Universal Lightroom 4 OM-D E-M5 Preset by archeogeolab

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, May 5, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Dr. Erik Meijs aka archeogeolab in the DPReview forums kindly gave me permission to share here a universal EM-5 preset for use with Lightroom 4.1 RC2 which he painstakingly created by experimentation after noting that the Olympus jpegs show reddish to orangish casts in shadow areas.

    In use, I noticed that this preset imparts more "Olympus-like" color to the RAW files in Lightroom while also boosting local contrast. I also noted that it gives a similar look to my Panasonic RAW files, although it was specifically created for Olympus E-M5 files.

    This preset is not meant to be the end-all-be-all of Olympus E-M5 RAW processing. Rather, it is meant to be a starting point for postprocessing images. He is planning to issue updates in the coming weeks, so take note of the version number!

    The preset can be downloaded below this post as an attachment. To use it, go to the "Develop" module in Lightroom, right click on "User Presets" in the left column under "Presets", and choose "Import". After that, the preset can be applied to any individual file by selecting it in the "Presets" section, and can also be applied to a batch of files during import.

    May 6 update: v06-05-2012 can be found in this post.

    May 9 update: v09-05-2012 can be found in this post.
     

    Attached Files:

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Below are the adjustments made by this preset. As you can see, they are extensive:

    • Exposure: -1,05
    • Contrast: -20
    • Highlights: -75
    • Shadows: 25
    • Whites: 45
    • Blacks: 10
    • Clarity: 5
    • Vibrance: 10
    • Saturation: 10
    • Sliders in tone curve:
    • border between shadows and darks: 10
    • border between darks and lights: 30
    • border between lights and highlights: 90
    • Hightlights: -40
    • Lights: 50
    • Darks: 54
    • Shadows: -15
    • Point curve: Linear
    • Color:
    • Red hue: 8
    • Red saturation: -18
    • Red luminance: -2
    • Orange hue: 18
    • Orange saturation: 7
    • Orange luminance: 0
    • Yellow hue: 0
    • Yellow saturation: -13
    • Yellow luminance -4
    • Green hue: -18
    • Green saturation: 18
    • Green luminance: 7
    • Aqua hue: 0
    • Aqua saturation: 9
    • Aqua luminance: 7
    • Blue hue: 0
    • Blue saturation: -2
    • Blue luminance: 4
    • Purple hue: 0
    • Purple saturation: 4
    • Purple luminance: 10
    • Magenta hue: -10
    • Magenta saturation: -7
    • Magenta luminance: 5
    • Sharpening:
    • amount: 100
    • radius: 1.0
    • detail: 15
    • Camera Calibration:
    • process: 2012 (Current)
    • profile: Adobe Standard
    • Red primary:
    • hue: 0
    • saturation: 0
    • Green primary:
    • hue: 20
    • saturation: -40
    • Blue primary:
    • hue: -1
    • saturation: 1

    At the bottom of this post, I'm attaching a version of the preset that doesn't change the sharpening setting, because I prefer the default Lightroom sharpening settings as a staring point, especially for high ISO files.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Here a few non-artistic snaps I made with the E-M5 today (camera arrived yesterday PM) to demonstrate the effects of the preset. Each image shows the default Lightroom conversion. Mouseover for the version as rendered by the preset.

    I want to reiterate that this preset is meant as a universal postprocessing starting point (not ending point) for E-M5 users, but I used it as the endpoint in these examples just to show you what the preset does:

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    Here are a couple high ISO shots where I used the preset without the sharpening setting:

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  4. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Thanks for this. I have been following this on DPR but am glad to see it come to a more sensible forum.
     
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  5. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    It's a very nice touch for EM-5 owners, but it's a pity this isn't a portable custom ICC profile, therefore strictly limited to LR. Hopefully, someone will come up with a real profile for other raw processor programs.

    Cheers,
     
  6. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    153
    Sep 11, 2011
    Awesome. Thanks.
     
  7. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    I punched this in from DPR the other day as well for my E-P3 shots, and I must admit I'm on the fence about it. Overall color rendition strikes me as more accurate, with the pros and cons that implies. Something about the way it handles highlights relative to the overall image tone doesn't work for me though. On the other hand, it did introduce me to some LR tweaks I didn't know were possible and I'm curious to see if I can find a version that works for me.
     
  8. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Dennis
    Nice- glad it got posted, I noticed it on DPR, and started using it- it's great!
     
  9. TDP

    TDP Guest

    If you have X-Rite Colorchecker Passport you can make an ICC for your exact camera. I have profiles for my 5DII and 550D but I haven't taken the time yet to make one for the EM5.
     
  10. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    492
    Aug 5, 2011
    For those of us not quite lucky enough to have an EM5, is there something like this for the EPL1(and presumably the others will be tthe same)?

    I made a preset to punch up my 40-150 images, but frankly I do almost nothing to the RAW files from my 45mm, and only minimally edit 20mm files.
     
  11. soulofoto

    soulofoto Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Mar 21, 2012
    I am interested in any presets using Apple iPhoto for the OMD EM5...I already have iPhoto so maybe it can be useful...
     
  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I just received this email from Erik:

    The latest version of the preset is attached below.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Does anyone feel that the reds are a bit too orangy-yellow?

    I ran the preset through my RAWs and I'm undecided on the reds.
     
  14. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I just received this email from Erik:

    The latest version of the preset is attached below.
     

    Attached Files:

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  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    To me, the reds are improved (more red) and closer to Oly colors.
     
  16. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    702
    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Perhaps I have been living in the Panny world for too long...
     
  17. callawolf

    callawolf New to Mu-43

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    May 11, 2012
    Any chance you could post the updated preset in text form again?

    I like to feed these settings into ACR (don't like lightroom)
     
  18. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Mar 3, 2010
    You will need ACR7.1RC
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    internalName = "universal E-M5 preset LR4.1 RC2-09-05-2012",
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    AutoLateralCA = 1,
    Blacks2012 = 30,
    BlueHue = -1,
    BlueSaturation = 1,
    CameraProfile = "Adobe Standard",
    ChromaticAberrationB = 0,
    ChromaticAberrationR = 0,
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    ColorNoiseReduction = 25,
    ColorNoiseReductionDetail = 50,
    Contrast2012 = -15,
    ConvertToGrayscale = false,
    Defringe = 2,
    DefringeGreenAmount = 0,
    DefringeGreenHueHi = 60,
    DefringeGreenHueLo = 40,
    DefringePurpleAmount = 0,
    DefringePurpleHueHi = 70,
    DefringePurpleHueLo = 30,
    EnableCalibration = true,
    EnableColorAdjustments = true,
    EnableDetail = true,
    EnableEffects = true,
    EnableLensCorrections = true,
    EnableSplitToning = true,
    Exposure2012 = -1.05,
    GrainAmount = 0,
    GrainFrequency = 50,
    GrainSize = 25,
    GreenHue = 20,
    GreenSaturation = -40,
    Highlights2012 = -45,
    HueAdjustmentAqua = 0,
    HueAdjustmentBlue = -2,
    HueAdjustmentGreen = -16,
    HueAdjustmentMagenta = -10,
    HueAdjustmentOrange = 14,
    HueAdjustmentPurple = 0,
    HueAdjustmentRed = 8,
    HueAdjustmentYellow = 0,
    LuminanceAdjustmentAqua = 7,
    LuminanceAdjustmentBlue = 7,
    LuminanceAdjustmentGreen = 4,
    LuminanceAdjustmentMagenta = 7,
    LuminanceAdjustmentOrange = 0,
    LuminanceAdjustmentPurple = 10,
    LuminanceAdjustmentRed = 8,
    LuminanceAdjustmentYellow = -7,
    LuminanceNoiseReductionContrast = 0,
    LuminanceNoiseReductionDetail = 75,
    LuminanceSmoothing = 0,
    ParametricDarks = 54,
    ParametricHighlightSplit = 90,
    ParametricHighlights = -40,
    ParametricLights = 50,
    ParametricMidtoneSplit = 30,
    ParametricShadowSplit = 10,
    ParametricShadows = -15,
    PostCropVignetteAmount = 0,
    PostCropVignetteFeather = 50,
    PostCropVignetteHighlightContrast = 0,
    PostCropVignetteMidpoint = 50,
    PostCropVignetteRoundness = 0,
    PostCropVignetteStyle = 1,
    ProcessVersion = "6.7",
    RedHue = 0,
    RedSaturation = 0,
    Saturation = 15,
    SaturationAdjustmentAqua = 9,
    SaturationAdjustmentBlue = 9,
    SaturationAdjustmentGreen = 20,
    SaturationAdjustmentMagenta = -22,
    SaturationAdjustmentOrange = 13,
    SaturationAdjustmentPurple = 4,
    SaturationAdjustmentRed = -11,
    SaturationAdjustmentYellow = 2,
    ShadowTint = 0,
    Shadows2012 = 20,
    SharpenDetail = 15,
    SharpenEdgeMasking = 0,
    SharpenRadius = 1,
    Sharpness = 80,
    SplitToningBalance = 0,
    SplitToningHighlightHue = 0,
    SplitToningHighlightSaturation = 0,
    SplitToningShadowHue = 0,
    SplitToningShadowSaturation = 0,
    ToneCurveName2012 = "Linear",
    ToneCurvePV2012 = {
    0,
    0,
    255,
    255,
    },
    ToneCurvePV2012Blue = {
    0,
    0,
    255,
    255,
    },
    ToneCurvePV2012Green = {
    0,
    0,
    255,
    255,
    },
    ToneCurvePV2012Red = {
    0,
    0,
    255,
    255,
    },
    Vibrance = 10,
    VignetteAmount = 0,
    VignetteMidpoint = 50,
    WhiteBalance = "As Shot",
    Whites2012 = 20,
    },
    uuid = "2691B94C-7261-4864-B1E7-CD3AF57AE78E",
    },
    version = 0,
    }
     
  19. callawolf

    callawolf New to Mu-43

    3
    May 11, 2012
    COOL

    Question - does ACR7.1 work on CS5.5?
     
  20. callawolf

    callawolf New to Mu-43

    3
    May 11, 2012
    *MUTTERS

    Google just answered my question - no, it doesn't. I hate Adobe. What the hell do I do now :/