NEGLIN – LINEAR CAMERA PROFILES FOR IMAGE EDITING
The Neglin DSLR camera profiles are designed for advanced users who want to develop their RAW photos independent of manufacturer interpretations in Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw.
They are equally suitable for professional retouchers as well as home users who want to scan film negatives or slides with their DSLR and convert them manually themselves.
The brightness is linear, which means that the full dynamic range of the camera is reproduced. The colors are as close as possible to the neutral gray axis. Contrary to the Adobe standard profiles, the hues do not change when you change the exposure.
NEGLIN profiles are true camera profiles and not presets or “enhanced” profiles. This means that linearity is achieved at the lowest level while demosaicing and XYZ-transformation to the working color space without saving highlights or shadows. Thus, no artifacts or noise are created by their use.
If you want to know more about what Adobe standard profiles do to your captures, please read this blog article.
- NEGLIN profiles are not a program but pure camera profiles. They are a most neutral base for your own edits and conversions within Adobe products.
- We need DSLR RAW files for using NEGLIN profiles.
- You’ll need a Lightroom or Camera Raw version that supports dcp camera profiles. LR5 is the earliest version with official support.
- If you want absolute color accuracy for editing or converting slides or negs, you’ll need a linear IT-8 profile for your camera. We can build such profiles. Please get in contact.
ONE BASE CAMERA PROFILE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
While the NEGLIN profiles offer full dynamic range, they can serve as a base for any of your purposes.
May it be emulating film, real estate photography under difficult light conditions or cinematic looks. Just like the painterly landscape in the background. All shadow and highlight details are still there, although it’s a high dynamic range scene with dark woods and direct sun light on the snow of the mountain. But it doesn’t look like HDR because we didn’t have to touch the sliders for saving highlights or shadows. The NEGLIN profiles give you the leeway for that.
RECOVER INCREDIBLE DETAILS AND EDIT IN A FORWARD DIRECTION
So you bought a camera capable of 14 f-stops, the sharpest lenses on the market. Then you go out there for shooting some serious street and landscape stuff and your skies are still a goner. Then you spend hours shifting highlight, shadow, black, white and what not sliders and you’re frames are looking unnatural.
NEGLINS are a new starting point. Take control over your editing without letting Adobe tell you what is the best for you. Instead of trying to revert unneccesary contrast induced by standard profiles, you can build your own looks on your real RAW data as a base. Or just combine the NEGLIN profile with your existing presets.
THE BEST PROFILES AROUND FOR MANUALLY INVERTING FILM
The NEGLIN profiles are all neutral in brightness, contrast and colors. If you scan your negatives with your DSLR you will want something like this. Adobe standard profiles are subtracting blacks, crushing shadows and they’re twisting hues when changing exposure or white balance. This is what they are supposed to do, because they are profiles made for positive digital photography.
Because of linearity, the NEGLIN profiles will give you totally different results with much more details in your scans and more leeway for editing.
TAKE YOUR B&W EDITS TO A NEW LEVEL
NEGLIN offers a linear monochromatic profile that works with the comfy Adobe Black and White Mix sliders. Just work with your images as you are used to or even combine the monochromatic profile with your existing presets for B&W images.
You can add loads of contrast without loosing details. A perfect basis for extensive dodging and burning.