In this article, I will show you how to import CLiR Advanced Presets into Camera Raw or Lightroom.

This will unlock full Raw editing workflow power as you will be able to White Balance and Swap at the same time and still in Raw format !

This is the second part of the previous article.

Open your Raw file in Camera Raw via Photoshop

If you are a Lightroom user, click here

Note : installed “dcp” profiles and any presets will be automatically picked-up by Lightroom. This means you only need to install it once.

The CLiR advanced presets are in :
CLiR_IR_Mastery_Modules_1-4 >> Module 2 – Intro to RAW Editing in iR >> The Extras >> CLiR INFRARED PRESETS for ACR & LR ( NEW )


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. You could use Adobe Bridge to browse your images and send them straight to Camera Raw, which is much quicker and convenient than going through Photoshop, in my opinion. 

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

My Raw infrared image, opened in Camera Raw. No settings, no profile applied.

CLiR Advanced Presets will allow you to swap channel colors in Lightroom/Camera Raw!

Let’s go ahead and install CLiR Advanced Presets

Follow these steps:

Next to “Profile” dropdown menu, you should see “Adobe Color“.

This is the default profile.

Click on the “three-square-search” icon to browse the profiles:

Click on the three dots  [ ]

Select “Import Profiles & Presets” in the pop-up menu.

Browse to the .ZIP file that contains CLiR infrared presets. 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.
  4. 👍 Done !

Note: Lightroom can import XMP presets, XMP profiles, DCP profiles, and LCP lens profiles.
They are generally contained in a zip file.

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

In your user account, automatically imported profiles and presets are located  in folder :
Camera Raw > Imported Settings 

They are not stored with your Lightroom catalog.

⚠️ If you are using Lightroom Classic catalog on several machines, and therefore have “Store Presets with This Catalog” checked in “Preferences > Presets, you will need to install the presets manually.

Here’s how to install CLiR Advanced Presets by hand:

  • Unzip the preset file
  • Go to the Lightroom “Preferences > Presets” tab
  • Click the button “Show Lightroom Develop Presets”

Once Lightroom has opened a file dialog window:

  • Drag or paste presets into the selected Settings folder
  • Restart Lightroom

👍 Done !

Folder locations for Lightroom settings :

On Windows:

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

On Mac :

Macintosh HD/Library/Users/[my username]/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 !

This is a glimpse into CLiR Infrared Raw Workflow. 

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