Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sony (and Minolta) color profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom - UPDATED 2015/10/17

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 standard profiles are accurate only for the A700, the A850, the A900, the A55V, the NEX-5, the NEX-5N, the RX100 and the RX100M2 (where I've photographed the color table with the corresponding camera), for the other cameras I've just used the best matching one.

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"


NEW October 10, 2015
  • Sony ILCE-5100, DSC-RX10M2, DSC-RX100M4 new color profiles
  • Fixed SLT-A77 and ILCA-A77M2 (note that Sony has moved the name from SLT to ILCA in the last A77M2, I hope that the next Alpha mount camera will be a mirrorless without the translucent mirror)