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08-09-2016, 07:22 PM   #16
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Quite a few versions back, both Rawtherapee and Photivo wouldn't read the embedded color profile in my K-01 raw files (dng) and would default to a not terrible, but not good, Adobe standard profile unrelated to the K-01.

What I did was to download Adobe's DNG Profile Editor 1.0.4, and have it open a K-01 DNG file. Without making any changes in the profile editor I would then save the profile as a .dcp file. Then I used this DCP to ICC camera profile converter to convert the .dcp profile from Adobe's editor into an ICC color profile which RawTherapee and Photivo were able to use.

Pulled this into some raw editing templates and it works quite well.

Hope this might help.

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I bought the Huelight profiles for my K-3. I never saw much improvement. I ended up going using the X-rite Color Passport to create my own profiles for the K-3. The K-1 colors are much more accurate and that has been one nice improvements over the K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
I bought the Huelight profiles for my K-3. I never saw much improvement.
Good to hear that they are apparently not the wonder solution they are often purported to be.

I also tried my luck using the X-rite Color Passport to create my own profiles for the K-5 II but wasn't satisfied either. It seems to me that the software might be geared towards Canon or Nikon but not for Pentax. Using the DNG profile editor for tweaking the profile, I found that the colour patches of the Color Passport weren't well targeted by the automatically generated adjustments and further tweaking proved to be very difficult.

I eventually changed to Capture One (Pro 9.2) and am much happier now. I think there is room for improvement regarding K-1 support in CO1, but overall I prefer the software over Lightroom (much better colour editor, for instance).

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