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Photography buffs rejoice! Nokia releases DNG color profiles for the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520

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Photography buffs rejoice! Nokia releases DNG color profiles for the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520
Earlier today, Nokia released DNG color profiles for the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520, and we've got to say we were impressed with the showcased results.

Those of you scratching your heads right about now, take note. A while back, it was made known that Nokia has, as promised, added support for true .DNG raw files for its two most trendy models. These relatively gigantic files contain a lot of information about your snaps, like exposure settings, which you can later tweak with professional software. According to the Nokia Conversations blog, Nokian photography hobbyists and professionals alike have collaboratively come out with several DNG color profiles that will help you get the best results under several distinct scenarios. There's a flash, fluorescent and daylight-halogen profiles, with each best applied according to the appropriate scenario. In other words, you're advised to use the flash profile for pictures where you know you've used flash, and so on and so forth. A sample has been provided by said Nokians, and it speaks for itself.

Left, no color profile; Right, with Nokia's flash (color) profile

Left, no color profile; Right, with Nokia's flash (color) profile


Once again, these will only work with the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 (which are, not at all accidentally, the only two models that offer .DNG support), and the profiles are to be used within Adobe's Lightroom suite. More profiles could come, but Juha Alakarhu, head of imaging technologies at Nokia, refused to give out any promises:

"This started purely as a hobbyist initiative at Nokia and as a result we have now released the flash, fluorescent and daylight-halogen profiles for Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020.

Let’s see what our in-house photography enthusiasts come up with this year… but I won’t make any promises though."

If you're interested, you can download the color profiles for the Lumia 1020 from here, and the ones for the Lumia 1520 from here. If you're not sure what to do with these, then go right here and read up on Adobe's official guide.

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posted on 15 Jan 2014, 10:59

1. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I see no photos, I only see pictures..

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 17:23

2. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


you dont say

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 09:01

4. hipnotika (Posts: 289; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


picture : you draws pictures not take
photo : you take photos not draw...

so you couldnt take pictures with phone
you could take photos ;)

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 04:51

5. reckless562 (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


whooooooooo CARES!!!!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 23:34 7

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1676; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Niceeee.. Nokia does it again

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 04:52

6. reckless562 (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


all they have to do is make a 41MP Android n they have me

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 05:21

7. pureviewuser (Posts: 125; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Nokia bring SOMETHING to improve the cr@p camera on my lumia 920

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