This tutorial is a part of our Data Processing line of tutorials dedicated to show how to get started with our products.

Data Processing Part 1 - RAW CR2 Processing in Adobe Lightroom
Data Processing Part 2 - Agisoft Metashape/Photoscan
Data Processing Part 3 - Scan Cleaning in Pixologic Zbrush
Data Processing Part 4 - Scan Retopology in Pixologic Zbrush
Data Processing Part 5 - Texturing
Data Processing Part 6 - Highpass and final touches
Data Processing Part 7 - Blend Shapes

In this tutorial we will go through the process of converting *.CR2 photographs in Adobe Lightroom using our Linear Pipeline.

First, we need to create a Canon EOS 100D profile that is set for a Linear Pipeline. You can download it here and place in your c:\Users\*your user name*\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\

Or if you want to do it manually, please download DNG Profile Editor here and follow directions below.

1. Open downloaded DNG Profile Editor.
2. In Color Tables tab select “Choose external profile…” from Base Profile drop down menu.
3. Navigate to c:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\Adobe Standard\ and select “Canon EOS 100D Adobe Standard.dcp”.
4. On the right, select Tone Curve tab, check “Show Base Tone Curve” and from the Base Tone Curve drop down select Linear.
5. Go to main menu and press Export Canon EOS 100D profile…
6. Navigate to c:\Users\*your user name*\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles\ and save the file as “Canon EOS 100D Linear.dcp”.

You can use DNG Profile Editor and Color Checker photograph “model-name_00_ColorChecker.CR2” that comes with each product to generate a color profile that fits your pipeline best.

 

BATCH PROCESSING MULTIPLE *.CR2 PHOTOGRAPHS IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM

Please download and install Adobe Lightroom here.

1. Open Adobe Lightroom
2. From the left bottom corner press Import… button and navigate to the drive and folder where you unpacked Triplegangers product files.
3. Select both ColorChecker and CR2 folders, make sure all photographs are checked and then press Import.
4. Select the Color Checker photo and go to Develop tab in the top right corner
5. On the right, scroll down to Calibration and from the Profile drop down menu select our previously created Canon EOS 100D Linear profile.
6. Scroll up and select White Balance Selector tool (dropper icon) and pick on a grey cell under the yellow cell.
7. Now we need to adjust exposure, place your cursor in the center of that grey cell we picked, in the top right corner in Histogram you will see RGB values for that spot, we need to adjust Exposure value so that RGB is as close to 50, 50,50 % as possible.
8. Now we need to copy these settings to all our photographs. Click Library in the top right corner, and select all imported folders, you will see the edited color checker photo and the rest of the CR2 photos. Select all by pressing Ctrl+A and then click on the color checker photo to highlight it.
9. Press Sync Settings from the bottom right corner, and in the popped up window click on the Check None button. Now select White Balance, Treatment (Color), Exposure, 10. Process Version and Calibration. Then press Synchronize button. You should see all photographs updated and look just as the Color Checker photo.
10. Its all done, now we need to export to TIF, select all the photographs and in the bottom left corner press Export… In the opened export window scroll down to File Settings and select TIF from the drop down Image Format menu. Make sure export location settings are set to Same folder as original photo. Press Export.
11. Now we need to separate CR2 photographs from TIF, open Explorer and navigate to the product folder and in there create a new folder called TIF, then move all TIF files from CR2 folder to TIF folder.

Now we are ready to continue in Agisoft Metashape/Photoscan Click here to see Data Processing Part 2