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johndoh Registered since 02nd May 2013Mon 27-May-13 02:00 AM
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"jpeg conversion from raw"


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How come I'm getting different color saturation and contrast amongst these 3 different jpeg source when compared to the original raw file. The programs are all set at default. I'd like to have some consistency with my post-processing.

1) direct jpeg from the camera
2) jpeg conversion by nikon viewnx
3) jpeg conversion by lightroom 4

  

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Omaha Registered since 07th Jan 2012Mon 27-May-13 02:17 AM
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Omaha, US
          

I don't have any answer for you other than some speculation (that I won't bore you with).

But I am curious why you care about this.

If you want accurate color, get a calibrated color chart (eg, Xrite, etc) and shoot it under your desired lighting conditions. That can then become the basis for color adjustments downstream.

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Mon 27-May-13 02:23 AM
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Raw files have to be interpreted. There isn't one way of doing that and there isn't one method that represents truth. I would set your goal at getting the image you want as opposed to aligning results between different products. BTW, if you try processing your raw files in other tools (Capture One, DxO, etc.), you'll see additional permutations on those images.

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Mon 27-May-13 02:27 AM
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Your out-of-camera jpegs should look like jpegs that ViewNX converted from RAW as Nikon's software can "read" all the camera settings such as saturation, contrast, etc. Lightroom cannot, so it converts RAW images using its own default settings. Use the camera profiles in the Camera Calibration menu to get you close to what you want or set up Presets.

A RAW image has to be converted by something to be viewable. How it looks depends upon what you open it with.

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kodiak photo Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2013Mon 27-May-13 02:31 AM
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Hi Jonathan,

The guilty one here COULD be your colour space!

You do not provide much info, so…

Make sure that in the camera you selected a colour space
that will be compatible until the end. For ex. other nikonians
selected ProRGB somewhere in their workflow.

Try to stay consistent with RGB 1998 or sRGB and make sure
that your apps preferences are playing along when converting
to other formats.

Good luck,

Kodiak
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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Mon 27-May-13 07:10 AM
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Hi Kodiak,

I'm vaguely familiar with Adobe RGB and sRGB, but I have not seen Pro RGB and RGB 1998 mentioned before. I apologise if I seem to be picking at flies.

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kodiak photo Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2013Mon 27-May-13 07:14 AM
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RGB 1998 = Adobe RGB 1998

My name habits, sorry


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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Mon 27-May-13 11:35 AM
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>I'm vaguely familiar with Adobe RGB and sRGB, but I have not
>seen Pro RGB

The full name would be ProPhoto RGB. It was developed by Kodak to encompass the gamut that digital cameras are capable of.

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Steve6344 Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Jul 2012Tue 28-May-13 12:39 PM
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Aventura, US
          

ProPhotoRGB is a bigger color gamut than sRGB or Adobe RGB and should be used if you are trying to optimize output for printing. Just prior to printing you should convert to the color space of the printer. The camera should be set to the biggest color space available,-Adobe RGB on my D7100.

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markel253 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2013Wed 29-May-13 04:03 PM
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Wed 29-May-13 04:05 PM by markel253

New York, US
          

All JPEGs produced from RAW files are simply a set of interpretations applied by a device or a program. The reason you take RAW files is to make those decisions yourself - otherwise you should shoot in JPEG mode from the start.

Each device or program makes determinations based on general preferences programmed into it. It's a starting point from which you tweak the image to what you want to see.

I would be more concerned if multiple devices/programs were NOT giving you different results.

Don't let it worry you and don't spend time concerned about it ... just make the final results from your RAW files be what you want them to be.


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