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Lightroom Classic: Set defaults for raw file import

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Apply a Camera Matching color profile and preset for each camera when importing raw files 

 

Wouldn't it be nice if you could specify a different preset for each of your camera brands when you import raw files into Lightroom Classic? Or better yet, how about if we could differentiate one Canon camera from another (or two or more of any camera brand), and apply a different preset to each. Well, those options do exist today in Lightroom Classic.

 

New options in the preferences menu of Lightroom 9.2/Camera Raw 12.2 allow you to configure a variety of settings defining how to treat raw files upon import. You now have the option to set up a default or “master” preference that can be overridden by a camera specific preference if desired. If you have several of the same camera, then it can be further managed by camera serial number. These settings are applied when importing raw files into Lightroom Classic. Follow this tutorial to see how to set your defaults:

 

 

❶ Navigate to the preferences panel

 

To specify default settings for importing raw images, first navigate to the preferences panel:

Edit > Preferences (Win) or Lightroom Classic > Preferences (macOS)

Select the Presets tab from the Preferences dialog box to see the new Raw Defaults section

 

Screen Shot 2020-02-13 at 2.01.15 PM.png

 


❷ Master defaults

In the Master drop-down, you will see 3 options: Adobe Default, Camera Settings, and Preset.   

 

raw-defaults_master adobe default.png

 

 

Adobe Default: This option will apply Adobe default settings to your raw images. 


Camera Settings: If you want Lightroom Classic to select a Camera Matching color profile that corresponds to your in-camera style settings, then you should choose Camera Settings from the Master drop-down. This feature takes in to account the style of the photo (such as Canon Picture Style, Fujifilm Film Simulation, Nikon Picture Control, Olympus Picture Mode, Panasonic Photo Style, Sony Creative Style), and in some cases also settings from the Basic and Detail panels. Camera Settings will override the Adobe Default, but if any camera or setting is unrecognized, Lightroom will use a reasonable substitute instead.

 

Preset: This option allows you to choose a specific develop preset from your list to apply to all of your raw images as they are imported. 

 

 

Set defaults for specific camera models

 

If you use many different cameras, then you may want to process files from each camera differently. In this case, you might want to consider using the Use defaults specific to camera model option. This option appears as a checkbox under the Master settings.

 

camera-model_show serial.png

 

 

You can choose from the same 3 options just described: Adobe Default, Camera Settings, and Preset. The only difference here is that it is chosen on a per camera basis. When you choose Use defaults specific to camera model, the option settings will override the choices that were set above in Master. If you have more than one camera of the same make, you can click the option for Show serial number. This will give you the ability differentiate the cameras that are the same model and allow you to select defaults for each camera separately. For more details, please see: How to set-up raw defaults in Lightroom Classic

 

 

Please Note: 

Raw default settings made prior to version 9.2 will not be migrated when you update to Lightroom Classic 9.2. The settings for previously imported images will be retained but the default settings will be the Adobe defaults. If you wish to maintain your previous defaults, we recommend configuring new default settings after updating to Lightroom Classic 9.2.

 

 

Related topics:

How to set-up raw defaults in Lightroom Classic

Feature summary | Lightroom Classic (February 2020 release)

Get started with Lightroom Classic

 

 

 

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Lightroom Classic: Set defaults for raw file import

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Apply a Camera Matching color profile and preset for each camera when importing raw files 

 

Wouldn't it be nice if you could specify a different preset for each of your camera brands when you import raw files into Lightroom Classic? Or better yet, how about if we could differentiate one Canon camera from another (or two or more of any camera brand), and apply a different preset to each. Well, those options do exist today in Lightroom Classic.

 

New options in the preferences menu of Lightroom 9.2/Camera Raw 12.2 allow you to configure a variety of settings defining how to treat raw files upon import. You now have the option to set up a default or “master” preference that can be overridden by a camera specific preference if desired. If you have several of the same camera, then it can be further managed by camera serial number. These settings are applied when importing raw files into Lightroom Classic. Follow this tutorial to see how to set your defaults:

 

 

❶ Navigate to the preferences panel

 

To specify default settings for importing raw images, first navigate to the preferences panel:

Edit > Preferences (Win) or Lightroom Classic > Preferences (macOS)

Select the Presets tab from the Preferences dialog box to see the new Raw Defaults section

 

Screen Shot 2020-02-13 at 2.01.15 PM.png

 


❷ Master defaults

In the Master drop-down, you will see 3 options: Adobe Default, Camera Settings, and Preset.   

 

raw-defaults_master adobe default.png

 

 

Adobe Default: This option will apply Adobe default settings to your raw images. 


Camera Settings: If you want Lightroom Classic to select a Camera Matching color profile that corresponds to your in-camera style settings, then you should choose Camera Settings from the Master drop-down. This feature takes in to account the style of the photo (such as Canon Picture Style, Fujifilm Film Simulation, Nikon Picture Control, Olympus Picture Mode, Panasonic Photo Style, Sony Creative Style), and in some cases also settings from the Basic and Detail panels. Camera Settings will override the Adobe Default, but if any camera or setting is unrecognized, Lightroom will use a reasonable substitute instead.

 

Preset: This option allows you to choose a specific develop preset from your list to apply to all of your raw images as they are imported. 

 

 

Set defaults for specific camera models

 

If you use many different cameras, then you may want to process files from each camera differently. In this case, you might want to consider using the Use defaults specific to camera model option. This option appears as a checkbox under the Master settings.

 

camera-model_show serial.png

 

 

You can choose from the same 3 options just described: Adobe Default, Camera Settings, and Preset. The only difference here is that it is chosen on a per camera basis. When you choose Use defaults specific to camera model, the option settings will override the choices that were set above in Master. If you have more than one camera of the same make, you can click the option for Show serial number. This will give you the ability differentiate the cameras that are the same model and allow you to select defaults for each camera separately. For more details, please see: How to set-up raw defaults in Lightroom Classic

 

 

Please Note: 

Raw default settings made prior to version 9.2 will not be migrated when you update to Lightroom Classic 9.2. The settings for previously imported images will be retained but the default settings will be the Adobe defaults. If you wish to maintain your previous defaults, we recommend configuring new default settings after updating to Lightroom Classic 9.2.

 

 

Related topics:

How to set-up raw defaults in Lightroom Classic

Feature summary | Lightroom Classic (February 2020 release)

Get started with Lightroom Classic

 

 

 

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Major step BACK is, the loss of ability to set ISO settings specific to camera ISO settings.

Photo taken on ISO 100 is prosed differently for photo shot at ISO 25600 from the same camera, That’s a big step backwards from before.

The new panel is a great idea, but this makes it unusably, and the reason for me that i downgraded to v. 9.1 ageing. 

 

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Bonjour, cela aurait été une bonne idée.

Mais mon iPhone 11 pro n'apparait pas dans la liste 😞

Serait-ce un bug ?

Mes autres appareils sont bien présents.

Alain

PS j'ai trouvé la solution, l'appareil photo natif ne fait pas des RAW, il faut passer par Lightroom par exemple

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If you wish to set a preset specific to ISO settings, you can create an ISO-dependent preset and set it as default for your raw images. Please take a look at this article: Set raw defaults specific to ISO values
I hope that helps.

 

Pattie

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This article about how to set ISO default makes no sense!! after several attempts I still haven’t found out, ho to make my own default ISO templates.

 

I need a simple how to: guide to set profiles to camera specificity ISO default. In my work whit Nikon D5 I use between ISO 100 and ISO 40.000 and those photos need different treatment. 

 

So, how do I set Lightroom to treat ISO 100 whit settings 100, and when ISO 40.000 noise and sharpening according to ISO 40.000??? and all the other settings also included.

 

Best of all, if a SIMPLE NO NONSENS (like before in v. 9.1) BUTTON, set as standard for this camera model, and ISO settings, returned. 

 

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Actually you should do some testing to see if you really DO need ISO specific presets as Adobe does have specific camera noise profiles which under the hood make ISO specific adjustments for you based on the capture of the image itself. You can still futz around with a text editor but perhaps there’s no need. Best to test this new workflow out with your own images before throwing the baby out with the bathwater. 

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After playing with the new presets tab for a few minutes, this strikes me as inconceivably bad. I previously had my default set to Sony "Camera Standard". Not to look at anything in the Sony RAW - just to do what I told LR to do on that camera model - that is default to "Canera Standard".  This new release seems to have blown this up without letting me recreate it (and without telling me). How do I get it back? What am I missing?

 

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And you can still get Adobe Standard (Sony Camera Standard) with the new layout. Just make a preset calling for that profile and select it as such OR set the top to Master to Adobe Default while disabling “Use defaults specific to camera’  which will then apply all defaults and the Adobe Camera Standard to ALL cameras. I think the first route makes more sense because you can build a preset with any camera profile you wish (and more) and apply that to any camera you wish. 

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This does not comport with what I see. I can get it defaut to what the camera was set at, so I have my cameras set to Sony Camera Standard and LR picks that up and RAW oricesses to match/approximate. But what I do not see is a preset choice that lets me pick the camera profile of my choice (not the Adobe standard version). Maybe I am missing a change in naming convention, but I want my starting place to be as close as possible to the Sony creative style of my choice.

Perhaps Adobe need more understandble instructions? Or Adobe is OK with blowing up a workflow model you provided for some time? The answers are not clear to me.

 

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You have a custom DCP Camera profile. You set that in the Profile Browser for the camera. You make a preset to select that (Treatment & Profile). You name that preset (Sony Camera). Then in the new preferences for presets, you select that from the dropdown. 

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NOTHING blow up. 

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One very unhappy customer here too. Okay, maybe you didn't completly blow it all up but not happy with the arrogant disregard for your loyal customers who have been using these features for years! The childish introduction above which pretends this a new feature adds insult to injury. I have now spent many hours over the last 3 days trying to work out what went wrong and when. Finally began to work out what your new interface was and figured it had something to do with 9.2. This stuff is for serious photographers and you just dropped the old function without shouting a warning to us. Why didn't you create a conversion routine for the upgrade. Why didn't you detect I was using this with my own DNG Profile Editor profiles and send me an email? Why aren't there proper full instructions available directly instead of this farce of customers ask each other questions in the hope some Adobe guru may dain to answer them? Updated the pdf manual yet? 

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> "Wouldn't it be nice....."

Yes Pattie, it would be nice. It would be super peachy nice. And it will be even nicer when Adobe finally manages to make and supply color profiles for Canon CR3 cameras. I know, I've heard about what a dirty trick Canon did by revamping CR3 metadata. But you have been doing "Camera Matching" profiles since 2008 without access to the maker's profiles, surely there must be somebody in the lab who can manage it.

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I published an article covering the new way of working in full detail. Have a look if you are struggling to get your old presets working in the new LR/ACR: https://geraldbakker.nl/tutorials-actions/how-to-set-raw-defaults.html

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Merci

 

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Just another FRUSTRATED user. I have read all kind of ways to reset defaults. I did create a new preset where by pressing reset on each photo it would do the presets. I though great, this default preset will automatically load my preset settings in every now catalogue I create...WRONG - *&$!(*!!**#.

 

All I want to do is create a default that creates my settings for every photo everytime I create a new catalogue. Am I missing the point that it can't be done? If I set up a camera specific set of "default values" will that be a universal default that automatically triggers everytime I create a new catalogue?

 

Maybe it's time to look seriously at On1!

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