I have Leica Q camera and I started to use Lightroom recently. When I view pictures on Windows, they look great, but when I view them in Lightroom colors are off. There is pink tint on every picture. After I adjust white balance lips look very unatural and still too pink. I tried Silkypix and the same picture with adjusted white ballance looks totaly correct with realistic colours.
I would like to continue using Lightroom, but do not know how to fix the issue.
Thank you for help,
It would help to see the histogram in Lightroom for this image.
Please find histogram below.
The histogram looks fine, but you have certainly pushed the tint towards the magenta, perhaps that is the problem?
Unfortunately colours are off directly after importing. Even if I just use
white balance tool on white paper - colors look wrong even after exporting
to jpeg and if viewed by windows viewer.
I tried to reinstall the program, but this did not help.
If the colors don't look right immediately after importing ... should they? I think they should look correct after you correct the white balance, perhaps you need to deviate from the auto white balance tools results and tone down the magenta some; if not then perhaps some localized WB correction is needed?
Viewing the photos in Windows Photo Viewer doesn't always give an accurate representation of true colors. You need to select a color managed application to view the photos outside of LR.
When you export, you need to be sure to select color space sRGB.
I suspect that you have a defective monitor profile.
Most applications don't use the monitor profile, but Lightroom does, and needs a sound profile to display colors accurately.
As troubleshooting and as a (temporary) fix, try setting the profile to sRGB (Adobe RGB if you have a wide gamut monitor).
If this fixes the issue, you should ideally calibrate the monitor with a hardware calibrator.
Press the Windows key+R, type colorcpl in the box, and hit Enter.
Add the sRGB profile, then set it as Default profile. See screenshot (from Windows 7) below.
Make sure that Use my settings for this device is checked.
Hello, thank you for advices. I have updated monitor profiles, but result is still the same. I have downloaded DXO and picture looks much more real after I adjust white ballance. Please let me know if you will have more ideas for troubleshooting.
If it isn't the monitor profile, there are a couple of other possibilities.
I have checked, that I am not using "develop during import". After I have imported the picture at first it looked ok, but after 1 second it changed colours - became more red.
In camera calibration I have just "Embedded" Profile. Could this be some kind of problem indication?
It seems that there aren't any additional camera profiles for the Leica Q.
If you'd be willing to share a raw file (DNG), I could take a look at it, and see if I get the same results.
You could pick an image without any personal content, put it on Dropbox, and post the link here.
The reason that the image changes after a second is that LR needs a little time to render the raw file, and will display the embedded jpg briefly.
Please find picture sample: Dropbox - L1000124.DNG
I have Nikon as well and when I opened RAW file it was fine. You are correct, Lightroom is missing Leica Q camera profiles.
Do you have any ideas how to get those profiles?
Thanks for great help so far
Thank you for your help. I hound out, that Lightroom needed to be updated manually. After the update "Adobe Standard" profile appeared and colors are ok now.
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