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Adobe Releases a Major Update to Camera Profiles in ACR and Lightroom

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Adobe released a major update to Camera Profiles (known as “Profiles”) in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and both versions of Lightroom Mobile. The update brings six new Adobe RAW profiles, over 40 new Creative profiles, a new profile browser, and a bunch of new features and feature enhancements across both mobile and desktop.

Adobe Lightroom Classic 7.2 adds supports for the newly announced Sony A7 IIIPanasonic GX9Panasonic ZS200 and Canon EOS M50 cameras.

Adobe Releases a Massive Update to Camera Profiles in ACR and Lightroom

The most important change is about the Camera Profiles has now been renamed to “Profiles”. In Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic CC, Profiles have been moved from the Camera Calibration panel into the Basics panel.

Previously, the only Adobe RAW profile you had was Adobe Standard. Now, you’ve got six more to choose from:

  • Adobe Color was designed to greatly improve the look and rendering of warm tones, improving the transitions between certain color ranges, and slightly increasing the starting contrast of your photos. 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.
  • Adobe Monochrome has been carefully tuned to be a great starting point for any black and white photograph, resulting in better tonal separation and contrast than photos that started off in Adobe Standard and were converted into black and white.
  • Adobe Portrait is optimized for all skin tones, providing more control and better reproduction of skin tones. With less contrast and saturation applied to skin tones throughout the photo, you get more control and precision for critical portraiture.
  • Adobe Landscape, as the name implies, was designed for landscape photos, with more vibrant skies and foliage tones.
  • Adobe Neutral provides a starting point with a very low amount of contrast, useful for photos where you want the most control or that have very difficult tonal ranges.
  • Adobe Vivid provides a punchy, saturated starting point.

Videos about the new profiles in Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera RAW:

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