To use the Lens Profile Downloader you need to install Adobe Air: Adobe - Adobe AIR
The below list of lenses are all supported by LR 6 and CC 2015:
Are any of the lens profiles you are looking for missing from this list?
I have problems installing LPD.
Downloaded and installed AIR (version 19) first.
Then downloaded LPD 1.0.1
Click on LPD download (it has .air extension).
CS6 launched automatically.
But I have "could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document."
Appreciate any feedback.
Thank. Mark. Oct 16 2015.
CS6 applications should not be launching when you try to open the Lens Profile Downloader. Please make sure you are downloading the correct installer for your OS:
Mac OS X
It should look like the below screeshot:
I tried something different......
I right clicked the downloaded file and open with AIR.
It triggered installation and it works now!
Perhaps Adobe made a note of this in the installation procedure.
Uninstall all previous versions of AIR and LPD using Control Panel> 'Programs and Features. Next try reinstalling AIR and then LPD again.
Just saw your success reply. It sounds like the LPD installer downloaded without the .air extension. Is that the case to help others who land here? It should look like this:
I don't know why your answer is marked correct. It doesn't answer my questions. After repeatedly installing AIR and trying to install the downloader program on three different machines, at three different locations, it suddenly woke up and installed on each machine.
My initial question was motivated by my using Lightroom 6, and not finding a lens profile for my third parry lenses. Lightroom promised to provide those profiles, which your link would seem to suggest. However, that was not the case when I began using LR6. For example, I wanted profiles for my Sigma telephoto zoom. The default install of installation of LR6 only included four Sigmas, all of them extreme wide angle lenses.
Thanks for posting your link to "supported lenses", because that link is central to my issue. One, that link neglects to tell you how to obtain the profiles. Two, once I finally figured out that I needed to install the profile downloader, I discovered that almost none of the Sigmas listed at the link were available for download.
That is what I see, just four profiles. If I switch to my brand of camera, Canon, I still do not see the profiles that your link link claims are available. As near as I can tell, the claims of support at your link do not exist. The Adobe software is unreliable and unstable. The downloader has a link to log in, which doesn't work. It would seem that I will need to create my own profiles, which means obtaining calibration targets [$$$], taking precise photos of them, and using yet another Adobe application, lens profile creator. For what? Why, should I? Your link suggests that I should not have to jump through hoops.
Lightroom is not the "total solution" that it has been claimed to be. I cannot edit photos with it, for example. Please, do not sell me on the cloud. NO THIANKS, thank you. I have no wish to do photo editing on a smartphone, or a tablet. Don't ask me what I think of the idea of photo editing on those small screens. Would I be correct to conclude that I need Elements to edit photos?
"Are any of the lens profiles you are looking for missing from this list?"
So now we know that you're seeing only a short list of profiles for Sigma lenses. The answer is simple and so is the solution. Lens profiles are specific to file types camera raw and camera JPEG. The two profiles have to be different because a JPEG file is already toned in-camera and some cameras "automatically" apply vignetting and distortion correct in-camera to the JPEG file. When importing raw file format images all of the lens profiles will be available. Adobe creates far fewer JPEG lens profiles since most people shoot raw file format.
What camera model are you using?
I don't know why your answer is marked correct. It doesn't answer my questions.
I don't know either....it wasn't me who did it!