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How do I rename a customised/created colour profile

Antonio Correia

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I have made a profile for a certain ambient light conditions with the Oly 5 II. The profile is saved under the Library folder but I want to rename it.
I will be using several profiles for other lighting conditions.
The system accepts the new name but LR doesn't even after having been re-started.
How to overcome this difficulty ? Thank you ! :)


 
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The name that Lightroom uses is an internal name, written inside the profile. Renaming the file on disk does not work. You should be able to rename it by right-clicking on it, but only in Camera Raw, not in Lightroom.
 

Antonio Correia

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The name that Lightroom uses is an internal name, written inside the profile. Renaming the file on disk does not work. You should be able to rename it by right-clicking on it, but only in Camera Raw, not in Lightroom.
Thank you Johan for the kind reply.
Doesn't make sense, does it ?
I have bought the white balance calibrator and now I must go to ACR if I want to use it !
If I want to use 3, 4, 5 profiles, I have to go around, waist time in opening the files in ACR to return to LR !
I may be wrong but I can't find the renamed profile in ACR ! And I can't rename it clicking on the right side.
Am I doing something wrong, am I missing something or is this a bug or whatever ?...
Do I have to import the profile ?
Cheers Johan ! Have a nice week end ! :)

 

Conrad Chavez

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The way I have done it, at least for profiles generated from LUTs (I hope this works with DCPs, haven't tried that) is:
  1. In Lightroom, right-click the profile in the Profile Browser, and choose Show in Finder so you can see the profile on the desktop.
  2. Open the profile in a text editor. The example below is in BBEdit.
  3. Find the filename in the text (you can see below it's under "crs:Name"), and edit it.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Restart Lightroom. The profile should now be listed the way you want it.
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By the way, it's a similar situation with ICC profiles, like if you want to change the name of a display or printer profile in menus inside an application. Applications do not display the filename; you have to change it inside the file using Apple ColorSync Utility. Paste the filename (without the extension) into the ASCII Name and Unicode Name fields.

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Thank you Johan for the kind reply.
Doesn't make sense, does it ?
I have bought the white balance calibrator and now I must go to ACR if I want to use it !
If I want to use 3, 4, 5 profiles, I have to go around, waist time in opening the files in ACR to return to LR !
I may be wrong but I can't find the renamed profile in ACR ! And I can't rename it clicking on the right side.
Am I doing something wrong, am I missing something or is this a bug or whatever ?...
Do I have to import the profile ?
Cheers Johan ! Have a nice week end ! :)

Your screenshot shows Adobe Color as the profile that is selected. You can’t rename the default profiles, only your custom profiles.
 
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