Adobe Introduces 46 New Profiles To Lightroom And Camera Raw In Latest Update
In this April update to its cloud-based Lightroom CC, desktop-optimized photo app Lightroom Classic CC, and Camera Raw, Adobe focuses largely on Profiles, which are used to render photographs by transforming raw camera data into the colors and tones that your eyes see. Three main updates are involved:
First, for Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Profiles have been moved from the Camera Calibration panel to the Basic panel. Profiles have been added to the top of the edit panel for Lightroom CC on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and ChromeOS.
Second, Adobe is introducing six brand-new Profiles to Adobe Raw, as well as 40 Creative Profiles for raw and non-raw images.
Third, an all-new Profile browser will help you efficiently compare and choose the best Profile for your image. Camera Matching Profiles are also available in Lightroom CC through this update.
Six new Adobe Raw Profiles
These new additions will complement the Adobe Standard—formerly the lone Adobe Raw Profile available for ACR and Lightroom Classic—and are accessible in ACR, Lightroom Classic, as well as Lightroom CC on iOS, Android, and ChromeOS.
Adobe explains, “All of the Adobe Raw profiles, from Adobe Standard to the six new profiles, were created with the intention of providing a unified look and feel, regardless of which camera was used.”
“This can be incredibly helpful when upgrading from one camera to another (you won’t have to spend a ton of time figuring out how to make your new photos match your personal style) or if you’re using multiple cameras for the same shoot, you won’t have to worry about some photos looking totally different from the others.”
The six Adobe Raw Profiles include:
1) Adobe Color: enhances the look and rendering of warm tones, enriches the transitions between particular color ranges, and mildly increases the beginning contrast of the images.
“Since Adobe Color is the new default (but only for newly imported photos), it was designed to work on the widest range of photos and ensures that regardless of the subject, your photo will look great,” explains Adobe.
2) Adobe Monochrome: a recommended starting point for black-and-white photographs that leads to improved tonal separation and contrast, as compared to photos that began with the Adobe Standard before being transformed into black-and-white.
3) Adobe Portrait: developed for all skin tones, this Profile offers increased control and improved reproduction of skin tones.
4) Adobe Landscape: specially designed for outdoor scenes, the Profile builds more energetic skies and foliage tones.
5) Adobe Neutral: useful for images that have difficult tonal ranges, as it offers a starting point with a low amount of contrast.
6) Adobe Vivid: provides a punchy, saturated starting point.
40 New Creative Profiles
Now, Adobe offers you a greater variety of aesthetics that exude a certain vibe with its expanded Creative Profiles. The 40 additions are categorized into four main groups—‘Artistic’, ‘Black & White’, ‘Modern’, and ‘Vintage’—that can be applied to both raw and non-raw photos.
Users receive greater control through the 3D Lookup Table (LUT) that can be added to a Profile. Each Profile also has a quantity slider to increase or decrease the respective Profile’s effect according to personal preference.
Discover how to use Profiles in ACR, Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic via the videos below.
The Power of Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw
The Power of Profiles in Lightroom CC
The Power of Profiles in Lightroom Classic CC