The latest version of Lightroom adds a massive update to the Camera Profiles feature (Lightroom Classic and Adobe Camera Raw) – now simply called Profiles – and adds them into Lightroom CC (the “cloud” version of Lightroom).
Adobe moved the Profiles control from being buried in the Camera Calibration panel to the Basic panel. Adobe added six new basic adjustment Profiles (in addition to the existing Adobe Standard):
- Adobe Color
- Adobe Monochrome
- Adobe Landscape
- Adobe Natural
- Adobe Portrait
- Adobe Vivid
Additionally, there are over 40 new Creative Profiles, along with a new Profile Browser for organization.
The new Creative Profiles are LUTs (lookup tables), which are common among video editing workflows for taking flat footage to a preset for color, contrast and exposure. The Profiles then become the starting point for further editing. There’s a good breakdown of the new Profile system here.