I’ve done a lot of work over the years comparing various color profiles for accuracy. This post is different. It compares a set of profiles — and two presets — whose purpose is not accuracy, but pleasing color for portrait situations. The camera was a GFX 100. The lens was the 110/2 GF, wide open. I picked profiles and presets that I thought worked fairly well with the test image.
I’ll start with the Lightroom default profile and the Cobalt standard profile.
And a custom profile that I did for open shade:
That’s it for profiles with any pretentions of accuracy.
That’s it for the profiles. Now for a couple of presets:
I’m not providing any conclusions; this kind of thing is very personal. Judge for yourself.
Here’s another image, with the GFX 100S and the 80/1.7 GF.
Zé De Boni says
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… and is a function of their output media choice.
Erik Kaffehr says
First series, I like the ‘shadows specific’ profile. Second series, I would say the Mastin presets stand out, in a ghastly way.
Related question, does negative film have a look? I guess there is little positive to say about the rendering of the film, When printed on paper it may have a look, but that has been trough so much processing.
BTW, Lumariver has an option ‘Use ACR color matrices’ that helps keeping white balance in sync with ACR-s handling, did you use that?
My understanding is that you are looking into handling WB issues. Some updates to your article would be nice.