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.