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Importing images into Lightroom vs Luminar AI

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Mar 13, 2022 Mar 13, 2022

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I hope someone can help me with this because it's driving me nuts.  I shoot sports primarily sometimes in jpg and sometimes raw, however, the issue I keep running into is the quality of my images when importing.  When I import my images into Lightroom, they are very grainy and just don't look sharp.  When I import the same image into Luminar AI, my images are not grainy and much more legible.  I don't want to use Luminar AI simply because it doesn't have all the features Lightroom offers, especially importing options.  If anyone has experienced this please post to this thread and let me know what I'm doing wrong.  I can provide any information you might need to help figure out why this is happening.  As of right now, I can't use LR to edit my images.


To give you more information:


New IMac with M1 processor

Sony A9

Sony 70-200mm 2.8


Import options in Lightroom:

1:1 for Previews

None for Develop Settings


Here is an example:



Screen Shot 2022-03-13 at 11.24.12 AM.png


Luminar AI

Screen Shot 2022-03-13 at 11.31.37 AM.png








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