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How to Build Your First Personal AI Editing Profile
How to Build Your First Personal AI Editing Profile
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What's a Personal AI Editing Profile?

Your Personal AI Editing Profile is essentially a mirror of your editing style. It takes your previously edited images, through uploaded Lightroom Classic or Capture One catalogs, analyzes the adjustments you made when editing them, and stores that information inside itself. This allows it to apply them to new images that you will use it on, mirroring your unique editing style.

Based on the editing patterns that it gathers from your previous works, the AI learns how to adjust the following sliders:

  • Tone (Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks)

  • White Balance (Temperature, Tint)

  • Presence (Texture, Clarity, Dehaze, Saturation, Vibrance)

  • Detail (Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Luminance Smoothing)

  • HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminance)

  • Tone Curve (Parametric, Point Curve, and RGB)

Your AI Profile analyzes the unique setting and scenario of each image it edits and adjusts its actions according to its knowledge of your editing style.

How to Create a Personal AI Editing Profile

Step 1. Create a New Profile

On the home screen, click on the Get Started button, in the upper right corner. Note, that if you already tried creating a profile, this same button will be named +New Profile.

Alternatively, you can click on your name in the top right corner and from there select the AI Profiles Tab. This is the place where you can review all your Personal AI Editing Profiles, AI Styles, and Creator Styles, as well as create new profiles by clicking on +New Profile.

Step 2. Set Profile Name, File Type, and Color Type

You will be presented with a screen that will prompt you to name your profile, as well as select which file and color type will this profile work with.


This is pretty straightforward, simply type in the name you'd like this Personal AI Editing Profile to have. We recommend choosing a descriptive name that will help you differentiate this specific profile from the ones you may create in the future.

Image Type - RAW or JPEG

The next step is to choose which Image File Type this profile will be based on - JPEG or RAW.

If you plan on training it and using it to edit JPEG images you will select JPEG. Similarly, if you plan to train it and use it to edit RAW images you will select RAW.

Aftershoot's AI analyzes the edits you applied to these images and will create the profile based on the image's starting point.

Color Type

The last step is to decide whether this will be a Color or a Black-and-White profile.

A Color profile will keep an image's colors when editing, while enhancing or correcting them, in correspondence with your style.

A Black-and-White profile will convert photos to Grayscale when editing.

Note: Please keep in mind that a single AI Profile can be trained on a single File & Color type combination. You can't use RAWs to train a JPEG profile, and vice-versa.

Once you're finished naming the profile and making your selections click on the Continue button.

Step 3. Select Your Catalogs

This is arguably the most important step in building your own Personal AI Editing Profile - choosing the Lightroom or Capture One Catalogs on which you will train the profile. It is based on these catalogs that the AI will learn which style it should apply when editing future images.

Note: Please keep in mind that a single Personal AI Editing Profile can be taught using only one type of catalog - Lightroom OR Capture One. Since the two have inherent technical differences, you cannot train a catalog on different catalog types matched together.

There are three methods to upload your catalogs:

  • Drag and drop them into Aftershoot

  • Click on the Browse button on the right and select them from your device

  • Click on the Choose button on the left and select from your most recent catalogs

You can upload up to 15 different Lightroom or Capture One catalogs. We recommend that you add catalogs with images that correspond to the editing style you wish to train your Personal AI Editing profile in.

Note: Please keep in mind that the more images each catalog contains the longer it will take for Aftershoot to analyze them and build your profile.

Aftershoot needs at least 2,500 images to create a Personal AI Editing Profile. However, the more images you upload the better and more precise your profile will be. We recommend starting a profile by uploading at least 5,000 images to achieve better results.

Step 4. Explore Your Albums and Select Images

Now that you're done selecting the Lightroom or Capture One catalogs you wish to train the profiles on, click Continue. You will be taken to a new screen where you need to select the edited images within your catalogs.

On this screen, you can see all the folders or collections inside your catalogs neatly displayed in front of you. Switch between Folder view or Collection view by clicking on the buttons with the same name.

Right now you need to choose the Collections and Folders which

Now you need to choose the Collections and Folders on which the AI will be trained. A catalog can include hundreds and thousands of both edited and unedited images. Selecting them manually would be a tedious, monotonous, but most importantly - a time-consuming task. Hence, we use a filtering feature to help you streamline that process.

First, click on the Apply Filters button on the catalog you wish to use. On the right-hand side of the screen, you will see a dashboard that lets you filter images by Image Type, Star Rating, Color Label, Flag, and Camera.

After you’ve applied the appropriate filters, select the desired folders or collections within each Lightroom catalog to build your new AI Profile, then click on “Upload Photos” at the bottom of the screen.

With Filters applied all that's left to do is to select the desired catalogs, folders, or collections by clicking the checkbox to the left of their name. Then simply click on the Upload Photos button in the bottom right corner.

Note: If your Upload Photos button is disabled that means you haven't applied Filters to every catalog you selected to upload. Please do that before proceeding.

Step 5. Photos Upload

In this last step, you will be taken to the next screen, where you will see a time estimate for the photo upload.

During this time Aftershoot will verify the locations of all images and create its own Smart Previews using the Adobe DNG Converter tool. This helps speed up the editing process, as Smart Previews are smaller in size and quicker to load than the original files. They are especially beneficial when working with large original files on slower computers.

The speed at which the photos will be uploaded depends on your internet connection. The process can take up to several hours depending on that and the size of the Lightroom or Capture One catalogs you are using to train your profile. Please note that once your profile is done you will no longer need an internet connection to use it.

During this time you don't have to stay on the Uploading screen and can use Aftershoot regularly by clicking on the Back to Home button. But please do not let your device go to sleep as that will interfere with the upload process.

Once the upload is done and the profile is built you will receive a notification inside of Aftershoot and an email stating that your Personal AI Editing Profile is ready to use.

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of your very first Aftershoot Personal AI Editing Profile and can test it out. For your next steps consult our other Guides on Editing or our Youtube Channel.

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