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Sat, Jan 25, 2020 3:59 AM

Lightroom Classic: Where are my legacy profiles?

I recently updated my computer, and after installing Lightroom (Classic, v9) and copying all my existing color profiles over, my "legacy profiles" are nowhere to be found. Those included the black & white versions of the "camera matching" profiles, but also black & white versions of profiles for my infrared camera, and other specialty profiles where "Adobe Monochrome" is not a good fit at all.

I can't find the legacy b&w profile versions anywhere on my old computer either (I still have it) so where are these profiles, please? I need them.

Alex.

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In the Profile Browser panel, click the + button and go to Manage Profiles and make sure they're all checked, as the Legacy ones will be unchecked by default.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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That was it. Thank you, Victoria!

Has this always been the default though? I don't recall ever having to make the legacy profiles visible first on my old machine. When the profile system was changed, they were simply there... if I remember correctly. :P

Also, since they're not on disk, does LR/ACR create these profiles "on the fly?"

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You remembered correctly, they were visible by default for 7.3/7.4. 7.5 (August 2018) is when the legacy ones got hidden by default.

And yes, the B&W versions of color profiles are indeed created as needed, they don't actually exist on disc.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Thanks for the confirmation, Victoria. Glad to hear I'm not losing my mind. ;-)