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

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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.
 

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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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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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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,
 

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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.
 
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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,
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.
 

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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.
 

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I am interested in any presets using Apple iPhoto for the OMD EM5...I already have iPhoto so maybe it can be useful...
 

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I just received this email from Erik:

...Feed-back on the first one made me make another one (the second one which
also is mentioned in the thread).
I enclosed it (a little bit adjusted as an irtemplate).
It is a little bit less harsh than the first one.
You can put this on mu-43.com as a second less harsh version of the first
preset (version: 06-05-2012).
The latest version of the preset is attached below.
 

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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.
 

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I just received this email from Erik:

Amin,
Hereby the third version of the E-M5 preset (09-05-2012).
I think I iterated now enough to say this third version is a mature preset.
It is a kind of mixture between the first and second version.
You can put this third preset-version again on mu-43.com as version:
09-05-2012.
Now I will stop working on it for a long time.
Best, Erik
The latest version of the preset is attached below.
 

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Any chance you could post the updated preset in text form again?

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

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Any chance you could post the updated preset in text form again?

I like to feed these settings into ACR (don't like lightroom)
You will need ACR7.1RC
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AutoLateralCA = 1,
Blacks2012 = 30,
BlueHue = -1,
BlueSaturation = 1,
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ColorNoiseReduction = 25,
ColorNoiseReductionDetail = 50,
Contrast2012 = -15,
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Defringe = 2,
DefringeGreenAmount = 0,
DefringeGreenHueHi = 60,
DefringeGreenHueLo = 40,
DefringePurpleAmount = 0,
DefringePurpleHueHi = 70,
DefringePurpleHueLo = 30,
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EnableColorAdjustments = true,
EnableDetail = true,
EnableEffects = true,
EnableLensCorrections = true,
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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,
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ToneCurvePV2012 = {
0,
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255,
255,
},
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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,
},
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},
version = 0,
}
 

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