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Last update: 2021-01-05

Installation

LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC

  1. Open Lightroom Classic.
  2. Choose File > Import Develop Profiles and Presets… from the menu bar in the develop module.
  3. In the Import dialog box that appears, navigate to the NEGSETS.zip file you downloaded.
  4. Click Import*.

LIGHTROOM CC DESKTOP

  1. Open Lightroom CC
  2. Click on any image.
  3. Choose File > Import Profiles and Presets… from the menu bar.
  4. In the Import dialog box that appears, navigate to the NEGSETS.zip file you downloaded.
  5. Click Import*.

LIGHTROOM MOBILE WITH CLOUD SUBSCRIPTION

  1. Open Lightroom Desktop.
  2. Choose File > Import Profiles and Presets… from the menu bar.
  3. In the Import dialog box that appears, navigate to the NEGSETS.zip file you downloaded.
  4. Click Import*.
  5. The presets and profiles you have installed in Lightroom Desktop are automatically synced with Lightroom on mobile devices.

LIGHTROOM MOBILE WITHOUT CLOUD SUBSCRIPTION

  1. Open Lightroom mobile on your mobile device
  2. Open a frame for editing
  3. Tap on Profiles 
  4. Tap on the three dots
  5. Tap on import profiles
  6. In the next dialog go to the location of the Negsets.zip file you downloaded from your account and tap on it
  7. The Negset profiles will now appear when clicking on Profiles

MANUAL INSTALLATION LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC

Make sure hidden system folders are visible in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MacOS)

  1. Close Lightroom Classic
  2. Unzip the NEGSETS.zip file you downloaded from your account
  3. Copy the “NEGSETS – Camera Profiles” and “NEGSETS – Scanner Profiles” folders to the location 1 given below
  4. Copy the remaining folders to location 2 given below
Location 1

MacOS: /Users/[UserName]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Camera Profiles/imported
Windows: C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\imported

Location 2

MacOS: /Users/[UserName]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/ImportedSettings/
Windows: C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\ImportedSettings\

MANUAL INSTALLATION LIGHTROOM CC

Make sure hidden system folders are visible in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MacOS)

  1. Close Lightroom CC
  2. Unzip the NEGSETS.zip file you downloaded from your account
  3. Copy the “NEGSETS – Camera Profiles” and “NEGSETS – Scanner Profiles” folders to location 1 given below
  4. Copy the remaining folders to the location 2 given below
Location 1

MacOS: /Users/[UserName]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Camera Profiles/imported
Windows: C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\imported

Location 2

MacOS: /users/username/Pictures/Lightroom Library.lrlibrary
Windows: \users\username\appdata\Local\Adobe\Lightroom CC\Data

ADOBE CAMERA RAW (ACR)

Make sure hidden system folders are visible in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MacOS)

  1. Unzip the NEGSETS.zip file you downloaded from your account
  2. Copy the “NEGSETS – Camera Profiles” and “NEGSETS – Scanner Profiles” folders to location 1 given below
  3. Copy the remaining folders to location 2 given below
Location 1

MacOS: /Users/[UserName]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Camera Profiles/imported
Windows: C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\imported

Location 2

MacOS: /Users/[UserName]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/ImportedSettings/
Windows: C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\ImportedSettings\

 

*Some users On MacOS reported they had to dive into the subfolders of the .zip file to install the underlying .xmp and .dcp files

Updating to a newer Version

Remove the old presets and profiles from the installation locations as discussed in the manual installation instructions.
Alternatively, open Adobe Camera Raw and right click or alt/cmd right click on the profiles/presets and remove them prior installation of the update.

Short Instructions

  • Scan your negatives as raw 16bit/channel. Make sure to expose your scans correctly
  • Set your color space in Camera Raw or Lightroom to AdobeRGB
  • Assign one of the profiles according to the filmstock you want to convert or choose a universal profile of your liking.
  • Perform white balance on the film border.
  • Make sure exposure is correct. The histogram should have the same amount of empty space on both sides.
  • If there is a unpleasant color cast, find a spot in the image with approx 50% brightness that you want to appear as neutral.
  • Drag the profile strength slider to the right until the desired contrast is reached
  • Readjust exposure if needed

Converting a single frame with a film profile

The film specific profiles offer fast and convenient results for most use cases. This video shows an example conversion.

Converting a single frame with the linear profile

Sometimes you are missing a profile for the film stock you want to convert? This video shows how you can convert a negative from the ground with the linear profile.

Sync converting multiple frames

We all are short on time. This video shows how you can spend more time shooting and spending less time editing.