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Old Nov 5, 2011, 2:26 AM   #11
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The in-camera decision = "as shot" in LR

What make of monitor do you own? And how are you calibrating it?
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Old Nov 5, 2011, 7:11 AM   #12
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Thanks peripatetic, but this does not seem to be what is happening for me. I shot pictures variously with auto and full sun WB, but LR defaults to "As Shot." I know I could set LR up to apply a specific WB on import (I think), but how do I set it to apply my in-camera decision?
In Photoshop Elements, when I load a RAW file, an intermediary program loads to make the transition into Photoshop. That intermediary program gives me the option to use different white balances, including 'as shot', 'automatic', or a specific setting that was available on camera to try. Once I find one that works, I apply it and then the photo is loaded into PSE. There are also options for contrast, sharpness, etc. I don't know if LR has a similar opportunity - I tried a demo once and didn't care for it.

RAW shooting opens up a lot of creative options, but there is a time penalty for this. When blitzing an event, like today's fire school, JPEG is usually on order for action sequences where I rip off a lot of shots, but RAW is still the format of choice when I make the more selective shots.
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As you point out, Lightroom should be picking up on that and applying it however since 2005 Nikon has been encrypting the white balance setting in the raw files so it may be that Lightroom is just ignoring it. http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1113977781.html

I use Nikon Capture NX so it does pick up the value but then a full license for the application was bundled with my D300 when I bought in in 2008.

Why did I think I was on the Nikon forum!

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The RAW editor that Canon supplies, Digital Photo Professional, applies the "in camera" settings by default. Furthermore, it can emulate any and all of the camera settings after the fact, including Auto Lighting. So I use DPP as the "front end" for my PP workflow, later pass the image on to an Adobe editor for finishing up.

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+1. And the sharpening tools are very good also.
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Talk about doing it the hard way. But whatever floats your boat.
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