Lightroom: Provide a Linear Camera Calibration Profile so we don't add unwanted contrast

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HI! Can we please get Linear Camera Calibration Profile in lightroom so we dont add the ****** Contrast!?
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Viktor Wågman

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why you need to add ****** contrast with an existing "non linear" profile(s) and at the same time don't need to add ****** contrast with linear (which one might assume has less contrast baked in LUTs inside) ? unless you mean not "add" but the opposite
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You can use the Adobe DNG Profile Editor (DPE) to change the Base Tone Curve of any camera profile to linear. Instructions here:

https://trentsizemore.com/blog/using-a-linear-camera-calibration-profile/

The DPE edited camera profile needs to be exported to the following folder and LR restarted to load it:

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

Mac—Macintosh HD / Users / [your username] / Library / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw / CameraProfiles /

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Did he answer?

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Sort of....he pinned an older comment to the top of the comments. It basically says, "Don't try and give me advice!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgg7G053fP4
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What's interesting is that Adobe did try to address this issue (excessive contrast) by silently changing the metrics for the Adobe Standard camera profile  starting in September of 2014. All new camera models introduced after that date use a new Adobe Standard camera profile with lower contrast and color saturation.

https://forums.adobe.com/message/9095782#9095782

IMHO this was a mistake since that makes it very difficult to "match" the rendering of older model (pre September 2014) cameras to newer models introduced after this date. This is especially true for wedding photographers who typically use multiple photographers with different cameras. So they are forced to use something like Camera Standard, which has even higher contrast. Well at least now we have Adobe Neutral, which should render the same across camera models.
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Just curious, why do you need it so flat?
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Viktor Wågman

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so you add contrst to your imges not lightroom whitout you knowing.. ;)
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I've never seemed to have a problem with it. Just curious if you have any example photos where you're running into this problem?
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I often use Camera Faithful with very high-contrast images and for copy work of paintings and film image capture. Adobe Neutral has an even lower contrast curve if needed. Here's an example shot of an oil painting with the same LR settings applied using Adobe Standard (Left) and Adobe Neutral (Right). Which looks better to you?

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i have read those 2 links on RAWDIGGERS Site. that ware i learn this all in the fist place.. :)