The new Lightroom 3 and Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 have a lens and body database included to automatically correct your image.

For a small description of this new features:

Quickly and easily perfect your images by automatically reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting with single-click profiles. Even images from the best lenses will be improved.

But the problem is, for Nikon and Canon, only a limited set of lenses and bodies are included, Adobe has released a program to create your own lens profiles but I haven't been able to find a community which posts their profiles. I image a nice database for this could be created to share these profiles with others.

So is there a community which shares these profiles or does everyone keep the profiles private?

To clarify, yes I know that in Photoshop you can search for other submitted profiles, but it seems to lack quality control and cannot be used in Lightroom.


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After asking this question and searching some more I found a Adobe employee confirming they were creating a site for this purpose. See: [suggestion] shared profiles server.


You can install the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader (not the Creator). The Downloader will let you download and install user-created lens profiles, and they will work with Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop.

In addition to downloading the profiles, the tool shows ratings and comments on the profiles:

Adobe Lens Profile Downloader is a free companion application to Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Lightroom 3, and the Camera Raw 6 plug-in. It allows customers to search, download, rate and comment on the online lens correction profiles that are created and shared by the user community.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Does this tool address the question of quality control (or ratings, at least)? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 18:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm Thanks, I've edited my answer to address that aspect. The description from Adobe says that it provides ratings and comments. I've used the tool, but I don't remember that aspect specifically, and cannot run it myself at the moment. \$\endgroup\$
    – coneslayer
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 18:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ Tried it and uploaded a screenshot showing comments and rating. The functionality is there, but it is not very heavily used. \$\endgroup\$
    – coneslayer
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 21:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ This tool is no longer available... :( \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 17:05

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