DCP and ICC paths in the dop files, bug or just a suggestion

I don’t know if this is a “bug” or a suggestion to do with DCP use. I use them to get uniform results from two different a6000 cameras. I noticed in the dop the full path is used for this. To my mind this creates a problem. I feel the path should be held in the program with an automic redirection to a default colour setting if the DCP isn’t installed or found. To initally use the DCP you link the program to where the information is so it seems odd that all it then does is puts that path into the dop. Does this mean that the dop will not work on on PC without the DCP at that location at all? When I get time I will try it out to see but I think a more reliable way should be the DCP should be in the program not the dop.

It’s a real problem, if the path to the DCP isn’t there PL5 can’t open at all the image. That means anyone using an ICC profile or DCP profile can’t open an image unless the profiles are installed at the folder location in the dop. It would appear to me that wherever the information is held (and I think the path should be in the program)there is nothing in PL to allow for a fall back if the information in the dop is wrong. This prevents you passing dop information to anyone else to use on a image in there PL unless you change the Colour Rendering to a PL default setting first.

Yes I also think it is a problem (see here, here).
In my opinion we should be able to define an absolute path in PL settings (to be able to choose between a Mac folder structure or Windows folder structure for example) and from there the path saved in the .dop file should be relative.

@sgospodarenko, @StevenL anything new on this topic ?

It looks like another bug kicked into the long grass!

There has been no response on this problem of PL not having anything to deal with a DCP being used so preventing an image being opened with its dop on another computer, e.g. not having a default fall back to use.

Good morning!

Sorry, I missed this post. @StevenL and @Musashi could you, please pay attention to this problem?

Thank you
Regards,
Svetlana G.

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Thank you @sgospodarenko

As a reminder: in the .dop files the full path to ICC/DCP profile and the full path to the watermark file is saved.
Two different things, similar problem to solve please :grinning: :crossed_fingers:t4:

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My workaround: I keep copies of the profiles I use in a separate folder.
This also helps to get the profiles more easily :wink:

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Sure, thank you :blush:

But if you do not choose this location wisely one day you might have to face the problem on a Mac.
Also, you can not open your files on a Windows computer without having to select a profile again (if you still want to see your edits).

I am sure not everyone is aware of this limitation and sooner or later it should be addressed.

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There is also the major problem no one else can use a dop without the DCPs installed at the same location. There should be a default of falling back onto a op default so the dop can be used with an imige.

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I do not want to bother but… is this on the team’s radar ?
:innocent:

Good morning!

Well, I do not have this info. But let me ask @Musashi to consider if it’s possible to implement such improvement.

Regards,
Svetlana G.

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Thank you :man_bowing:t4:

Well I paused my work using profiles because this kind of problem could one day result in a whole library with dead links to profile file if I do not pay attention where they are on my drive.

@Musashi @StevenL hopefully there is no (beta) work in progress involving ICC/DCP profiles before this is solved (or DxO delivers a statement to this situation so we know what) :wink:

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