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Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Second Edition by Ben Long

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The Camera Calibration Tab

As explained in Chapter 2, to process a raw file from a particular camera, any raw converter needs a profile for that camera. Among other details, this profile contains colorimetric information about the camera’s basic RGB color response. Camera Raw is no different.

Unfortunately, no matter how good a job Adobe does when building its camera profiles, they can’t account for the fact that there can be variation between individual units of a particular type of camera. Thus, your particular camera may yield images that are, for example, a little more blue than images from another unit of the same make and model.

The Calibrate tab lets you fine-tune Camera Raw’s built-in profile for your camera. Calibration is a complex ...

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