Cadmium, on 22 March 2017 - 04:53, said:
Back when I started, I used ACR for my white balance, it was really bad compared to using NX2.
ACR has a camera profile editor add on that will supposedly make it possible to do better white balance.
I hear people say this, but I have no experience with that, and I have never seen a tutorial.
It would be great if that worked well.
Here is a solution to white balance UV shots with ACR
- Adobe DNG Converter
- DNG Profile Editor
They can be downloaded for free
from Adobe website
Use Adobe DNG Converter to create a DNG file from a RAW file
Open this DNG file with DNG Profile Editor
Go to Color Matrices tab:
- slide cursor of Hue for Primary red to right
- slide cursors of Temperature and Tint of White Balance Calibration to left
Export your "home made" profile : File -> Export
Open your RAW file with Photoshop : ACR will load it
Go to camera settings and select the profile created by DNG Profile Editor
Now you can adjust WB using the dropper tool
Once a profile is created it is always availlable from ACR and can be (if desired) automaticaly selected when opening a RAW file (from a selected camera).
It's not perfect and method can be improved but is this case it works not so bad
Maybe a better way to do this is to use the colorchecker tool of DNG Profile Editor (As I don't have a color checker I can't try it)...
Edited by Steven, 22 March 2017 - 11:00.