Adobe Releases Camera Calibration Profiles for the Panasonic LX100/Leica D-Lux (typ 109)

Camera Calibration Profiles menu in Adobe LightroomI’ve finally gotten around to playing with the raw files out of the Panasonic LX100 I bought last week, and was disappointed yesterday to find that only the Adobe Standard calibration profile exists, and it’s pretty flat and yucky looking. I haven’t played yet enough to know how faithful it is, but there’s also a pretty strong hue shift in the reds vs the out of camera JPEGs, and I don’t love it.

Well, in hopes of getting myself a better jumping off point, I bought the Huelight LX100 profiles from yesterday. I installed them this morning right after an Adobe Camera Raw update that seems to have come out last night, and suddenly I seem to have a whole lot more profiles in that menu than I did before!
I haven’t had any time to play, but at first glance, the Camera Standard profile is quite faithful to the default out-of-camera JPEGs – at least as faithful as the Can0n 70D Camera Standard profile is to that camera’s on-board default processing, which is what I’m used to. I’ll have to see if this is true for a few more shots, but if so, I’m totally prepared to start shooting raw only!

If you’ve been looking for better baseline raw rendering from the LX100, have a look at your updates and see if these have landed for you also, then let me know in the comments.

LX100 calibration profiles open in Explorer
New profiles, where they live on disk

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