In this article, I will show you how to import CLiR infrared profiles into Camera RAW or Lightroom.

This is the second part of the previous article:

Open a RAW file in Camera RAW via Photoshop.

If you are a Lightroom user, click here

Here, I am opening a Canon 60D infrared image, shot with a 590nm filter in front of my EF16.35mm f/4 lens. I’m opening it with Photoshop, so I land in Camera RAW.

Later on, if you will be using Lightroom, the “dcp” installed and any Profiles presets will be automatically picked-up. So only install it from Adobe Camera RAW or LR.

❗️Beforehand, I’ve installed the “dcp” profile for my Canon 60D as described in this article.

Here’s my RAW infrared image, opened in ACR, no settings and no profile applied.

Click on the icon to browse the Profiles:

Click on the three dots  []

Click on “Import Profiles & Presets”

Locate the .ZIP file that contains CLiR infrared profiles. It has to be a ZIP file, don’t unZip it.

Done !

Before Import

After Import

Lightroom users

  1. Go to the Develop module
  2. Go to the menu File > Import Develop Profiles and Presets
  3. Locate the .ZIP file that contains CLiR infrared profiles. It has to be a ZIP file, don’t unZip it.

You are able to import XMP presets, XMP profiles, DCP profiles, and LCP lens profiles. They are generally contained in a zip file.

Done !

• Optional : Manual installation of *.xmp format presets and creative profiles

Automatically imported profiles and presets lives in the Camera Raw / Imported Settings folders, that is, within your user account.
They are not stored with your LR catalog.

If you use your Lightroom Classic catalog on several machines, and therefore have “Store Presets with This Catalog” checked in “Preferences > Presets”, you’ll need to install presets manually. Here’s how.

• Unzip the presets if they’re zipped

• Go to the Lightroom Preferences > Presets tab

• Click on the button “Show Lightroom Develop Presets”


Once Lightroom has opened a file dialog window:

• Drag (or copy/paste) the presets into the selected Settings folder.

• Restart Lightroom.

Done !


Note: you can also manually navigate to Lightroom settings folder:

On Windows:

C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Adobe \ CameraRaw \ Settings \

On Mac :

Macintosh HD / Library / Users / myusername / Application Support / Adobe / CameraRaw / Settings

Proof of Concept: CLiR dcp infrared profiles RAW Workflow

Before (left): RAW, defaut, no profile…

After (right) : CLiR White Balance

CLiR swap 1

CLiR swap 2

CLiR swap 3

CLiR swap 4

CLiR swap 5

CLiR swap Black & White, with Optics and Geometry corrections… we can! We are in RAW.

How sweet is that !
Going from a red washed-out image to a red leaves / blue sky infrared image, within a few clicks… and still in RAW format !

That’s a wrap !

This is a glimpse into CLiR Infrared RAW Workflow. Flexible, and powerful…Enjoy!


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