Camera Raw/Lightroom: Nikon Z6 Adobe Standard DCP Issues

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I am encountering issues of undesirable results while working with Nikon Z 6 RAW .nef files caused because there exists two version of the camera's Adobe Standard DNG Camera profiles (DCP.) When pasting or synchronizing settings with other cameras the Z6 files will switch from using the "Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard v2.dcp" to the "Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard.dcp"

This causes a magenta cast which requires the tint slider to be moved 30-50 points towards green. If the White Balance for the file from which I am syncing is set to "As Shot" this shift is unnoticeable as both LR and ACR automatically shift the tint slider. In LR you can also select a new profile even one of the "Adobe Raw" profiles which is not a DCP but an .xmp on top of the Adobe Standard DCP and the LR will change to using "Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard v2.dcp", ACR will still however use "Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard.dcp" as the base DCP.

This is a frustrating, but niche issue, as the Z6 is one of the 1% of cameras for which a second version of the Adobe Standard DCP exists.

Ideally I would like to have the version 2 of the profile be named how version is named so that when taking settings from other cameras it would be able to translate--my word--and apply the version 2 which is the correct DCP for all Z6 files I have. I realize there may be other users who have some files that the version 1 profile creates desired results so doing that is likely impossible. (However I am interested under which conditions the version 1 profile produces the correct results as I have tested Z6 files whose metadata says they are running firmware versions 1.00, 1.01, 2.00, and 3.00 and all of these experience the magenta shift.)

Currently I have a workaround in that when copying and synchronizing settings in LR I uncheck the option "Treatment & Profile" and it works. However it is obnoxious to have to do this every time I change which subset of settings are synced or copied despite that I do want them to have the same profile. 99% of cameras do not require this when copying settings from another file.

A way to make this less burdensome would be to have dropdown menu that allows you to select predetermined subsets of the settings in the LR copy and dialog boxes like you are able to do in ACR when syncing settings. Most importantly would be the customizable "Default" option (and I would be able to set my defaults to not include "Profile.")
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There is a way to implement this yourself by disabling the Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard profile used by Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Desktop, and Camera Raw.  Rename the Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard profile Adobe Standard.dcp. DISABLE at all three of the below folder locations. Restart LR and the Nikon Adobe Standard profile will be gone in all three apps! I tried it with LR Classic and it works! LR Desktop and Camera Raw should work as well.

You will need to repeat this process if you reinstall LR or PS apps and perhaps after a major upgrade. Not sure if LR updates/upgrades ever do that so just an FYI. I'm not sure where the camera profiles are located in LR Mobile and obviously you have no access to the profiles in the LR Web app. So you will be limited to using LR Classic, LR Desktop, and Camera Raw apps.

Someone with a Mac who knows the OS X locations for the below folders please add them in a reply here. Thank you.

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C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic\Resources\CameraProfiles\Adobe Standard

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom CC\Resources\CameraProfiles\Adobe Standard

C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\Adobe Standard





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Naming the file to "Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard.dcp.DISABLE" seemed to fix it in ACR however in LRC it still is using the version 1 DCP.

I believe there is only one location for that file for Mac and it is located at 

Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles/Adobe Standard/
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As on Windows I would assume Mac has separate camera profile folders for LR Classic, LR Desktop (CC), and Camera Raw. There's also another folder for user profiles such as 3rd party like VSCO and CCPP created profiles. Looking at the path you provided the LR Classic and Desktop camera profile folders may be here:

Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom Classic/CameraProfiles/Adobe Standard/

Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom CC/CameraProfiles/Adobe Standard/

The user and 3rd party DCP camera profiles are located here. You shouldn't need to remove anything from this folder.

Macintosh HD/Users/[USERNAME]/ Library/Application Support/Adobe/ CameraRaw/CameraProfiles /

If you still can't find all of the folders do a search using Finder for Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard.dcp.
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Sorry. I should have commented on your reply with this instead of bifurcating these issues which both seem to be differences between operating systems.
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Also I have never been able to directly apply version 1 of the profile. It only has been applied when copying settings from or syncing settings with a file from another camera. 
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In the Develop module try hitting the master Reset button at the bottom of the right hand panels. Adobe Standard is showing on my system when I click on the drop-down Profile selector as shown below. Regardless, you will be removing this camera profile so no worries if you can't see it now!

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Sorry. I should have commented on your reply with this instead of bifurcating these issues which both seem to be differences between operating systems. 
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I have tried looking for the DCP in other locations using both Finder's Spotlight searching for the DCP itself and looking for folders with "Adobe Lightroom." There does not seem to be another places the DCPs are located and there is essentially nothing else in the Lightroom folders, even hidden files.

I have never been able to see "Adobe Standard" in that dropdown. The only 'standard' profile I've seen is "Adobe Standard v2"

I assume these two differences are Mac vs PC differences?
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Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom Desktop apps can each be installed without the other two apps being installed. Because of this all three apps must install their own set of the camera profiles into a folder used specifically by that application. You need to remove the Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard.dcp profile from all of the apps you are using (Camera Raw, LR Classic, LR Desktop).

Two things to check:
1) Make sure you have full Read & Write permissions for your system disk.
https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-permissions-for-files-folders-or-disks-mchlp1203/mac

2) Make sure you are entering the file name with the exact spelling as in bold below into the Finder search box. "

NOTE: there is a SPACE between Z and 6 like this Z 6. Copy and Paste the below file name.


Nikon Z 6 Adobe Standard.dcp


It works on my system and it will work on your system!
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When I do that search it only returns the disabled DCP.

Hmm when I try to give permissions for the system disk or any folder in /Library/... it gives an error "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have the necessary permission." As an admin I think I should have all the permissions necessary to do most things, I have read permissions for the system disk.

What would be the objective of verifying permissions? I am hesitant to reset the permissions from the command line without fully understanding why it's necessary.

Also I am 90% certain that the DCP files are stored centrally for Macs.

When I go to File>Import Develop Profiles and Presets in LRC the location it takes me to is in that same folder:
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles/Adobe Standard/


 
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For kick and giggles I uninstalled Photoshop/Camera Raw and the folder with the DCPs was removed LRC was still able to apply DCPs. Then I uninstalled LRC// Now I am reinstalling both PS and LRC and will see if that changes anything
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Still the only file being returned is the one in the ACR folder
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Hmm when I try to give permissions for the system disk or any folder in /Library/... it gives an error "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have the necessary permission." As an admin I think I should have all the permissions necessary to do most things, I have read permissions for the system disk.
Apparently the Catalina 10.5 update makes the system volume read only. See the below post with instructions on how to enable accessing and changing the system library files. Numerous people have complained about similar issues with Catalina. No issues using the latest version of Windows 10.

https://superuser.com/questions/1532623/disabled-sip-on-mac-wont-allow-me-to-modify-permissions-sett...

For kick and giggles I uninstalled Photoshop/Camera Raw and the folder with the DCPs was removed LRC was still able to apply DCPs.
Which proves my point that each of the apps has it's own folder with a copy of all the Adobe supplied camera profiles.