Importing from SD card to macbook air

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Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Hi everyone,

I did a photoshoot in black & white this morning and now that I imported the photos to my mac, they are all showing in color. Does anybody know why this happens? I want to import the photos exactly as I took them in camera.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

Did you 'shoot' in 'raw' mode? Or JPG?

If your camera was set to 'raw' , then Lightroom-Classic imports and renders the sensor data which always contains all three RGB color channels. The Previews in LrC will be Color. (May be exceptions if LrC shows 'Embedded' previews temporarily- But they WILL change to color when standard previews render.)

If you shoot in JPG mode, then the CAMERA renders the raw data and applies the B&W edit to the files.

 

It is a GOOD THING that LrC uses all three color c

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Did you 'shoot' in 'raw' mode? Or JPG?

If your camera was set to 'raw' , then Lightroom-Classic imports and renders the sensor data which always contains all three RGB color channels. The Previews in LrC will be Color. (May be exceptions if LrC shows 'Embedded' previews temporarily- But they WILL change to color when standard previews render.)

If you shoot in JPG mode, then the CAMERA renders the raw data and applies the B&W edit to the files.

 

It is a GOOD THING that LrC uses all three color channels in a raw file- as YOU now have full control over the 'Tonal Values' of each color channel independently when you convert to B&W in the Develop module.  This is not possible if you accept a B&W JPG files from the camera.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.4.1 Photoshop 23.4.1, ACR 14.4.2, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.2, Windows-10.

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And you can get a quick B&W preview if you-

1) Select all Preview thumbnails in Grid view

2) Press the keyboard [V] key!-   How easy is that!

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.4.1 Photoshop 23.4.1, ACR 14.4.2, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.2, Windows-10.

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Cheers Rob!

Extremely clear explanation on what happened.

 

Thank you so much!

-G.

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