Video – Calibration Profiles and Presets


Last week, I posted some of my Lightroom presets for the camera profiles that you find in the Camera Calibration panel in Lightroom. After I started reading through the questions and comments I realized that a lot of people didn’t know one of the huge benefits of using presets for the camera profiles. See, the presets I gave out, were simply just shortcuts to the settings in the Calibration panel, rather than my own recipe of settings put together (which is what the presets I usually give away are). So I figured I’d do a quick video to show you a couple of ways that having presets for these profiles helps out. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

(Don’t forget you can right-click on the video to toggle a full-screen view)

Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks a lor Matt, I needed this explanation, and now I guess I’ll use those presets a lot !

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  2. Just wanted to drop in a say that I love Camera Standard for my D800 :) Vivid is a little too hot, neutral doesn’t really do much at all, I don’t shoot landscapes and I tend to prefer Standard over Portraits even for portraits.

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  3. Hi Matt,
    I’m from Germany and a big fan of you articles, videos and comments. Sadly, the videos on your blog can not be opened on the iPad!
    Do you plan to change this in future?

    Thanks
    Markus

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  4. I can’t play the video on Chrome…. Firefox and IE are OK.
    Any idea?

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  5. HI Matt,

    How about another follow up video on this.
    I saw a comment in the same one’s you are referring to where someone asked for you to show how you make a calibration preset. So I was hoping you could actually show what sliders and move them around so that maybe we can all make tweeks and create our own calibration presets for cameras other than Nikon or Canon.

    I even have an idea I want to try but need more info on what sliders you move.

    Also how come all the color sliders under are still zero’d out if those are the ones you move around, or did I not understand clear enough when you said you move those around?

    Ron

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  6. It is my birthday to day and you gave me a treat. These presets will be helpful

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  7. What am I missing here? I don’t see a link to the video. Tried 3 browsers (Windows 7).

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  8. Matt, I am new to lightroom just got LM 4, I jumped right in no knowing anything an ended with hundreds of photos everywhere. now I have “?” on all of the photos and
    off line or missing when I try to call them. I’d like to clear LM and start over Can you help?

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  9. cant wait for a socal date….

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