Custom Camera Profile not showing up in Lightroom Classic

Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018

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I created a DNG Camera profile (.dcp file) using the DNG Profile Editor and exported it.  It automatically goes to my desktop so I tried to figure out where it should go.  I found a previous response here from Nov. 2017 with this link showing where files should go:   https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-cc6-default-locations/

I have Windows 10 and it does not seem to have the same files listed in the link (Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles \). 

I did find where my camera profiles for my camera were located and copied the .dcp file to that and restarted Lightroom.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic CC\Resources\CameraProfiles\Camera\Canon EOS 60D

I still cannot see the custom camera profile I created in Lightroom.  Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018
There are two places for camera profiles. One place is where the default profiles are stored, the other place is where your custom profiles need to be stored. I think you chose the wrong place. I'm a Mac user myself, but I assume that C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles \ is still the correct place. If that folder doesn't exist on your system, then maybe you have to create it.

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Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018

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There are two places for camera profiles. One place is where the default profiles are stored, the other place is where your custom profiles need to be stored. I think you chose the wrong place. I'm a Mac user myself, but I assume that C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles \ is still the correct place. If that folder doesn't exist on your system, then maybe you have to create it.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018

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Thanks for you quick reply Johan - I just gave that a try and still nothing. 

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Mar 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018

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In that case you should check if you did not make a mistake when creating the profile. Try creating another one. BTW, the profile creator app should come up with the correct folder by itself when you save the profile.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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I just tried that again and still it wants to put it on my desktop.  Is there some setting in Lightroom that is preventing the file from being saved in the proper folder? 

Thanks for your suggestion - I'll try anything as this would very helpful in my infrared processing.

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Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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No, Lightroom is not involved in this at all. These profiles are originally Camera Raw profiles, so they can be used even when Lightroom is not installed on your system. That's why they must be installed in the CameraRaw folder, not in some Lightroom folder.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 24, 2018 Mar 24, 2018

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By the way: do realise that camera profiles are camera specific. If you use a Canon 5D mk II raw file, convert it to DNG and use this DNG as base for your profile, then this profile will only show when you have a Canon 5D mk II raw file selected. With any other camera, including any other Canon camera, it will not show.

The other point is that it's important to use Adobe DNG Converter to convert the raw image to DNG, or Lightroom. I just remembered about a similar problem, where somebody used third party software to do the conversion to DNG, and that failed to produce a proper profile.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 25, 2018 Mar 25, 2018

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I'm at a complete loss as to where the Camera Raw folder would be.  The only way I can access Camera Raw is through Photoshop.  I did make the dng files using the dng editor because at the time my version of of Photoshop would not read my CR2 files. Even just being able to access the profile through camera raw would help.

Thank you again for your help.

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Mar 25, 2018 Mar 25, 2018

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I'm talking about the folder in the path we already discussed. If you look at the path, you will notice that the parent folder is called 'CameraRaw'...

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Mar 26, 2018 Mar 26, 2018

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Thank you, I finally got it.  I went looking for the folders I had previously created and could not find them.  Windows 10 had hidden the files.  Once I went in and clicked show all and verified the file was where I wanted it.  I restarted and found it in my Camera Raw software.  I appreciate all your help.  Thanks!

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Apr 28, 2018 Apr 28, 2018

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oh jesus thank you.

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Try right clicking on the image > Metadata > Save Metadata.

This is what FINALLY worked for me!

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