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Subject: [Leica] ACR 4.5 - sample custom M8 profile
From: hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Sun Aug 3 16:31:04 2008
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Steve, I haven't been to the forum on this as yet. I didn't know about the
profile editor either. It's a very interesting and on topic umm topic
though. My understanding of the Adobe Raw Converter with PS (and LR) was
that individual profiles were not used in the same way as with Capture One,
for example. Jeff Schewe and Bruce Fraser's book Real World Camera Raw
explains that Thomas Knoll created two profiles for each supported camera
type shooting the GretagMacbeth (x-rite) Colorchecker target under D65 and
another light source. I noticed that generic profile for the M8 was updated
with ACR 4.4. They then go on to say that you can apply variations to that
with the Calibrate controls.

But I'd understood that specific profiles were only accurate for one
specific light condition and camera????
I have Capture One 4 as well. I must learn more on this. Thanks for raising
it here and be sure to post pictures or thoughts.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Steve Unsworth
Sent: Monday, 4 August 2008 03:00
To: LUG Group
Subject: [Leica] ACR 4.5 - sample custom M8 profile

A guy on the LUF has created a custom profile for the M8 using the new Adobe
profile editor. You can find it here...


Open the profile in the profile editor and then hit 'Export profile'. The
profile should be available the next time you start Lightroom/CS3.

There's a thread with some same images here - but you'll need to be logged
in to see the photos...


The profile seems to improve skin tones IMHO. It's early days, but I expect
more profiles to become available before too long.


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