I try to follow Rick Walker's direction for modifying default settings, but the lens correct does not "take" I click the box on an unedited image and follow his menu instructions, but when I open a new image, the box is not checked. Both images were taken with the same Nikkor that is supported by LR.
Thanks for responding. I used two unedited images. I applied Chromatic aberration and lens correcttion to the first image and followed your instructions by going to the deveop menu. I then opened a second UNEDITED image and there were no lens correction or chromatic aberrations corrections applied. Do I need to "save" the first image? It doesn't seem from your instructions it should be very difficult to do.
Do you apply the setting when you see your new image in the develop module ? When you import your images in LR, you can apply whatever setting to the whole import (such as lens correction and more). But if those images were imported without any settings, you'll have to apply one when selecting the image in the develop mode !
Or is there something I didn't understand in your post ? (It might be )
Try importing a new image and see if the new default setting is applied. Existing images received the old default setting when they were imported so they've already been edited in a way. You can copy the lens correction settings to existing images, either in small sets or large ones.
I'm assuming we're talking about LR. In that case, you select an image that has that correction applied, then select all other images you want that particular change applied to and then click on Sync.
Then make sure that the only thing that is synced is that lens correction.
Sure I haven't explained this very well. Checkout the Sync feature. I would never apply lens correction on import unless I never used more than one lens, and I only used Raw for which that lens' correction is available. I always use Sync, because I use many different lenses, and cameras for that matter. Some lenses have correction algorithms for RAW but not jpeg.
I use a number of camera lenses with several bodies, and the lens correction works correctly with all of them. It's more than capable of handling multiple lenses. It also discriminates between raw and jpeg files and won't apply the same default to both.
>I use a number of camera lenses with several bodies, and the >lens correction works correctly with all of them. It's more >than capable of handling multiple lenses. It also >discriminates between raw and jpeg files and won't apply the >same default to both.
I understand all that. My point is that in that situation, setting up a default import correction isn't appropriate, since I may be importing a series of photos from one shott on which I use more than one lens or even camera body.
Or, are you saying that you can just set lens correction on input, and it will determine which lens was used, and make the proper correction? I would have a hard time trusting that, because when I try to just do a lens correction on a single image, it doesn't always default to the correct lens. Knowing which lens I used, I just make the corrections using Sync.
Some have found that making the lens correction first hinders performance, while making other corrections, etc. For me, I don't want to do anything else before I correct for the lens. It can affect cropping, etc.
LR will determine wich lens was used... If that lens is in the data base, if it isn't it won't correct it ! You'll find more lenses through the "Adobe lens profile downloader" allowing one to find some tailored corrections for some lenses, old and new You can set preferences if you have two (or more) profiles for a given lens.
Does such lens correction degrades the image ? Sure it does, but at what level ? I find that a few squashed pixels here and there, is the price to pay for a cheaper lens that has some pillow or barrel distortion that can be felt in the final picture. Not to speak of chromatic aberration
Must the whole thing be systematically automated at each import ? That's the user's choice, and I'm glad that LR leaves us the choice, as they say, YMMV
Exactly. Although it gets into a more advanced use of the feature, you can even automate fine tuning of the automatic lens profiles, including things like having zero, partial or complete "de-fishing" of a fisheye lens. There's a lot of power hidden in this feature.
>LR will determine wich lens was used... If that lens is in >the data base, if it isn't it won't correct it ! You'll find >more lenses through the "Adobe lens profile >downloader" allowing one to find some tailored >corrections for some lenses, old and new You can set >preferences if you have two (or more) profiles for a given >lens. >
If after importing with no lens correction during import; I select a single photo - then select lens correction, sometimes when the lens is not in the database, it will pick another lens by default.
It would be helpful if I could use lens correction as a default during import. I guess I will have to make sure which lens image won't default to the correct lens. I just checked and saw that two of my lenses are now in the database, but at least one is not.
All of the lenses in your profile, with the exception of the new 18-300mm, are supported and will automatically be picked. Going in manually and then having it look for something else causes it to behave differently. If you just let it work automatically, it will work correctly.