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Hey all..

I know this has probably been brought up countless number of times in regards to how lightroom creates a really crappy flat looking image from a good image preview from the camera after loading the histogram and preview..

Is there a solid way of getting around this? Instead of using a user implemented preset to try and match the camera's preview image?.

I am currently using a Nikon D60 using vivid optimization on the camera. Once the photos load up on lightroom, it all goes crappy..

Thanks in advance for the inputs..

Cheers,.

James..

Comments (10)

Lightroom in general ignores any camera settings, such as "Vivid" and sharpening. If you feel the image needs more color saturation, you can always go to the library and bulk apply some +vibrance and/or +saturation..

Vivid = more color saturation. It may be desirable for some lenses or shooting situations, but leads to gaudy looking images in other cases..

If you're trying to do color work on your monitor, make sure you understand it's limits vs your final output device (this doesn't apply if your monitor is the final output device of course)..

Also, monitor calibration and profiling will help once you start mucking with color..

Jameschko wrote:.

Hey all..

I know this has probably been brought up countless number of times inregards to how lightroom creates a really crappy flat looking imagefrom a good image preview from the camera after loading the histogramand preview..

Is there a solid way of getting around this? Instead of using a userimplemented preset to try and match the camera's preview image?.

I am currently using a Nikon D60 using vivid optimization on thecamera. Once the photos load up on lightroom, it all goes crappy..

Thanks in advance for the inputs..

Cheers,.

James..

Comment #1

Thanks for the reply..

Curiously. Is there a specific way in doing a monitor calibration?.

Does anyone know a good tutorial site?.

Thanks again..

Cheers...

Comment #2

Yes, in the case of Nikon at least, the Adobe raw converters do not utilize anything other than WB info; so your Vivid setting and the like are not part of the RAW conversion..

Most people pony up the $$ for a hardware calibration device. I think there are 1 or 2 software based ones running around the 'net...

Comment #3

So ultimately, if I want to get vivid looks or whatever I do on my camera I need to make my own preset. No other way right?.

Thats kind of crummy .

Thankscheers...

Comment #4

Or learn to love CaptureNX  which does use all that info..

Comment #5

I would invest a little more and purchase and learn Capture NX. It will recognize all of your in-camera settings, and lets you adjust them as well. I've tried matching the NX results with Lightroom and have gotten close, but getting better quality (IMO) with NX is so effortless, I don't use the ACR raw processor in Lightroom at all anymore..

I use Capture NX for mostly all post processing, then store/manage and do minor final adjustments to the converted jpegs in Lightroom, and use PSP X2 occasionally for cloning, enhancements, etc, if needed..

I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it works for me, and I am very happy with the results .

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Comment #6

Ah icic I will look into Capture NX..

What format of files do you all shoot with? If it is still NEF, when you use lightroom to convert to jpeg do you lose the colours again?.

Thanks..

Cheers,..

Comment #7

If you want pre-applied presets as determined by the camera, why don't you just shoot jpg?. It'll save you time and storage space.STOP Global Stasis! Change is good!.

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Comment #8

Thanks for the input..

Isn't jpeg more difficult to edit?.

In regards to Capture NX, is there a way to edit all the photos at once, like lightroom?..

Comment #9

I've never found it particularly difficult to edit..

True, raw gives you more flexibility in exposure, and color control. But if what you want is the in-camera presets, jpg is going to give you what you want 98% of the time right out of the camera. so in that case other than cropping, sharpening, and minor tweaking, you shouldn't have much editing. And any editor can do that for you..

You could then save raw for those situations where you aren't comfortable that the presets will give you what you want, and in that case, you are likely going to deviate from the presets anyway.STOP Global Stasis! Change is good!.

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