Lightroom Tips

Tip – Removing Old Camera Profiles

This questions popped up a lot in the comments section yesterday, so I wanted to address it here in a post. The problem is that once you install Lightroom 2.2, it automatically adds the new profiles into the Camera Calibration panel right along with the old beta ones. They don’t actually harm anything but I was really glad to see I’m not the only one who just hated the clutter of having 20 profiles listed in there and half of them with the word “beta” next to them. Anyway, thanks to my friend and blog-reader Howard Ignatius for jumping in and posting the fix for everyone in the comment section. I’m going to post it here as well though.

To remove the profiles go to the following folder (based on your operation system) and delete anything with the word “Beta” in it’s title. Then restart Lightroom and all should be good in the world again.

Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles
(note: go to the Library folder for Macintosh HD, not your user account)

On Windows 2000 / XP: C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAdobeCameraRawCameraProfiles

On Windows Vista: C:ProgramDataAdobeCameraRawCameraProfiles

Hope this helps.