HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM PROFILES:
Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera RAW, or ACR as it is known, have all just received a major update as of this writing (April 3, 2018) and I am extremely excited about it. Sometimes we ask for things until we are blue in the face, and then Adobe gives us something better than what we wanted…. I have been asking for relative presets and a preset fade slider (to control the amount of the effect added by the Lightroom Develop Preset) but it never felt like it would happen. Well, today, with the advent of the new Profile browser, this functionality has not only been introduced, but it’s even better than I was hoping for in the Presets area.
Adobe has just taken the least interesting and least used tool in the develop module and made it a very useful tool in creating style in our images. But because a “Profile” is not adjusting the position of ANY of the Develop Sliders, it is even more powerful. With the profile tool’s advancements, we now have the ability to adjust individual sliders in the develop module, add a preset for the complicated and time consuming additional develop panels outside the basics and then, after (or before) all of that, we can add a profile that will simply add itself on top of everything. A profile is an independent setting that works behind the scenes and alters the underlying colors in the image itself. It does this with the use of LUTs or Look Up Tables. These can be made in Photoshop, or through third party software. The LUT is then brought back into ACR to be added into ACR to help complete the color adjustments made in ACR. With the LUT’s color information and additional controls in Adobe Camera RAW, a “Profile” is created and saved within Adobe Camera RAW. Organization is also accomplished in ACR with a very powerful naming tool.
A Lightroom Profile used to be used just to match camera types, or film types, or even to get the color right with a particular flash. Now, profiles allow the everyday user to create their own profiles and to purchase, download and share profiles with friends. And because these powerful new profiles do not adjust any slider positions in the develop module, profiles and presets can now be used in tandem with one another, adding on where the other tool left off.
There is nothing like a new tool to get your creative juices flowing. Learn how to install Lightroom Profiles now and even download a few free presets here. Don’t forget, you will need to install the newest version of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera RAW to gain access to this amazing new tool. Go to your Adobe Creative Cloud and download the latest version of your software. If you choose to go to my website to download your own free profiles, make sure to keep good notes about your email and password. If you ever need to reload these presets into your computer, you can re-download them from the website.
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