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Lightroom changes the colours of a RAW file

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Aug 20, 2023 Aug 20, 2023

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Recently LR has been changing the colours of RAW files when I import them. It intensifies them. I have been using LR for about a year. This is a recent phenomenon and I'd like it to stop. Can I stop it or do I stop using LR? I use Main LR not LR Classic. I don't want to have to start again as a beginner with LR Classic. Attached are two versions of the same RAW file. The first was produced by MS Photos. The second by Export from LR, No editing was done to either version. This is to show how LR boosts the colours. The Canon 7d was set to Adobe RGB. White Balance was set to Auto.

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Aug 20, 2023 Aug 20, 2023

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This is the nature of raw files. There is no single correct way of interpreting the color and it will depend on what profile you apply. To fix this, change your raw default to "camera settings" in Preferences->Import. If you have Adobe default there it applies a standard fairly saturated profile. Neither is right and the intitial rendering is just a starting point. However if you prefer the images to look initially like what you see on camera, just use camera settings there. For already imported images, hit reset after applying this setting.

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