Lightroom camera profile

Started Aug 11, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Lightroom camera profile
Aug 11, 2010

I am trying to figure out what exactly the "camera profile" feature in Lightroom does and if my D60 is supported.

All I could find on the web were old news like this:

I am not sure all this got integrated into the latest Lightroom 3 or not.

To my understanding, "camera profile" is built for each camera by Adobe, reverse-engineering Nikon's process, so that Lightroom can mimic Nikon's out-of-camera jpeg as close as possible from RAW files. Therefore, loading a RAW file and applying the corresponding camera profile in Lightroom will give a similar look as a jpeg directly from camera.

I would really love to have this feature, because the reason that currently prevents me from using RAW is that, I prefer out-of-camera jpeg look as a starting point for post-processing, and it just takes so much time to just get the RAW close to out-of-camera jpeg.

Now, what is not clear is the list of cameras that are supported. I couldn't find it on the web. I just went ahead and applied a camera standard setting, which was just there in Lightroom 3, to a RAW file taken from my D60, but it did NOT look like the out-of-camera jpeg. I may be doing something wrong but I'm not sure.

Can someone clarify this for me?


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