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Lumix s5 raw images lightroom - hugely underexposed.

Community Beginner ,
Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Has anyone had this issue. I've shot them properly exposed and yet when imported to lightroom they turn almost pitch black. 

 

Any help?? 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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This is probably caused by some camera setting that lifts the shadows or increases the brightness of the image.

Camera settings only affect jpgs, including the image you see on the back of the camera and the jpg embedded in the raw file. Check your camera for any exposure settings, and set them to neutral.

 

You can also, if you like, put a sample raw file on Dropbox or similar, post the link here, and we could take a look at it.

 

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thanks Per, I definitely have removed any such features like auto exposure etc etc, here is a link to some raw shots. The odd thing is, they even show up properly exposed on the preview files on my computer but when they are imported into lightroom or capture one they immediately become about 3 or 4 stops underexposed... And the same when they are uploaded onto Google drive it seems. I don't get it!

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1N31t2HqF8wlA53OWUpLHTc0Opj9ZxUPU?usp=sharing

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LEGEND ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Hi, @jonathann29893633 

 

Most viewiers, by default, show the JPG preview embedded in the raw file. Lightroom Classic shows it rendering of the actual RAW and does not show the JPG preview. So when you say "The odd thing is, they even show up properly exposed on the preview files on my computer but when they are imported into lightroom or capture one they immediately become about 3 or 4 stops underexposed", I say there's nothing odd about it, that's what Lightroom Classic is supposed to do.

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thanks for your reply! I'm still confused though.. I had a canon mark Iv which I shot raw on and the raw images came up in lightroom as I'd shot them and so I had the latitude to play with exposure as I wished. These S5 raw files are hugely underexposed when imported, even though I overexposed some to test - the overexposed ones are just usable when the exposure is brought up in lightroom and the ones that were properly exposed in camera arent usable.. so that doesnt seem right to me? 

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LEGEND ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thanks for your reply! I'm still confused though.. I had a canon mark Iv which I shot raw on and the raw images came up in lightroom as I'd shot them and so I had the latitude to play with exposure as I wished. These S5 raw files are hugely underexposed when imported, even though I overexposed some to test - the overexposed ones are just usable when the exposure is brought up in lightroom and the ones that were properly exposed in camera arent usable.. so that doesnt seem right to me? 


By @jonathann29893633

 

I don't have your brand of camera. I have a Nikon DSLR. There is a function called "D-Lighting" on my DSLR which causes the exact same problem when you turn it on. The JPGs look fine, the RAWs look fine in Nikon software (because it knows how to compensate when this option is turned on) and the raws look dark in Lightroom Classic (because LrC doesn't know what to do with this particular option).

 

I realize this is little help for your Lumix S5, other than you need to look for such a function and turn it OFF, and then your problem ought to be solved.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Your photos show up in my Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 (Windows 10) as very dark, over +3 exposure needed to get a reasonable looking photo. I agree with @Per Berntsen , I believe this is an in-camera setting which affects the JPG and the JPG preview, but doesn't affect the raw as it appears in LrC.

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