Only Adobe-supplied profiles go into the Resources folder/package that contains all the Adobe profiles. Third-party profiles need to be put somewhere else, under the Users folder, so they can be shared by both Photoshop and Lightroom if you have both and don't disappear when you uninstall or reinstall LR.
The proper location depends on the platform and version of OS. See this webpage for where the proper folder is:
For example, on my Windows 8.1.2 computer, any profiles I've downloaded are in this folder:
The article says lightroom 5 (which is what I am using) places them in the same folder, which is what I have done. I have also noticed that some of the adobe lens profiles, such as the ones for apple iphones are also missing although I can see these files exist on my computer in the same location as the other profiles. Is there a way to rebuild the index.dat file that tells lightroom which profiles are available?
There are different lens profiles for JPGs and RAWs…many more for raw format files and only a few for jpgs.
I’ve told you how to make LR recognize the profiles. If there is something you don’t understand about what I’ve said, then ask questions about that.
Perhaps the documentation you’re reading is too old because at one point you could add your own lens profiles to LR’s but now you can’t, they have to be separate.
that makes sense, I could not get the lens profile creator to recognize the .cr2 files so i used JPEG, when I use a JPEG file LR5 lists the lens. I guess Ill have to try to remake it with RAW files
Thanks for the help
According to the LPC's user-guide, raw files must be converted to DNGs before the LPC will recognize them:
Thank you for attempting to help with lens profiles. Hope you can assist further. I had this working on Windows 7 perfectly, but since upgrading to Win 8 last week and re-installing LR I have been unable to use the custom lens profile that I rely on. I have placed the profile in the folder you recommend, but it will not appear in the list when I am attempting to adjust a DNG. Any ideas what I could check?
Also, your link returns a 404 error.
While the more recent PDF link still works, the “Lightroom Queen” has done some recent website maintenance and the URL for default locations of files is different:
Obviously the link I provided had my username “Steve” in it and you’d be substituting your username, instead. Also the AppData folder is hidden so you have to either enable viewing hidden folders in Explorer or just type it into the Explorer address bar and hit Enter.
The other issue you might have, which was already talked about in the preceding discussion, is that camera profiles are specific to raw or non-raw formats and if what is in your DNG is a JPG then perhaps it wouldn’t work.
Would you mind providing the DNG and the associated camera profile via a website like dropbox.com and if you have it, the original file that was wrapped up as a DNG?