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340 Points

Fri, Apr 6, 2018 10:17 PM

Not a problem

Lightroom Mobile: Missing Camera Profile warning on mobile

Until recently I've been using Lightroom CC and established an almost flawless mobile workflow - I set up a collection with some of my favorite adjusted VSCO looks on a sample picture - I could then just copy those develop settings in LR mobile and paste them onto RAWs which I imported on the go with a card reader to my iPad / iPhone. (This was the workaround for not having my develop presets from my PC available in LR mobile).

Now yesterday I upgraded my library to Lightroom Classic CC - and: BANG - In LR mobile I now get errors all over my VSCO look pictures claiming they would be missing the camera profile. The point is: It worked perfectly until I switched my library to Lightroom Classic CC. My mobile workflow I loved now is burning in flames, since I neither can edit any of my already developed pictures in my collections, since pretty much everyone of them has a VSCO look on them, nor can I copy develop settings from my look-samples.

Will this be fixed? How can such a big backlash happen, rendering my whole library pretty much unusable on LR mobile? 

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Champion

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

2 years ago

The warning is new, but the problem of missing profiles is not. Third party camera profiles have never synced to mobile, so they were just silently failing before. Now it's warning you that the result won't be identical to the desktop where your profiles are installed, so you can make an informed decision. 

5 Messages

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200 Points

Unfortunately, its more than just a warning. This new update removes the VSCO profile from your photo completely, when you try to edit on mobile. Before it would do no such thing and you could edit freely on mobile, after adding the present on desktop.

Champion

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102.2K Points

Ok, let me just understand... so previously, it silently failed on mobile, so you edited the photo and it looked one way on mobile, then when you opened the photo on desktop, it silently applied the correct profile again, plus your edits that you'd done on mobile, except now they look different to how they did on mobile because the VSCO profile is being applied again now. Is that an improvement over the predictable result now? Or were you simply applying a preset on mobile and guessing what it would look like?

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112 Points

If I open the the photo after I developed in Lightroom for mobile the profil changed into adobe standard in lightroom classic. I’m really disappointed about that.

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112 Points

Thanks all for the reply of my questions
Best regards
Roland

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200 Points

I was under the impression it wouldn’t fail at all. I’d add the preset on desktop, then make changes to only exposure, contrast, selections etc on my iPad. Again, I’d add the preset on my laptop, open lighroom on my iPad, see that the preset has been added to a photo and the changes have been synced to all my devices, and begin tuning in my iPad.

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200 Points

2 years ago

Same here, Mow. This update has completely uprooted my workflow, which was the same as yours.

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112 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Camera profile created with ColorChecker is missing.



The problem is that I edit images with a profile assigned, which was created with ColorChecker. When I open the image in Lightroom for mobile iPad, he does not find the profile and just knows the Adobe standard profile.

Champion

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3K Messages

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55.6K Points

Nothing has changed. You never could edit images on the iPad with a custom profile without losing that profile. The only difference is that now you are warned about that.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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60 Points

2 years ago

Just want to chime in and add my voice here - also having the same problem, and the workflow I've been using (basic/quick edits on my desktop, finishing touches on my iPad during my train commute to/from work, and then exporting on my desktop) is broken, since it resets the profiles whenever I touch an already-edited photo on my tablet.

Oddly, I have ONE single profile from my desktop (160S - F from VSCO 7) that is somehow available in the profiles tab on my iPad, but no others.

8 Messages

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154 Points

2 years ago

And I'll add my vote too - Adobe, please add support for custom profiles to the mobile version!
And I'm not sure that this has been happening all along. I've edited many photos with custom profiles on my phone, without the profile changing when I looked at the image back in Lightroom Classic.

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62 Points

2 years ago

Agreed- this is the ONE feature I need most from Mobile CC. Without it, it makes this app useless to me as I have my presets built for how I like to process my images. What's the point of being mobile if I have to rebuild it every time ....

Adobe you are so innovative- PLEASE add / fix this. This would make your programs my default choice! (Due to the inability to save presets, I'm using Darkroom on my iPhone and iPad to speed up my workflow / post processing.)

Champion

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

2 years ago

As of today's releases, you can now sync camera-specific profiles to your mobile devices. The trick is to install the Lightroom CC desktop apps and import the profiles, which will then sync up to the cloud, making them available on your mobile devices. Lightroom Classic does NOT sync these profiles up to the cloud on its own.

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340 Points

Wow, this is exciting news. Glad to see you guys react on my feedback! I will test this out as soon as possible and let you now if any problems or questions to the implementation of the profile-synchronization persist.

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92 Points

Will Adobe include this feature in Lightroom Classic CC as well? Or is this a step to force people to use Lightroom CC?

163 Messages

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2.7K Points

 You can have both installed.

Champion

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

Since Adobe announced they won't be adding new sync functionality to LR Classic, it seems unlikely they'll add syncing profiles/presets. I did a tutorial that might help you though: How do I sync my Lightroom Classic profiles & presets to the Lightroom CC mobile apps?

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92 Points

That is an announcement I’ve missed. Bad and disappointing news. Killing Lightroom Classic is a fatal decision.

1 Message

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60 Points

2 years ago

You can do better adobe :(

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96 Points

a year ago

After months of waiting, it looks like adding custom user profiles (or importing the ones created in LR CC) in LR CC mobile is still broken? Editing a raw photo synced in LR mobile still alerts "Missing Profile" to a photo that isn't available on the mobile device. Seems like an easy fix, allow importing custom profiles in the tab.

Any update Adobe? Also where is PS for the iPad?

Champion

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102.2K Points

I've just reported the missing profile warning with some standard Adobe profiles too, so I do suspect mobile isn't downloading properly.

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502 Points

Is this still occurring? I have noticed that Lightroom CC is no longer syncing my user profiles to Lightroom mobile or web.

Champion

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102.2K Points

I deleted the mobile app and reinstalled and it's been perfect ever since. But it sounds like yours is in the opposite direction, with them not uploading from the desktop?

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502 Points

I followed the recommendation in another forum to delete all synced data from within Lightroom Classic CC. This process worked and my custom profiles are again being synced to the cloud. The unfortunate downside is that all of my synced collections in Lightroom Classic CC were emptied. I should have "un-synced" those collections before deleting the synced data.

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96 Points

Finally got some time to test again. Followed Jeff's recommendation to delete all synced data from within Lightroom Classic. Still I have no custom profiles or "develop profiles" are being synced.

Also trying the browser version for LR Classic:LR And its missing the missing custom profiles or "develop profiles".

Also confirmed missing profiles on Lightroom for iPad (4.3.0 3AF9D1).

Note to Adobe: standard profiles such as "Adobe", "B&W", "Vintage" are synced but not the custom ones I created.

88 Messages

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1.8K Points

a year ago

To me, this problem is still not solved. I have tried third party profiles from several suppliers. Some work, and some don't. The profiles that sync properly are of the more simple, non camera specific type (Prolost and TCP). These get automatically organized in their own folders in LR Classic and CC. 

The profiles that won't sync includes camera profiles (VSCO and RNI). In LR Classic and CC they are not organized in their own folders. The color profiles are just stored in the Profiles folder, and the B&W profiles are located in the Legacy folder. In my mobile app the Legacy folder don't even exists. 

I don't know if this is just a coincidence, but it seems that the sync problems are connected to the camera profiles in some way. I love these profiles very much, so I really hope it exists a solution that will work for me too!

Champion

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102.2K Points

This is a different issue from the original post

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom iOS: Legacy profiles unavailable for selection

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60 Points

a year ago

I'm really struggling with this currently. I use Adobe Standard on my desktop in CC and on my iPhone it works flawlessly.  If I open the iPad app it gives me this same warning saying the camera profile is missing and that it will be converted to Adobe Standard V2 which is horrible in comparison and drastically cools my WB making anything I try to tweak on my iPad not consistent with any of my other photos.  I have no idea why it's working fine on my iPhone but the iPad mobile lightroom doesn't support Adobe Standard.  Is there a way to sync that to my mobile iPad app? It's obviously not a custom profile so I'm at a loss as to what to do here.  

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342 Points

a year ago

Still happens, and not with custom profiles, but with built in camera matching ones. Sony RX100 VII camera matching profiles are not synced from desktop LR and LR Classic to mobile. Time to fix it, Adobe!

8 Messages

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132 Points

5 months ago

I can't believe it's been 2 years since first reported and this issue is still present. 
Personally, I have 2 problems with Camera Profiles:
1) the Camera Profile of my Hasselblad X1D shows as missing in mobile apps when the files have been imported via the desktop app. The most annoying part about this is there's a big popup appearing when editing every single photo and I have to press continue on each and every single one. Terrible! 
2) some Camera Profiles just don't show in my mobile apps, but they do in the Mac desktop app. They are created from LUTs into ACR and work fine in LR Classic. 

Champion

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3K Messages

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55.6K Points

First you say 'the desktop app', but later you say 'work fine in LR Classic'. Camera profiles do not get synced automatically from Lightroom Classic (or Camera Raw) to the mobile apps. You have to do this by adding them to Lightroom desktop manually.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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132 Points

Read it again. Everything I've written is correct. The topic is about LR CC so the deaktop app corresponds to this.
I've mentioned LR Classic for information - all profiles work fine there. I have imported them into LR CC and they appear in LR CC desktop app. They don't appear in LR mobile iOS apps.

8 Messages

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132 Points

Blame Adobe for this stupid naming strategy. Misunderstandings are totally normal.

Champion

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3K Messages

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55.6K Points

If this is about Lightroom desktop, then adding that it works in Lightroom Classic is not only irrelevant, it suggests that you may be confused about the two versions. I use custom profiles made with LUTs as well, and they sync fine to my mobile apps.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

8 Messages

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132 Points

Your posts are not helping in any way. Are you just bored right now and wonder where to post just for the sake of it? 
From all I've written in my first post, you grabbed and stick with only the last word. Too bad I can't edit it, so you can sleep tight. If you can help in any way, go ahead and respond. If not, just don't.

These are bugs and problems, present in the app Lightroom (cc/mobile), not Lightroom Classic (!), for 2 years now and haven't been fixed. Any response from Adobe would be appreciated. 

939 Messages

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15.9K Points

5 months ago

Adding my voice to the issue. Please fix this bug, Adobe :( 


Champion

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2.1K Messages

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36.4K Points

5 months ago

Did you try syncing the profile(s) using LR Desktop as outlined at the below link?

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/sync-presets-profiles-lightroom-classic-mobile/

939 Messages

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15.9K Points

I don’t use cloudy...

Champion

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2.1K Messages

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36.4K Points

Antoine, that's the only way to make your profiles and presets available in the LR Desktop, Mobile and Web ecosystem. It's not likely Adobe will make changes to LR Classic to eliminate that requirement.
Currently I only use LR Desktop for test purposes, but I do use LR Mobile and Web apps for sharing LR Classic synced collections.

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15.9K Points

Thanks for the explanation, Todd, I appreciate it.

I’ll just leave it be. I’m sick of encountering bugs “by design”, reporting bugs and not seeing them solved, suggesting improvements, reporting UI errors, ... and not see ANY improvement. It’s just not worth the energy. I’m thinking of not renewing my subscription when it ends.

By the way, On1 has announced 360! I’ll have a look at their approach!