I have sony a65 and purchased lightroom 4. Unfortunately, the camera matching color profiles (standard, vivid, landscape, portrait etc.) are missing for raw files. It only shows "adobe standard".
Therefore, I use lightroom only to manage files and process jpegs, not raw files. Using the adobe standard (or 3rd party profiles like from Maurizio Piraccini for raw files is not an alternative as it yields unpleasant colors.
I downloaded trial version 6, hoping that these profiles had become available and i'd finally be able to process raw when needed. Unfortunately, it turns out that new version 6 doesn't have these profiles either.
I did a bit of research and found that NEX7 and NEX5n which were released at the same time DO have color matching profiles but a77 and a65 DO NOT. Yet, all of these are from August 2011.
Can something be done to solve this issue as I currently cannot utilize the power of lightroom to the full extent.
For example, why is it not possible to provide the same profiles from NEX7 to process files from a77 and a65?
The simple answer is because they're different cameras and the people that make the profiles are the same people writing the gpu code, the brush engine, HDR and Panorama, all while getting CC out the door. The Olympus and Fuji profiles came later in the release cycle of 5, so they may yet be added.
It's strange to find on this forum the same question asked multiple times 3 years ago. Adobe, anyone listening?
I must question the logic to provide color matching profiles to entry level nex 5 but not to enthusiast level a77...
Anyway, sony users should note that Capture One is available for free and the results are fantastic. I prefer lightroom for photo management but for raw development capture one is great. I just wish that I could use only one application.