Adobe Lightroom + BitTorrent Sync for Settings Syncing Across Devices

In today’s post, UX/UI designer Frank Neulichedl shows us how he uses Sync with Adobe Lightroom to keep the app settings consistent across computers.

From Frank:

I use plenty of sync services – Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Creative Cloud – but all of those have one problem: you can only sync what is inside one specific folder. But what if you want to keep app settings in sync between computers?

Adobe is already stepping up by offering settings sync for Photoshop and Illustrator, but Lightroom settings are not available at the moment. So BitTorrent Sync came to mind.

BitTorrent Sync enables you to sync any folder you want to any number of computers – ideal. So, what can you sync? Basically everything that is stored in the settings folders of Lightroom. You can find this folders by clicking on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” which you can find in the Settings:

Adobe Lightroom BitTorrent Sync

You should not sync the whole folder, but you can sync most of them. I sync these folders:

Adobe Lightroom BitTorrent Sync


-Develop Presets
-Export Actions
-Export Presets
-Keyword Sets
-Local Adjustment Presets
-Metadata Presets
-Smart Collection Templates

As you can see, I added each folder separately. So if you have more than one computer, you just share the folders between those devices.

Setting up folder sharing in BitTorrent Sync is actually very simple and you can read all about it here:

With this setup, I can be sure that my workflow is in sync between my computers.

To see some of Frank’s work, check out his website. For more info on Sync, click here and if you’ve got an epic Sync idea, use-case or how-to, shoot us an email at sync[at]