C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\Camera is where they belong for both ACR and Lightroom.
Hi and thanks for your reply.
So when I create my dcp file I would just have to save it in the folder belonging to the camera I want to profile, and Lightroom and ACR will recoginze the dcp file and show it as a new profile. Right?
By the way, would you know where to download profiles for major camera makers, such as Nikon or Canon?
All camera profiles go into that folder and LR loads the appropriate profiles in the Calibration area based on the camera it detects you're working with.
I don't know where you'd get profiles from either Canon or Nikon (it's not like they support DNG or wish to aid Adobe). So you can build your own pretty easily if you have a 24 patch MacBeth target. More info:
Everything you thought you wanted to know about DNG camera profiles:
All about In this 30 minute video, we’ll look into the creation and use of DNG camera profiles in three raw converters. The video covers:
What are DNG camera profiles, how do they differ from ICC camera profiles.
Misconceptions about DNG camera profiles.
Just when, and why do you need to build custom DNG camera profiles?
How to build custom DNG camera profiles using the X-rite Passport software.
The role of various illuminants on camera sensors and DNG camera profiles.
Dual Illuminant DNG camera profiles.
Examples of usage of DNG camera profiles in Lightroom, ACR, and Iridient Developer.
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High Rez (download):
Hello and thanks for your replies, amazing information you have me, thanks a lot.
By the way, I've seen in the DNG Profile Editor that you can shoot a chart with your camera and calibrate it.
The process would be the same as for a picture?
I would just shoot the chart...
Save the file in DNG format
Open it in DNG profile editor...
and then I use the color picker to grab those colors I want to modify, I alter them, and them I save the profile?
Is that basically the process?
When you use a CC chart, you use the special Chart tab and actually have the DNGPE compute a camera profile based on the color numbers in the raw file vs the known standard colors of the chart, so normally you just take it’s result and use that as your camera profile, as something that represents more perfectly how your camera in whatever lighting you did the shot the actual colors of the scene. People use a shot of the CC at the beginning of a model shoot in studio lighting to match the studio lights perfectly.
The procedure for how to use a CC chart wih the DNGPE starts on page 10 of this Adobe PDF:
Here is a PetaPixel article that describes the process:
Here’s a YouTube video:
Thanks a lot everyone for the amazing information and replies.
I confirm what DdeGannes suggested me...
The folder where the DCP files generated by Adobe DNG profile editor must be stored, is the following:
There you will find only an Index.dat file and no folders at all... this seems to be confussing... however, you just have to place the DCP file generated by the Adobe DNG profile editor, inside the above mentioned path... and Lightroom will be able to see the profile, everytime you load a picture that was taken with the camera for what you made the profile.
- So the process is you take a picture with your camera, Let's say Nikon D5300
- You open it in Lightroom 6
- You export it to DNG
- You open it with the Adobe DNG profile editor
- You use the color picker to grab those colors you want to change
- You do also the ulterior modifications you want, color curve, etc.
- Now you export the profile, going to File... Export...
- You are asked to save the profile
- You type a disctinctive name for it and you save it as a DCP file
- Now you move that file or just copy and past it to...
- You open Lightroom 6
- And now all pictures taken with a Nikon D5300 will be able to see its standard profiles and also the profile you have created
- Now you are free to apply the custom profile you created to your pictures
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