these two images show the exact same .nef file being opened in two different programs. The first one with the blown out colors is opened in Adobe Camera Raw. The second one is opened in Nikons View NX 2 software. This is also the way I see the photo on the display of my Nikon D5100 camera. I really would like to handle my .nef files in Bridge and Adobe Raw and not in Nikon View NX2. Can someone help me with this please? I have Photoshop CS5.1 (64bit) and Camera Raw 220.127.116.119.
Thanks in advance,
Have you tried switching to a different camera profile (camera neutral for example)? Another alternative would be to adjust the Camera Raw image until it looks right, and then save new camera defaults.
Camera Raw will never match ViewNX because it doesn't read the in-camera settings such as saturation, sharpness, picture styles, etc.. It can take a little time to customize ACR to your camera and your style of shooting.
Thanks for the reply. How do you switch the camera profile please?
I can adjust the settings in ACR so that it looks more like the Nikon Software, but it's not easy to match this. Also, when I pull vibrance to -100 for example to regain the detail, a lot of noise appears. You'll have to admit that there is a BIG difference here between the two images. (both are untouched)
You go to the camera calibration tab (the little camera icon) and the second item is camera profile. Click on that pull down, and you'll have a number of different choices that are specific to your camera. And, yes, there can be huge differences in the results of different raw converters. It's just the nature of the beast. TAKE NOTICE! Different camera profiles are only available for raw images.
Clad to be of help. At one time I had camera neutral set as my default in Lightroom (same options as ACR). But I have switched since then. And if you find that one profile works the best most of the time, that is the one I suggest you make part of your default settings. Then you can always switch to another profile when necessary.
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