Camera and Lens [M]

Use these controls to change a picture’s tinting and correct lens defects for pictures in RAW format.

Use a camera’s camera profile to correct its typical color and tonality problems. Zoner Photo Studio X comes with its own profile, “Zoner Standard,” for supported cameras. When a given camera is not supported in this way, for most cameras there is still a solution  profiles are also available for free on the internet. You can also generate your own profile using color calibration tables. Some profiles can also be acquired by downloading Adobe DNG Converter.

Use the lens profile controls to correct a lens’s typical vignetting and geometry problems and chromatic aberration. Zoner Photo Studio uses the LensFun database, and so for many cameras, a lens profile is available without the need to download it from the internet. In some cases when a profile is not available in the LensFun database, it can be acquired by downloading and installing Adobe DNG Converter. A list of the lenses available in the LensFun database can be found here. Select a profile and then use the Warp, Chromatic aberration, and Vignetting options to set what defects will be corrected using the profile.

After you select a profile, correction is performed automatically. To manually adjust it, use the TransformationChromatic Aberration, and Vignetting options. Use Transformation to correct geometry distortion (e.g. a fisheye effect). Use Vignetting to increase or decrease darkening or lightening at a picture’s corners. Turn on Chromatic Aberration to correct chromatic aberration, which primarily arises in photos’ edge areas, at high-contrast borders.

If you do not have a lens profile available, expand the Manual Correction section. You can then correct optical defects manually:

  • Barrel Distortion – this sets the amount of barrel distortion correction applied.
  • Antivignetting – use this to either suppress unwanted darkening at the edges of a picture (i.e. vignetting) or to do the opposite – to add such darkening e.g. in order to emphasize content in the middle of the picture.
  • Chromatic Defect – When there is no chromatic aberration in the center of a picture and it becomes gradually stronger towards the edges, you can fix it using the Red-green and Blue-yellow sliders. By using these to “push” the color channels towards each other, you will fix the defect.

More Information

Fix Vignetting and Other Lens Defects: Learn to Use LCPs (and DCPs)