Lightroom: Leica Lens Profiles in LR4

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Photoshop and Bridge Raw support Leica M lens properly. However in LR4, after enabling profile Corrections, the pull down only lists Apple, Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony and Tamron.

Everything I had read said that LR4 supported Leica Lenses, in fact my Leica came with LR4. AM I doing something wrong?
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Sanford Lavine

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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Most lens profiles are only for raw format files. There is a distinction because many cameras already make corrections to the camera-JPGs, but the raw data is direct from the sensor so has no corrections applied.

The short list is because you're currently adjusting a non-raw file, such as a JPG or TIF.

If you work with raw files from your Leica you'll see three different Leica types listed.

If you're sure you want the raw-format corrections applied to JPGs, it is possible to hack a raw-specific lens profile to work with non-raw images, by editing a copy of the profile in a text editor, changing the raw flag from flag True to False and saving the copy in the user-profiles area.
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Sanford Lavine

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Thanks Steve,

I only need to correct raw files.Once I tried to process a DNG file, LR recognized the camera and lens.

Best Regards