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Nikon D810

ACR/Lightroom Camera Profile for Raw Conversion (Nikon D810)

The Adobe Camera Raw engine is shared by both Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, so the ideas here apply equally to both. Other raw converters also offer camera profile variants.

When converting using Adobe Camera Raw, the choice of camera profile can exert a large influence on color and contrast.

Found under the Camera Calibration area in the Photoshop CC raw conversion dialog, the menu at right shows various camera profiles, with Adobe Standard being what Adobe offers, the other profiles corresponding to the styles offered by the camera vendor*. Most cameras have at least one alternative: Camera Embedded, and some have more than that. Still others offer nothing but Adobe Standard.

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Variants AdobeStandard, CameraStandard, CameraLandscape, CameraVivid, CameraPortrait, CameraNeutral, CameraFlat, CameraMonochrome available in full article

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