Do you want to post your raw image of the QP card online and I’ll try it with my QPCalibration software and see if the same thing happens? Upload to Dropbox and post a public download/share link here. I’ve been successful creating profiles for my very new 7D Mark II so it’s not that the software is too old or something.
I did try making a profile with the Windows version of the QP Calibration 1.2.1b software, but it isn’t recognized, either.
I noticed that the Adobe Standard profile has “NIKON D810” instead of “Nikon D810” in the filename unlike all the other Nikon Adobe Standard profiles have, but I hex-edited the QP203 profile I made to capitalize Nikon to NIKON and it still isn’t recognized so something more complicated is going on. I need to find a D810 Color Checker photo so I can use X-Rite software to make the profile and see if that works and if so what might be different.
Thank you for your efforts!
It seems to me that Adobe is sleeping and have not made their homework properly.
I wonder how to wake them.
Alternatively, the QPCard folks may be doing something slightly off.
I doubt it. I recently lend my card to a friend with a Fujifilm X-T1 and all worked flawless.
There is something wrong with your NEF file. This is not an Adobe problem. By the way you mention ACR 7.7. Are you sure you didn't mean 8.7? I'm using CC 2014 and the ACR version is 8.7.
I am successfully using QP Calibration with the QP Card 203 with my D810. First off, in order to use the D810 with QP Card you have to do one of two things. 1.) Upgrade your QP Calibration software to version 1.99. If you still have 1.21b it does NOT support NEF files from the D810 (or D750). 2.) If you don't want to upgrade the software you need to convert you NEF into a DNG file and make your profile from that. Version 1.21b will support D810 DNG files.
Having said that I downloaded your NEF sample from Dropbox and tried it out. First, your NEF file is smaller than I am used to. It's only 32 MB. Are you using 12-bit RAW? Or 14-bit visually lossless compressed mode? I wonder if QP Calibration supports those modes. Anyway, when I opened your file in QP Calibration is was simply wacky. The white QP Card background was a pink color. I was able to make a profile with it and it appeared in ACR, but it was entirely worthless.
Hope that helps.
It was actually two problems and you got both right.
My previous updates to QP 1.99 had failed without warning. Removing it completly before installation solved the first problem. Using 14 bit (loseless compressed) solved the second.
I did not think about the 12/14 bit issue as 12 bits worked with Nikon D300s.
Thank you for the help!
Thanks for the e-mail reply confirming some of the things I said above. The issue with 12-bit is interesting in the latest 1.99 update of QP Calibration. I took your QP Card raw photo and saved it first to DNG (using ACR). I then used the DNG file in QP Calibration to create a profile. Everything works fine, as it should. So 12 bit Nikon NEF file support seems to be broken still. I wonder if this is just a NEF issue or whether other 12 bit raw files from other brands have the issue as well.
This sounds like a bug for the QP Card people to resolve. Until then use 14 bit or convert your 12 bit QP Card file to DNG first.