Adobe Lens Profiles

I photograph almost exclusively with a raw workflow and edit in Lightroom. I just can’t get used to Canon’s clunky Digital Photo Professional even for mundane tasks.

The downside of all this is that when Canon releases new lenses it may take a few months for Adobe to add new lens correction data, particularly for the less popular EF-M lenses. Apparently it took Adobe almost a full year to add support for the Canon RF 50mm ƒ/1.8 IS STM.

Thus, I have gone through the rather arduous process of creating a few custom lens profiles using Adobe Lens Profile Creator. When I am completely satisfied with a profile I will share it with Adobe so it can be downloaded via the Lens Profile Downloader, but I will also post interim and final profiles here.

Update 2023-02-17: Adobe discontinued the community-based Lens Profile Downloader application on 2018-01-01. Also, the Adobe Lens Profile Creator application does not work in Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) or later. The last supported operating system is Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave). I am not sure about current Windows support.

Custom Lens Profiles are supported in Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom (but not on mobile—see note below).

To install a custom lens profile, download the appropriate .ZIP file, decompress, and copy the .LCP file to either of the following locations.

Mac OS:

Macintosh HD > Users > [your username] > Library > Application Support > Adobe > CameraRaw > LensProfiles > 1.0

(~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/LensProfiles/1.0)



Update 2023-02-17: Lens profiles added to the above locations should work in desktop versions of Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Camera Raw, Bridge, and Photoshop. As yet, there is not way to sync or install custom lens profile in Adobe’s mobile apps. So, although you can use a custom profile in Lightroom, you cannot sync that profile to Lightroom Mobile and the mobile app will render photos with no profile or a built-in profile.

Custom Lens Profiles

UncorrectedCustomLR Built-inDPP Built-in
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM (2016-02-01) Download
Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM - LR RawCanon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM - LR Custom ProfileCanon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM - LR Built-in Profileimg_2242-canon-ef-m-55-200mm-f4-5-6-3-is-stm-600px-dpp-built-in-profile
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM (2017-01-29) Download
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - LR RawCanon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - LR Custom ProfileCanon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - LR Built-in Profileimg_2241-canon-ef-m-18-150mm-f3-5-6-3-is-stm-600px-dpp-built-in-profile
Canon EF 80-200mm f2.8 L (2023-02-15) Download
UncorrectedCustomManual LR Correction1DPP Built-in
Canon EF80-200mm F2.8L RawCanon EF80-200mm F2.8L Custom ProfileCanon EF80-200mm F2.8L Manual CorrectionNot Applicable2
  1. At the time of writing, Lightroom and ACR do not have a built-in lens correction profile for this lens. Manual correction for distortion and vignetting is shown.
  2. Neither DPP nor the EOS Lens Registration Tool have correction data for this lens. The in-camera Lens Correction menu shows “No Data” for all correction parameters.