Camera Calibration


What is up with Adobe’s understanding of my camera?

Have you ever noticed that your photo did not quite look like you shot it, once you imported the raw, here is why! Every camera sensor is different, and adobe do not understand your camera’s sensor. With a few but very important settings, you can get so much more benefit from your camera. I would argue that this setting is the very first thing you should do when importing your raw photo.

At first when you import your photo Adobe, by default chooses Adobe Standard, from there we can make all sorts of settings, but why, we made all these fine settings on our camera and really liked the picture some 95% to be just we shoot it. Dropping down the Camera profile list you will see that Camera Clear, deep, Landscape starts to appear… these are standard settings for digital cameras, and even though they are great, but it can become a lot better. Looks what happens when I import the setting for my particular camera.

How to find and install your Sony Camera’s profile.

Go to piraccini wonderful website, and download and unzip the profile files for your camera

For windows: Copy the unzipped files to “C:\Users\ yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles”. If you got difficulties finding that folder, then its because the folder structure is hidden. Unhide.. files and folders under folder settings.!

For Mac: I had a little problem locating the folder where to place the camera profiles. The reason was that the folder is well hidden. Open your browser

Press crtl+cmd+g and open “Library” it will open the hidden structure.. now it should be easy to navigate to “HD/users/yourusername/LibraryApplicationSupport/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfile”

It is possibly similar with another camera but you will have to find the resources yourselfJ.




What is the effect?

I was out shooting Kaløvig one of these days, there was a lot of haze in the air, and the image was not turning out crystal clear. Still the image should show the difference in the settings.

Do not forget to do your lens corrections

6 thoughts on “Camera Calibration

  1. A number of people has asked me about DCP’s for Nikon and Canon. I have not testet these myself, but the ones at lightroomkilltertips seems to fit the bill

  2. Nikon D810.

    The new profiles appear in the Camera Calibration panel, in the Profile pop-up menu. That the new profiles have the suffix “v2 beta”. As with the original profiles, these profiles are only available when processing raw (.NEF) images from the Nikon D810.

  3. Advanced profiles are available for the following cameras:

    Canon EOS 1000D
    Canon EOS 400D
    Canon EOS 40D
    Canon EOS 450D
    Canon EOS 500D
    Canon EOS 50D
    Canon EOS 550D
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 600D
    Canon EOS 60D
    Canon EOS 7D
    Canon EOS-1D Mark III
    Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
    Canon PowerShot G10
    Canon PowerShot G11
    Canon PowerShot S90
    Canon PowerShot S100
    Nikon 1 J1
    Nikon 1 V1
    Nikon D200
    Nikon D2Xs
    Nikon D3
    Nikon D300
    Nikon D3000
    Nikon D300S
    Nikon D3100
    Nikon D3S
    Nikon D3X
    Nikon D40
    Nikon D40X
    Nikon D5000
    Nikon D5100
    Nikon D60
    Nikon D700
    Nikon D7000
    Nikon D80
    Nikon D90
    Olympus E-3
    Olympus E-30
    Olympus E-410
    Olympus E-420
    Olympus E-5
    Olympus E-510
    Olympus E-520
    Olympus E-620
    Olympus E-P2
    Olympus E-P3
    Olympus E-PL1
    Olympus E-PL2
    Olympus E-PM1
    Olympus XZ-1
    PENTAX 645D
    PENTAX K-5
    PENTAX K-7
    PENTAX K-r
    PENTAX K-x
    PENTAX K2000
    PENTAX K200D
    Panasonic DMC-G1
    Panasonic DMC-G2
    Panasonic DMC-G3
    Panasonic DMC-GF1
    Panasonic DMC-GF2
    Panasonic DMC-GF3
    Panasonic DMC-GH1
    Panasonic DMC-GH2
    Panasonic DMC-LX3
    Pentax K100D
    Sony DSLR-A200
    Sony DSLR-A230
    Sony DSLR-A290
    Sony DSLR-A330
    Sony DSLR-A350
    Sony DSLR-A380
    Sony DSLR-A390
    Sony DSLR-A500
    Sony DSLR-A550
    Sony DSLR-A560
    Sony DSLR-A580
    Sony DSLR-A700
    Sony DSLR-A850
    Sony DSLR-A900
    Sony NEX-3
    Sony NEX-5
    Sony NEX-5N
    Sony NEX-C3
    Sony SLT-A33
    Sony SLT-A35
    Sony SLT-A55V
    Sony SLT-A77

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