Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sony (and Minolta) color profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom - UPDATED 2018/07/29

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I've created new Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom color profiles (standard, faithful, landscape, leica, portrait, neutral, positive film, skin tone darker, skin tone lighter, vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red e vivid) for every Sony (and Minolta) interchangeable lens cameras:
I've photographed, under the direct sunlight, a 24 color GretagMacbeth / X-Rite table, then, after converting the RAW to DNG, I've created the standard color profiles with Adobe DNG Profile Editor. Starting from the standard profile and using as reference the "non standard" Nikon, Canon and Leica's profiles, I've created the creative profiles.

The profile files must be saved under the following folder (be aware that it could be hidden):

Windows:
"C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles"

MAC OS:
"HD/users/yourusername/LibraryApplicationSupport/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfile"

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Recover real sensor image size

Working with DNGs in Lightroom gives you the ability to install an useful plugin to recover real image size as captured by the camera sensor.
When you have a good image with some cropped pixels on one edge, you could probably recover them with this plugin:
DNG Recover Edges

The plugin will work with any camera, for example:

The RX100 recovers 248.832 pixels, from 5472x3648 to 5504x3672 pixels.
The A900 recovers 226.304 pixels,  from 6048x4032 to 6080x4048 pixels.
The A99 recovers 272.768 pixels,  from 6000x4000 to 6032x4024 pixels.
The A6000 recovers 385.536 pixels, from 6000x4000 to 6048x4032 pixels
The A7M3 recovers 385.536 pixels, from 6000x4000 to 6048x4032 pixels

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunset on the dunes

Sony A900 - Zeiss 24-70/2.8 - 24mm - f/11- 1/5s - ISO 200
Vivid color profile

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sony RX-100 sample images

Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/500s - ISO 125
Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/160s - ISO 125
Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/160s - ISO 125

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sony DSC-RX100


I've just ordered from Amazon the RX100... I'm waiting for the new toy, then expect new cool profiles very soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Developing a vivid color photo

I'm processing some photos I took during a recent trip to Portoroz, Croazia, with the intention to give them a vivid look. The result you can obtain with Lightroom, simply applying the vivid color profile you can download in this blog, is so impressive I've decided to post a step by step example:


step 1 - Sony A900 Raw just imported in Lightroom

step 2 - Exposure, contrast and tonal adjustments

step 3 - Vivid color profile





Monday, March 19, 2012

Recover lost images from a damaged disk partition

I'm a paranoid with backups, but Murphy's law is always around the corner... so last evening my main storage (a raid1 nas) after a power failure became corrupt (windows prompts: "The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?") and I realized that some days ago I've sold my external usb drive, as my new usb3 drive was incoming by mail.

After testing many applications, I've found what has saved me:

TestDisk and PhotoRec

They are both free and often updated, TestDisk tries to recover the original file and folder structure, reconstructing the partition table, PhotoRec  analyzes the raw data, recognizing know file patters (including .arw, .dng, ect...), but loosing the original name and location.
You should first try TestDisk, running a whole disk surface scan, only in case it fails you can run PhotoRec.