Craft your own RAW recipes: How to create your own profiles in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom

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posted Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:00 AM EST

 
 

Profiles have been a part of Adobe editing software for a long time, although they haven't always been easy to find. Now, with the latest updates to Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom, profiles have a more prominent role in the software. Blake Rudis of f64 Academy takes a look at profiles in his latest video, seen below, and shows off how powerful profiles can be.

Being able to craft your own profiles for genre-specific images is a very useful tool. To ensure we're all on the same page, it's important to understand the distinction between presets and profiles. Presets are different looks you can give your images. Profiles, on the other hand, are different ways for Adobe software to interpret your RAW files. You see the results of a profile before you even start editing your RAW images. Put another way, it changes the "before" image rather than the "after" image.

(Via f64 Academy