I am experimenting with the beta 2 profiles and the Profile Editor. Currently,I use up-to-date CS3 and Lightroom 2, with CS4 in the mail. After individually applying vaious beta 2 profiles to an original DNG unaltered image of a stream taken in Colorado,the result was not as vivid in color as I remembered when taking the original.
I then took a profile (made in the Adobe PE) of a MacBeth Color Checker taken from a captured image in Arizona sunlight. The Macbeth color checker preset (in AZ sunlight) clearly improved the color rendition of the Colorado image much better,even thought the lighting environment of the two images were not the same.
Is it possible to predict an outcome such as this? I did not have a Color Checker image of the Colorado stream.