Posts tagged "Profiles"

June 19, 2018

Syncing Profiles and Presets from Lightroom Classic to Lightroom CC Mobile

While Lightroom Classic will not have the ability to automatically sync presets and profiles with Lightroom CC Mobile, it is possible to sync presets and profiles between Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Mobile using the Lightroom CC desktop application. To do this: 

  • Download and launch Lightroom CC. Click here for more information about downloading and installing Creative Cloud applications.
  • When you launch Lightroom CC desktop (v1.4 June 2018 release or later) for the first time after installing or updating, the existing Lightroom Classic profiles and presets on your computer are automatically migrated to Lightroom CC.
  • Once your profiles and presets have been migrated, you don’t need to do anything else in Lightroom CC.

Note: while you could delete Lightroom CC once you migrate your presets, if you plan to continue to create, update, and/or install presets using Lightroom Classic and want to sync them with Lightroom CC Mobile, I would suggest leaving Lightroom CC installed and then follow the instructions below for migrating updated presets. 

If you install new profiles or presets or update presets in Lightroom Classic, and want them to sync with Lightroom CC Mobile —and you’ve previously  launched Lightroom CC,  you will need to import the new/updated presets and profiles manually. To do this:

  • Launch Lightroom CC.
  • Select File > Import Profiles & Presets.

  • Navigate to the Settings folder (which is hidden by default), by following the instructions below.

On Macintosh: Use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift+ G to display the “Go to the folder” dialog, then paste the following path:

~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Settings

On Windows: paste the following path (replacing [user name] with your user name)  

C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\Settings

  • Select the files that you want to import and click Import.
6:25 AM Permalink

Updates to Lightroom Classic ­—Profile & Preset Management, Color Labels, and Auto-Stack

I’m excited to announce several updates and new features in Lightroom Classic including new profile and preset managers, color labels for organizing  folders, auto-stacking options for HDR, panoramas and more. 

Improvements to Preset management. 

  • To selectively hide and show groups of presets, click on the ‘+’ icon on the Presets panel and select Manage Presets.

  • Use the check to toggle the visibility of preset groups.   

  • To reset the visibility of all presets, Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on the Preset group (not an individual preset), and select Reset Hidden Presets.
  • To disable presets from previewing in the Loupe view upon rollover, under Preferences > Performance, uncheck “Enable on hover preview of presets in Loupe”. The preset will still preview in the Navigator panel. 

With the preference unchecked, rolling over a preset in the preset panel displays a preview of the preset in the Navigator panel, but not Loupe view.

Improvements to Profile management. 

  • To selectively hide and show groups of profiles, right-click on a Profile set (not an individual profile) and select Manage Profiles.

  • Use the check to toggle the visibility of profile sets. Note: the Favorites set can not be hidden.

 

  • To reset the visibility of all profiles, Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on a Profile Set and select Reset Hidden Profiles. 
  • Control -click (Mac) | Right-click (Win) on the name of the Profile Set and choose to expand or collapse all Profile Sets. 
  • When previewing profiles, press and hold Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) to temporarily disable loupe preview for a quick before/after comparison.

Color Labels for Folders.

  • Right-click on a folder in the Folder panel and choose Add Color Label to color-code a folder.

  • To filter based on folder color label, select Labeled Folders from the Folder Search drop down menu.

New Auto-Stack options.

  • To automatically stack the source and resulting images of a merged Panorama or HDR, check the Create Stack option within the HDR/Panorama merge tools (Photo Merge > HDR/Panorama). The resulting (merged) image conveniently appears at the top of the stack.

  • When using Photo > Stacking > Auto-Stack by Capture Time, stacks will now collapse by default.

Faster Searching in Folders

  • The speed in which you see folders when you search for them has been greatly improved. 

HEIC Image Support

  • Lightroom Classic now supports HEIC files in OSX 10.13 or higher. 
6:25 AM Permalink

New Features and Updates in Lightroom CC Web

Lightroom CC Web now supports synced profiles and presets, extends the number of controls when sharing images, and returns improves results when using the Best Photos Technology Preview. 

Synced Profiles and Presets.

Profiles and presets that have been synced using either Lightroom CC Desktop or Lightroom CC Mobile will be available in Lightroom CC Web.

  • Select a photo and click the Edit this Photo button. Then, click Presets to access synced presets.

  • Select a photo and click the Edit this Photo button. Then, click Adjust and click on the Profile Browser to access synced profiles.

Lightroom Web Share settings.

You can now adjust the Share settings of Albums published with Lightroom CC from within Lightroom Web.

  • Click the Share icon (the globe) and click Shared in the options bar. 

  • In the Share Options dialog, click Share Settings.
  • In the Album Settings dialog, enable/disable  Allow Downloads, Show Metadata, and Show Location as needed. 

Best Photos Technology Preview.

The Best Photos technology preview gives you a chance to play with some of the exciting new technologies that our researchers are working on and provide feedback on what you like, what you don’t like, and features that you’re wishing for. Best Photos stemmed from the desire to pick more quickly the best photos from a group without the long and sometimes monotonous task of sorting through a number of similar photos. Best Photos leverages a number of Adobe Sensei technologies to help automatically identify and group similar photos, pick the best photo from that group, and then select the best photos of each of the groups. 

To enable Best Photos, click the Lightroom mnemonic and choose Technology Previews and enable Best Photos.

Then, within any album, click Best Photos.

On the left, choose between viewing Best Photos and Other Photos. On the right, use the slider to change the number of photos selected as “Best Photos”. To manually remove unwanted images from the selection, click the minus icon below the image.

When finished, chose to Share or Create Album based on your best photos.

6:15 AM Permalink

Updates to Lightroom CC — Sync Presets, Copy/Paste Edits, and Enhanced Sharing 

I’m excited to announce several new features and product enhancements in today’s updates to Lightroom CC including:

Automatic syncing of Presets and profiles between desktop and mobile devices.

Application of edit settings to to multiple images at once using copy/paste options.

Custom sharing options for Albums including the ability to download images and include metadata and location information.

Create, sync, import, and manage presets and profiles across multiple devices.

Learn how to create a preset based on edited settings, quickly import and sync profiles and presets, and manage profiles and presets on individual devices in the video below:

Note: when importing profiles and presets, all three ways of importing (File > Import Profiles & Presets, Import Presets (using the Preset panel) and Import Profiles (using the Profile browser) import both Profiles and Presets, so it’s really just comes down to which method is more convenient for you. Note: one benefit of using the Import option in either the Preset panel or the Profile browser is that a progress bar is visible when importing.

Copy and Paste specific edit settings to multiple images. 

To ensure consistent edits as well as speed up your workflow, you can now copy and paste edits to multiple images at one time. To copy settings, using one of the following methods:

  • Photo > Edit Copy Settings ­[Command + C (Mac) | Control + C (Win)], to copy the  current state of all of your edits (minus the tools and geometry options).
  • Photo > Chose Edit Settings to Copy [Command + Shift + C (Mac) | Control + Shift +C (Win)], to choose which edit settings to copy. Note: within the Copy Settings dialog, use the Select menu to quickly select All, Modified, Default, or None and refine as needed.

To paste settings, using one of the following methods: 

  • Photo > Paste Edit Settings [Shift + V (Mac) | Shift +V (Win)] to paste settings to individual images.
  • Command + Shift + V (Mac) | Control + Shift +V (Win) to paste settings to all selected images.

Note: settings can be pasted to multiple images in bothin Grid and Detail views. 

Additional control when sharing albums. 

When sharing Albums (Edit > Albums > Share Albums or, right-click on an album and choose Share Album), use the new Preferences options to enable/disable Allow Downloads, Show Metadata, and Show Location data (if available). You can modify these options at any time, and the share will be updated immediately.

 

6:01 AM Permalink
May 3, 2018

In-depth Information about Profiles in Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw

Josh Haftel sat down with Photoshop creator Thomas Knoll and his teammates Eric Chan and Max Wendt in order to answer some of the common questions about profiles including:

    • What is a DCP?
    • How does the new Adobe Color profile differ from Adobe Standard?
    • Why have multiple profiles?
    • Why are there different kinds of profiles?

Click “Read More” below to find out the answers to those questions and more!  

If you’re interested in creating custom profiles, check out this video by Josh as he walks through the process of creating a custom profiles in Adobe Camera Raw. Note: Josh does mention that creating a profile is a bit complex, includes many steps, and should be considered rather advanced: proceed with caution. : )

5:02 AM Permalink
April 3, 2018

Lightroom CC April Update – Profiles, Presets, and More!

I’m excited to announce several updates to Lightroom CC starting with the new and enhanced Raw and Creative Profiles. While the concept of Profiles isn’t new to Lightroom CC, in this release, their power has been greatly enhanced. This video demonstrates how:

If you’re not familiar with raw profiles, here is a overview of the key concepts covered in the video above:

Profiles

A profile is a set of instructions that is used to render a photograph, converting it from raw camera information into the colors and tones that we see. 

  • Every raw image must have a profile applied (and can only have one profile at a time).  
  • Profiles are nondestructive and can be changed  at any time without any loss of quality.
  • There are no “right” or wrong” profiles: they’re like filling in a pie – some people will choose cherry and others prefer peach.

Adobe Raw Profiles

There are six new Adobe Raw profiles which can be applied to raw files. The new default profile for raw files in Camera Raw is Adobe Color for color images and Adobe Monochrome for Black & White images.  

Adobe Color — was designed to be a great starting point for any image. The goal of this profile is to render a relatively neutral, baseline image that closely matches the original colors and tones in the original scene. It assumes that you want the ultimate control over refining and adjusting images in order to achieve the exact look that you want. In comparison to the previous default profile, Adobe Color is a bit warmer in the reds, yellow and oranges, has a very small increase in contrast, and, it does a better job of moving highlights between color spaces.  

Adobe Monochrome — ­was carefully tuned to be the best starting point for any black and white image. This profile slightly shifts colors as they are converted to grayscale – brightening the warmer colors and darkening the cooler colors. It also adds a small amount of contrast but allows lots of headroom for editing.  

The additional four Adobe Raw profiles that were created as starting points for specific types of images:

Top row left to right: Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Vivid.

Adobe Landscape — ­adds a bit more saturation to all of the colors in an image and renders more vibrant blues and greens. While this profile adds a slight amount of contrast to the overall image, it also helps to maintain details by slightly compressing the  highlight and shadow values in scenes with significant contrast.

Adobe Neutral — ­reduces color saturation as well as contrast , rendering a flatter, low contrast version of the image. It‘s designed to give you the most headroom for post processing. This a great profile to start with if you have an image with delicate colors and gradients. 

Adobe Portrait — ­is tailored especially for portrait images. It has a slightly more gentle tone curve and is optimized for skin tones.  

Adobe Vivid — ­adds vibrance and contrast while still rendering natural skin tones and is a great place to start for images of people in a landscape.

Note: Standard V2 was the default profile in previous versions of Lightroom CC.

If the image that you’re working with isn’t set to Adobe Color by default, most likely one of three things is happening:

You’re working on a non-raw photograph (like a JPEG or TIFF) – in which case the profile will just say Color because all of the rendering was done already (either in another raw processor or within the camera itself) and you can’t apply a raw profile to a non-raw file.

You’re working on an image captured as DNG via Lightroom on a mobile device and the default profile is Camera Default because images are be optimized differently for images captured on mobile devices. 

You’re working with a legacy file – in which case you will see the previously embedded profile which you can choose to change at any time (Lightroom CC won’t automatically update legacy files using the new profiles as doing so would change the look of the image.)

Adobe Camera Matching Raw Profiles 

In addition, Adobe created and ships Adobe Camera Matching profiles. These profiles are designed to match the preset “styles” that can be set using the menus on a camera. Because the style options differ among camera manufacturers, this list of profiles will change depending on your camera.

Adobe Camera Matching Profiles for the Canon 5Ds. Top row left to right: Faithful, Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Standard, Monochrome. 

The Camera Matching monochrome profiles behave differently from other Black and White profiles (Adobe Monochrome, Legacy, and the Creative Profiles), by discarding the color information in the file. Therefore, the Black and White Mix sliders, are not available. You can however add color tints to these images using the Tone Curve, Split Tone, and color swatch with Local Adjustment tools.

Legacy Raw Profiles 

Legacy Raw profiles are also included in order to maintain backwards compatibility when working with legacy files. 

Creative Profiles

In addition to Raw profiles, are several groups of  Creative profiles. These profiles are designed to apply more creative, stylistic effects to an image and can be applied to non-raw photographs (like JPEG’s and TIFFs). Creative Profiles can (but aren’t required to) use color lookup tables (LUTs) to remap color and tones enabling new and unique ways of processing images. Camera Raw ships with several different Creative profiles including:

Artistic Profiles these profiles were designed to be more edgy, and typically have stronger color shifts. 

Lightroom’s eight different Artistic profiles.

B & W Profilesthese profiles were designed to create a more dramatic interpretation of the original image, some of these profiles increase/decrease contrast, others limit the dynamic range, and several emulate the effects of using color filters with film.  

An assortment of different Black and White profiles (01, 03, 06, 07, 08, 11, Red, Blue).

Modern Profiles these profiles were designed to create unique effects that fit in with current photography styles.

An assortment of different Modern profiles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10).

Vintage Profiles these profiles were designed to replicate the effects of analogue imagery.

An assortment of different Vintage profiles (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

Creative profiles have an Amount slider which can be used to decrease/increase the intensity of the profile.  Note:  it is up to the creator of the profile to define exactly how far the “intensity” can be changed. In other words, you might see subtle or more aggressive changes on a per-profile basis.

Previewing and Applying Profiles

You can hover the cursor above a profile to preview the effect in the preview area, however you need to click the profile to apply it. After applying a preset, you can compare two profiles. When long pressing the Option key (Mac) Alt key (Win), the selected profile & hovered-over profile can be previewed/compared.

To change how presets icons are viewed in the Preset Browser, click the three dots and choose to view as a List, Grid, or Large.

Double click a profile to simultaneously apply it as well as close the Profile Browser.

Once a profile has been applied, use any of the other slider controls in any of the other panels to make additional modifications to your images – profiles don’t change slider values. 

Quickly Accessing Favorite Profiles

Click the star icon to add a profile to the Favorites group. Click it again to remove. 

Quickly access Favorites from the drop down menu (without having to use the Profile Browser).

Profiles and Presets

When saving a preset, the Profile is saved as a part of the preset (just as any other attribute or slider in Lightroom would be). 

Presets are now saved as XMP files, making them compatible and accessible across Camera Raw, Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop, and all of the Lightroom desktop products. 

To import presets, click the three dots menu in the presets panel and choose Import Presets. Navigate to a preset, select it, and Lightroom CC will automatically install it.

Lightroom CC for Macintosh and Windows has also added support for network attached storage (NAS) devices as well as a new filter by sync status option, big fixes, and added support for new cameras and lenses. 

The SDK info for creating custom profiles can be downloaded from this link: http://www.adobe.com/go/profile-sdk

8:55 AM Permalink

Adobe Camera Raw April Update – Raw and Creative Profiles

I’m excited to announce several updates to Camera Raw starting with the new and enhanced Raw and Creative Profiles. While the concept of Profiles isn’t new to Camera Raw, in this release, their power has been greatly enhanced. This video demonstrates how:

If you’re not familiar with raw profiles, here is a overview of the key concepts covered in the video above:

Profiles

A profile is a set of instructions that is used to render a photograph, converting it from raw camera information into the colors and tones that we see. 

  • Every raw image must have a profile applied (and can only have one profile at a time).  
  • Profiles are nondestructive and can be changed  at any time without any loss of quality.

Previous to this release, Adobe applied the Adobe Standard profile (v2) to all raw files by default. While a few customers changed their default profile (to a camera matching profile for example), the majority of customers, the application of a profile just happened magically. 

  • In this release, profiles have been moved from the Camera Calibration tab to the Basic tab, making them easier to access.

  • There are no “right” or wrong” profiles: they’re like filling in a pie – some people will choose cherry and others prefer peach.

Adobe Raw Profiles

There are six new Adobe Raw profiles which can be applied to raw files. The new default profile for raw files in Camera Raw is Adobe Color for color images and Adobe Monochrome for Black & White images.  

Adobe Color — was designed to be a great starting point for any image. The goal of this profile is to render a relatively neutral, baseline image that closely matches the original colors and tones in the original scene. It assumes that you want the ultimate control over refining and adjusting images in order to achieve the exact look that you want. In comparison to the previous default profile, Adobe Color is a bit warmer in the reds, yellow and oranges, has a very small increase in contrast, and, it does a better job of moving highlights between color spaces.  

Adobe Monochrome — ­was carefully tuned to be the best starting point for any black and white image. This profile slightly shifts colors as they are converted to grayscale – brightening the warmer colors and darkening the cooler colors. It also adds a small amount of contrast but allows lots of headroom for editing.  

The additional four Adobe Raw profiles that were created as starting points for specific types of images:

Top row left to right: Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Vivid.

Adobe Landscape — ­adds a bit more saturation to all of the colors in an image and renders more vibrant blues and greens. While this profile adds a slight amount of contrast to the overall image, it also helps to maintain details by slightly compressing the  highlight and shadow values in scenes with significant contrast.

Adobe Neutral — ­reduces color saturation as well as contrast , rendering a flatter, low contrast version of the image. It‘s designed to give you the most headroom for post processing. This a great profile to start with if you have an image with delicate colors and gradients. 

Adobe Portrait — ­is tailored especially for portrait images. It has a slightly more gentle tone curve and is optimized for skin tones.  

Adobe Vivid — ­adds vibrance and contrast while still rendering natural skin tones and is a great place to start for images of people in a landscape.

Note: Standard V2 was the default profile in previous versions of Camera Raw.

If the image that you’re working with isn’t set to Adobe Color by default, most likely one of three things is happening:

You’re working on a non-raw photograph (like a JPEG or TIFF) – in which case the profile will just say Color because all of the rendering was done already (either in another raw processor or within the camera itself) and you can’t apply a raw profile to a non-raw file.

You’re working on an image captured as DNG via Lightroom on a mobile device and the default profile is Camera Default because images are be optimized differently for images captured on mobile devices. 

You’re working with a legacy file – in which case you will see the previously embedded profile which you can choose to change at any time (Camera Raw won’t automatically update legacy files using the new profiles as doing so would change the look of the image.)

Adobe Camera Matching Raw Profiles 

In addition, Adobe created and ships Adobe Camera Matching profiles. These profiles are designed to match the preset “styles” that can be set using the menus on a camera. Because the style options differ among camera manufacturers, this list of profiles will change depending on your camera.

Adobe Camera Matching Profiles for the Canon 5Ds. Top row left to right: Faithful, Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Standard, Monochrome. 

The Camera Matching monochrome profiles behave differently from other Black and White profiles (Adobe Monochrome, Legacy, and the Creative Profiles), by discarding the color information in the file. Therefore, the Black and White Mix sliders, are not available. You can however add color tints to these images using the Tone Curve, Split Tone, and color swatch with Local Adjustment tools.

Legacy Raw Profiles 

Legacy Raw profiles are also included in order to maintain backwards compatibility when working with legacy files. 

Creative Profiles

In addition to Raw profiles, are several groups of  Creative profiles. These profiles are designed to apply more creative, stylistic effects to an image and can be applied to non-raw photographs (like JPEG’s and TIFFs). Creative Profiles can (but aren’t required to) use color lookup tables (LUTs) to remap color and tones enabling new and unique ways of processing images. Camera Raw ships with several different Creative profiles including:

Artistic Profiles these profiles were designed to be more edgy, and typically have stronger color shifts. 

Lightroom’s eight different Artistic profiles.

B & W Profilesthese profiles were designed to create a more dramatic interpretation of the original image, some of these profiles increase/decrease contrast, others limit the dynamic range, and several emulate the effects of using color filters with film.  

An assortment of different Black and White profiles (01, 03, 06, 07, 08, 11, red, blue).

Modern Profiles these profiles were designed to create unique effects that fit in with current photography styles.

An assortment of different Modern profiles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10).

Vintage Profiles these profiles were designed to replicate the effects of analogue imagery.

An assortment of different Vintage profiles (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

Creative profiles have an Amount slider which can be used to decrease/increase the intensity of the profile.  Note:  it is up to the creator of the profile to define exactly how far the “intensity” can be changed. In other words, you might see subtle or more aggressive changes on a per-profile basis.

 

Previewing and Applying Profiles

You can hover the cursor above a profile to preview the effect in the preview area, however you need to click the profile to apply it.

Double click a profile to simultaneously apply it as well as close the Profile Browser.

Once a profile has been applied, use any of the other slider controls in any of the other panels to make additional modifications to your images – profiles don’t change slider values. 

Quickly Accessing Favorite Profiles

Click the star icon to add a profile to the Favorites group. Click again to remove it.

Quickly access Favorites from the Profile drop-down menu (without having to use the Profile Browser).

Including Profiles in a preset

When saving a preset, you can choose to include Treatment & Profile to save the profile as a part of a preset (just as you would any other attribute or setting in Lightroom). 

Presets are now saved as XMP files, making them compatible and accessible across Camera Raw, Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop, and all of the Lightroom products. 

In previous versions of Adobe Bridge, choosing Edit > Develop Settings enabled the application of Camera Raw presets to raw and JPEG files. Now, to make presets available in this menu, first mark them as Favorites in Camera Raw. 

The Dehaze slider has moved from the Effects to Basic Panel.

This release also contains big fixes and added support for new cameras and lenses. 

The SDK info for creating custom profiles can be downloaded from this link: http://www.adobe.com/go/profile-sdk

8:30 AM Permalink

Lightroom Classic Desktop April Update – Raw & Creative Profiles, Preset Updates, and More!

I’m excited to announce several updates to Lightroom Classic starting with the new and enhanced Raw and Creative Profiles. While the concept of Profiles isn’t new to Lightroom Classic, in this release, their power has been greatly enhanced. This video demonstrates how:

If you’re not familiar with raw profiles, here is a overview of the key concepts covered in the video above:

Profiles

A profile is a set of instructions that is used to render a photograph, converting it from raw camera information into the colors and tones that we see. 

  • Every raw image must have a profile applied (and can only have one profile at a time).  
  • Profiles are nondestructive and can be changed  at any time without any loss of quality.

Previous to this release, Adobe applied the Adobe Standard profile (v2) to all raw files by default. While a few customers changed their default profile (to a camera matching profile for example), the majority of customers, the application of a profile just happened magically. 

  • In this release, profiles have been moved from the Camera Calibration tab to the Basic tab, making them easier to access. 

  • There are no “right” or wrong” profiles: they’re like filling in a pie – some people will choose cherry and others prefer peach.

Adobe Raw Profiles

There are six new Adobe Raw profiles which can be applied to raw files. The new default profile for raw files in Lightroom Classic is Adobe Color for color images and Adobe Monochrome for Black & White images.  

Adobe Color — was designed to be a great starting point for any image. The goal of this profile is to render a relatively neutral, baseline image that closely matches the original colors and tones in the original scene. It assumes that you want the ultimate control over refining and adjusting images in order to achieve the exact look that you want. In comparison to the previous default profile, Adobe Color is a bit warmer in the reds, yellow and oranges, has a very small increase in contrast, and, it does a better job of moving highlights between color spaces.  

Adobe Monochrome — ­was carefully tuned to be the best starting point for any black and white image. This profile slightly shifts colors as they are converted to grayscale – brightening the warmer colors and darkening the cooler colors. It also adds a small amount of contrast but allows lots of headroom for editing.  

The additional four Adobe Raw profiles that were created as starting points for specific types of images:

Top row left to right: Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Vivid.

Adobe Landscape — ­adds a bit more saturation to all of the colors in an image and renders more vibrant blues and greens. While this profile adds a slight amount of contrast to the overall image, it also helps to maintain details by slightly compressing the  highlight and shadow values in scenes with significant contrast.

Adobe Neutral — ­reduces color saturation as well as contrast , rendering a flatter, low contrast version of the image. It‘s designed to give you the most headroom for post processing. This a great profile to start with if you have an image with delicate colors and gradients. 

Adobe Portrait — ­is tailored especially for portrait images. It has a slightly more gentle tone curve and is optimized for skin tones.  

Adobe Vivid — ­adds vibrance and contrast while still rendering natural skin tones and is a great place to start for images of people in a landscape.

Note: Standard V2 was the default profile in previous versions of Lightroom Classic.

If the image that you’re working with isn’t set to Adobe Color by default, most likely one of three things is happening:

You’re working on a non-raw photograph (like a JPEG or TIFF) – in which case the profile will just say Color because all of the rendering was done already (either in another raw processor or within the camera itself) and you can’t apply a raw profile to a non-raw file.

You’re working on an image captured as DNG via Lightroom on a mobile device and the default profile is Camera Default because images are be optimized differently for images captured on mobile devices. 

You’re working with a legacy file – in which case you will see the previously embedded profile which you can choose to change at any time (Lightroom won’t automatically update legacy files using the new profiles as doing so would change the look of the image.)

Adobe Camera Matching Raw Profiles 

In addition, Adobe created and ships Adobe Camera Matching profiles. These profiles are designed to match the preset “styles” that can be set using the menus on a camera. Because the style options differ among camera manufacturers, this list of profiles will change depending on your camera.

Adobe Camera Matching Profiles for the Canon 5Ds. Top row left to right: Faithful, Landscape, Neutral. Bottom Row left to right: Portrait, Standard, Monochrome. 

The Camera Matching monochrome profiles behave differently from other Black and White profiles (Adobe Monochrome, Legacy, and the Creative Profiles), by discarding the color information in the file. Therefore, the Black and White Mix sliders, are not available. You can however add color tints to these images using the Tone Curve, Split Tone, and color swatch with Local Adjustment tools. 

Legacy Raw Profiles 

Legacy Raw profiles are also included in order to maintain backwards compatibility when working with legacy files. 

Creative Profiles

In addition to Raw profiles, are several groups of  Creative profiles. These profiles are designed to apply more creative, stylistic effects to an image and can be applied to non-raw photographs (like JPEG’s and TIFFs). Creative Profiles can (but aren’t required to) use color lookup tables (LUTs) to remap color and tones enabling new and unique ways of processing images. Lightroom ships with several different Creative profiles including:

Artistic Profiles these profiles were designed to be more edgy, and typically have stronger color shifts. 

Lightroom’s eight different Artistic profiles.

B & W Profilesthese profiles were designed to create a more dramatic interpretation of the original image, some of these profiles increase/decrease contrast, others limit the dynamic range, and several emulate the effects of using color filters with film.  

An assortment of different Black and White profiles (01, 03, 06, 07, 08, 11, red, blue).

Modern Profiles these profiles were designed to create unique effects that fit in with current photography styles.

An assortment of different Modern profiles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10).

Vintage Profiles these profiles were designed to replicate the effects of analogue imagery.

An assortment of different Vintage profiles (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

Creative profiles have an Amount slider which can be used to decrease/increase the intensity of the profile.  Note:  it is up to the creator of the profile to define exactly how far the “intensity” can be changed. In other words, you might see subtle or more aggressive changes on a per-profile basis.

 

Previewing and Applying Profiles

You can hover the cursor above a profile to preview the effect in the preview area, however you need to click the profile to apply it (as well as preview an accurate rendition of the image in the Histogram Panel).

Double click a profile to simultaneously apply it as well as close the Profile Browser.

Once a profile has been applied, use any of the other slider controls in any of the other panels to make additional modifications to your images. Profiles don’t change slider values. 

Quickly Accessing Favorite Profiles

Click the star icon to add a profile to the Favorites group. Click the star again to remove it.

Quickly access Favorites from the Profile drop-down menu (without having to use the Profile Browser).

Including Profiles in a preset

When saving a preset, you can choose to include Treatment & Profile to save the profile as a part of a preset (just as you would any other attribute or setting in Lightroom). 

A number of additional features have been updated in Lightroom Classic including:

Preset Enhancements

Presets are now saved as XMP files, making them compatible  and accessible across all of the Lightroom products, Camera Raw, and Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop. Existing presets are converted to XMP as part of a catalog upgrade or during the launch process. Note: presets will be renamed in the OS by adding “~” to the start of the filename, but the name of the preset will not change in Lightroom. 

Dehaze

The Dehaze slider has moved from the Effects to Basic Panel and in Copy Settings and Preset creation dialogs, Dehaze is under Basic Tone.

Tone Curve

The Tone Curve Panel has been expanded for more precise adjustments.

Import Grid Performance Improvement on Windows 

When importing images from connected devices, images will appear in the Import Grid in batches, even before all of the images have completed scanning,

Face Tagging 

The Face Tagging engine has been updated to provide better face detection and recognition and includes has two new options:  “Skip over photos that have not been previously indexed” and “Skip over photos with manually confirmed faces”, when selecting Library > Find Faces Again. 

This release also contains big fixes and added support for new cameras and lenses. 

The SDK info for creating custom profiles can be downloaded from this link: http://www.adobe.com/go/profile-sdk

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May 25, 2015

Lightroom CC – Removing Lens Distortions and Correcting Perspective

Learn how to apply lens correction profiles as well as correct perspective distortions in photographs.

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