic 7.3, Adobe Lightroom imports and converts your lrtemplate files into xmp format which is compatible with Adobe Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop.

What you aren’t allowed to do is to export your newly created xmp presets back to the old lrtemplate format.

If you are a Lightroom preset creator, chances are that you want to make your presets available to your customers in both xmp and lrtemplate format for both pre 7.3 users and 7.3 and above users.

Enter “Lightroom preset converter”:  feed it with a folder with lrtemplates (or xmp templates) and it will convert all your presets in seconds.

Win&Mac compatible!

The manual can be downloaded here.It is very short and worth reading before purchasing !

You can find a short video showing the xmp to lrtemplate conversion here.


Lightroom preset converter

A version of Java JRE (Java Run-time Environment) must be installed on your system. You can download the latest JRE version here: or here:

In order to establish if :
A) your system can successfully run JAR files and
B) your presets can be converted

please download this test program *BEFORE* buying the software. (After launching the jar file it may be necessary to press ALT+TAB to make it appear on Windows machines).
The test program will scan your presets and give information about which presets can/cannot be converted.

Mac OS Catalina users: if double clicking the jar file does not run it,
please read here and here.