Only in one of my projects I have the problem that I can't choose more than one lens profile for my photos, because there's only one lens in each maker's list and the list is much shorter than usual. I shot with different lenses during that project, the problem applies to all of them. In all my other projects I can choose whichever lens profile I want. Is there a setting which filters lens profiles or anything like that?

I'm on Lightroom 5.7.1 on OS X 10.10.5.

All the problematic photos were shot in JPEG mode. Is this the cause?

SOLVED: it's because I shot in JPEG. Seems like you have to create your own profile for JPEG files.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you provide more info about the equipment. What lenses are you using and on what body etc. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hugo
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 16:44

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Adobe says that Lightroom only shows the profiles that match the camera and image type. Also JPEG files do not properly support the data that helps identify lenses:

There are separate lens profiles for raw and non-raw files. Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom display only the profiles available for the file type of the selected image.

Best results occur when you apply lens profiles to raw files.

When you apply a lens profile to a non-raw file, such as a JPEG, you can experience unexpected results. Results vary because the data in non-raw files changes depending on how the file was created. If you get unexpected results with non-raw files, consider applying lens corrections manually or create a custom lens profile.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks, after doing some research I found some posts on Adobe's support pages with exactly my problem. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ulf
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 15:13

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