With ON1 PHOTO RAW 2020 you can now create and install custom camera profiles.
You can create your own camera profiles and import them into Photo RAW, so that they are usable within the Tone & Color panel.
Custom camera profiles can help improve the fidelity of color reproduction in your photos, and for some photographers, this can be a useful tool..
To do so, you’ll require a color profiling tool and software that creates the profile.
ON1 worked with X-Rite Inc. during the development process to create a workflow that helps ease this process and ensure consistent results when building camera profiles.
In addition to ON1 Photo RAW 2020, you’ll need a reference target, such as one of the ColorChecker series, and X-Rite’s ColorChecker Camera Calibration app.
The process for creating a custom profile is as follows:
Turn off automatic white balance on your camera; set it to the lighting conditions—daylight, tungsten, flash, fluorescent—in which you are shooting the target.
Placing the color reference target in the center of your scene, take a photo.
Open the photo in Photo RAW’s Develop tab.
In the Camera Profile section of the Tone & Color panel, choose the Linear Raw profile from the pop-up.
Click on the dropper icon in the Color section of the Tone & Color panel, and click on one of the light gray patches in the target.
This will neutralize the image. Using the Export feature of ON1 PHOTO RAW 2020 , export your photo as a TIFF, selecting the Camera Calibration color space from the pop-up under the file type option.
Using X-Rite’s ColorChecker Camera Calibration software, open the exported TIFF file; if the app can find and align the target, click the Create Profile button, and save the exported profile
In Photo RAW, go to the Develop module with a photo created with the camera you profiled. In the Tone & Color panel, click on the Import Profile item in the Camera Profile pop-up menu. Find the exported profile and choose Open.
Your profile is now installed.