How do I add lens profiles of existing canon lenses to LR5.7 ?

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My LR5.7 is missing lens profiles for
EF 50mm f1.8 STM
EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM II
EF 400mm f5.6L USM
EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM
Canon Powershot G16
How can I add these to my list of lens correction profiles?
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My guess is that these profiles appear to be missing because the current photo is not a raw photo when most profiles are only for raw, or less likely is that all these profiles were added since a year ago when LR 5.7 came out.

I say this because I see all these profiles on my computer under the LR 2015.3/6.3 Resources folder that appear to be what you're asking for other than the Powershot G16 which likely has built-in profiles that cannot be turned off (see here):
https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/m...

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM) - RAW.lcp
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM) - RAW.lcp
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM) - RAW.lcp
Canon EOS 50D (Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM) - RAW.lcp

If the current photo is actually a raw photo not a JPG, PSD or TIF, then you might try reinstalling LR 5.7, again, which should put back the profiles if they've accidentally been deleted.
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Thanks so much for your reply. Unfortunately all the photos that I am using are Raw files and my LR does not show these lenses in the list. I guess I can look into reloading my LR software although to be honest the concern would be that something might go wrong.
Thanks again for your help.
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I did go ahead and reload LR5.7.1 and I did pick up one lens profile ( EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM) the other lenses that I listed still do not appear.
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Check the link, above, and see if the lens profiles you want are in a newer version of LR.

If you're on Windows, you can also go to:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom\Resources\Lens Profiles\1.0\Canon

and see if the lens profile files are there or not.

I don't have LR 5 on my computer, anymore, to see what profiles were included with it.
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I did go to the folder that you specified and the profiles are not in the folder. While having these profiles is not make or break it would be nice to have them. I do understand that maybe the newer lenses would not have been available when LR5.7.1 released but the EF 400mm f5.6L USM has been around a long long time and it doesn't show up either. I don't pretend to be a computer whiz, so maybe I am missing something. Oh well like I said it is not make or break.
Thanks again for your time help.
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The way you can get new profiles into your older LR is by installing the latest version of the DNG Converter, then copying the individual LCP files from the Photoshop lens profile folder to a shared lens profile folder under your Users folders.

Download and install the DNG Converter 9.3, or whatever one is latest, from here:
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Once installed go to the Photoshop lens profiles folder:

C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\LensProfiles\1.0\Canon

and copy the individual .lcp files you need, to your Users subfolder for lens profiles:

C:\Users\*YourUserName*\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\LensProfiles\1.0\Downloaded

The ProgramData and AppData folders are hidden so you can either enable seeing hidden and system folders in the Explorer Folder Options or you can just type in those foldernames into the Explorer address bar and hit Enter then continue clicking down into the folder structure.
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This fix completely solved my problem. I did change my folder options to show hidden files -- should I change that back to hidden ? Everything else is working just great. Thanks again for all of your help.
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Showing the folders in Explorer doesn't change how the OS works, it just lets you see them, so it depends on whether you want to see them or not.

If you read further down this thread, you'll see that Simon Chen of Adobe said that installing the latest DNG Converter should be good enough to add the latest lens profiles to LR. I haven't had a chance to test this, myself. You could experiment by renaming the .lcp part of the files in the Users subfolder to something else, maybe .lll, then restart LR and see if it still sees the lens profiles, without there being any .lcp files in the Users subfolder.
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I installed the latest version of DNG Converter and I can see the all the lens profiles I want (except one for G16) in the LensProfiles folder under CameraRaw but none of them were available in LR. I then copied all the profiles I didn't have into the downloaded folder as described above (incidentally the downloaded folder didn't exist so I created it). I restarted LR and I can now see all the new lensprofiles in LR. So NOT copying the files as suggested by Simon Chen didn't work for me. I am running Windows LR 5.7.1 under Windows 10.

With respect to the Canon G16 I am a bit puzzled. There appears to be a camera profile for it and LR can convert the RAW files but for some reason no lens correction is available. I've also got a G12 and for some reason there is a lens correction profile for that as well as a few other PowerShot series camereas, including the G1X which is a newer model in the range than the G16. Not a big issue but can't understand why the G16 is different.
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I downloaded the DNG converter and found the profile files I needed but when I go to users\Ken I don't have a AppData folder.
I am going to have to try this later because I have to leave right now for several hours.
Thanks for the info I think I kind of understand where I need to go with this.
If I just converted to DNG at the time I download the photos will that allow me to see the correct profiles ?
I have to run.
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Lightroom will also be scanning the lens profiles under the shared system lens profile folder C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\LensProfiles\1.0\Canon. So as long as you don't uninstall the DNG converter. No need to move the new lens profiles around.
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No. This has been the default behavior (loading from shared location) of Lr, ACR and PS lens correction plug-ins. Lr 4 started to have its own private copy of camera and lens profiles in the app package/folder, in an earlier effort to put Lightroom in the Mac AppStore. So Lr ends up being able to scan profiles from both shared and private locations.
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It is my understanding that on Windows, the shared location is under the Users folder, outlined, above, while the Private location is under the LR/Resources folder and the ProgramData location is for PS/ACR/DNGC, only. I don't know about Macs.

When I get to my other Windows computer that still has LR 5 on it, the test should be easy enough to verify if LR 5 sees LR6.3-vintage profiles if the DNG Converter 9.3 is installed.
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It is correct that PS/ACR/DNGC only scans the shared location and user specific location. But Lightroom behaves slightly differently (for the reason that it needed to conform to the Mac AppStore security sandbox restriction), it scans the private Resources folder, additionally it will also be able to pick up profiles from the shared PS/ACR/DNGC location and user specific ones (if the folders do exist and the security sandbox model permits).
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I'm specifically talking about Windows LR, which wouldn't have any Mac AppStore dependencies.
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For testing and platform consistencies reasons, the policy was applied across both platforms nonetheless. It is easier for install/uninstall of Lr as well.
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The same problem is happening to me! I have lightroom 6.5.1 and it is showing in the correct folder but not in lightroom drop-down menu :/ 

I have tried copying the lens profile to C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\LensProfiles\1.0\Nikon 


(i need a nikon lens). 

Help :/
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Custom lens profiles need to be added to the User folder at the below location and then LR restarted to load it:

Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Roaming \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ CameraProfiles \

What exact Nikon lens profile are you installing?