When you download a Summerana collection, you will find that it comes as a zipped file. This means that all of the information is compressed into a smaller space, making it quicker and easier to download. When it’s time to use your files, however, you will need to unzip them.
Adobe has put out a range of apps that allow you to edit images on your tablet or smartphone, including versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. This means that you’ll be able to use your Summerana actions and overlays even when you’re on-the-go. But how can you make it work when you’re dealing with zipped files? Follow these instructions and you’ll be ready to start.
Download your files
First, you’ll need to make sure that you have those files downloaded and ready to use. This means you’ll need to log into your Summerana account on the device that you want to use for editing and head to the page for the collection in question. Go ahead and hit the download button just like you normally would if you were downloading them to your laptop or computer!
You will likely see a progress bar or a pending icon, depending on the model of your device. You’ll be alerted when the file is fully downloaded, and then it’s time to get it unzipped. This process will depend on what type of device you are using, so scroll down to the correct section for you!
Unzipping a file on an Android device
All Android phones and tablets have the same system, so the good news is that we only need to give you one set of instructions for a whole host of models – whether you have a Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Huawei, or any other Android phone, the process will remain the same.
There used to be no way to open zip files without a third party app, and there are still a lot of them available in the Google Play store. However, you actually don’t need them anymore. If you want to have some extra fancy features, you can always check them out, but it really seems like you can actually do everything you want with an app that comes built-in on your device: the Files by Google app.
Some phones will simply list it as the Files app, so look out for that in your directory.
Once you have the Summerana zip file downloaded, go ahead and open Files. You’ll find the file you just downloaded in the ‘downloads’ folder, which is pretty much as expected! It will show up with the .zip extension and will likely be accompanied by an icon of a folder with a zip-like pattern on it, so you know which one to look for.
Tap the file and you will see a list appearing of all of the files which are inside that folder. This gives you a preview to make sure it’s the right one! Now tap on extract and you will see a list of the extracted files come up as they are available. All of the extracted files will save to the same place as the original zip folder, so if you haven’t moved it, they will be in ‘downloads’ as well.
Now your files are ready to use!
Unzipping a file on an Apple device
Next, let’s talk about what you need to do if you have an iPhone or iPad. These will work differently from Android phones because they aren’t running the same base software.
You won’t need to download a new app to unzip your actions or overlays because there’s already a service built into your iPhone that can do this quickly and easily. Once the file is saved, go ahead and find the ‘Files’ app on your app directory. Here you’ll find a list of items sorted by where they are stored, and you can also search by the file name if you want to grab it even quicker. You’ll see a white image that looks like a piece of paper with the word ‘zip’ written on it in blue – this is your .zip file and the one you want to extract.
Long press on the zip icon and you will find a menu popping up asking what you want to do. Right at the bottom is the option to ‘Uncompress’ – tap on this and your files will be extracted. Your phone will process the files and then save them to the same folder in which the zip file was saved, and you can also search for them by name if you want to.
It’s the same process whether you’re using a phone or a tablet – and that’s it! You’re ready to use the files you have unzipped.
Use your unzipped actions and overlays
The next step can vary based on the app that you are using and the type of device you are on, but we’ll describe it in simple terms that should help you to figure it out. First of all, it’s important to note that Adobe has released a number of different photo-editing apps, and not all of them are robust enough to use presets. Do make sure that you have the right type of app before you begin!
Now, open up the app that you want to use and let it load up. When it does, you should have a settings or menu option (usually a series of three dots or lines). Click on this and you will see the option to ‘add photos’ (Lightroom) or to directly add actions or presets.
In Lightroom, go ahead and open the preset file images, then save each of them as a new preset. Make sure to use a name you’ll be able to recognise!
Et voila! It’s not as hard to use zipped files on a mobile device as you might have thought. If you have a long journey planned or just get tired of looking at your computer screen, this will give you another option for getting your editing done!