Why did you write dcpTool?
In a fit of frustration at not being able to do what I wanted to do (profile to the numbers) with Adobe’s DNG profile Editor
Why is dcpTool a command line utility?
DCP files contain a large amount of detailed data - there simply isn’t a good way to present that much data graphically in a way that will make sense, except by doing the same very high level thing as Adobe’s DNG profile editor.
Will the DCP files I get be compatible with Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw?
The DCP file generation is done by Adobe’s own DNG SDK code, which is what goes into Adobe’s own products.
Ok, I got to a modified DCP file, how do I install it?
Exit from any running Adobe applications, then copy the file to following location:
  1. On Mac OS X:
  2. /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfiles
  3. On Windows 2000 / XP:
  4. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
  5. On Windows Vista:
  6. C:\ProgramData\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
Why XML?
XML is human readable, and editable in a text editor, but still well enough structured to allow it to easily be processed by automated tools.
Why libxml2?
Ummm......seemed like a good idea at the time.
How do I pay for dcpTool?
dcpTool is free software licensed under the GPL. You can use it for free as long as you abide by the terms of the GPL.
However, if you are using dcpTool for commercial purposes (aka, you are using it for something that earns you money), you should make a donation to the project. This allows the dcpTool project, and others like it, to be developed further. You can make a donation at dcpTool at SourceForge.net, or by clicking the “Support this project” box at the bottom of the page. Note that in order to make a donation, you have to first create a user ID and password on the SourceForge site.
dcpTool and Camera Profile FAQs