0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2011 10:00 PM by Brackynews

    My Nikon D5000 Develop defaults

    Brackynews

      Greetings. I recently had some time to address my growing dissatisfaction with how Lightroom was rendering files shot with my D5000. Some similar Google results offered a variety of opinions on how Adobe camera profiles tend to be hit or miss. After a brief look at the DNG Profile Creator I decided it was far too technical an approach for my needs, and I have no good reason to alter the Camera Calibration profile. So I took the advice to alter my Develop module defaults. (Develop menu -> Set Default Settings...)

       

      In my opinion the following settings create NEF/DNG renders that are equal or frequently better to the JPGs produced in-camera, which is what I need as a baseline to begin my editing. With this camera I tend to shoot people under studio lights at ISO 200-800, so this is tweaked for that environment.

      Your mileage may vary of course, but I hope it is of some use to someone that finds their defaults to be unpleasanty high in contrast.

       

      (Edit: Also here are official version 3 Beta profiles for D3, D300, D700 from Eric Chan. The D5000 is based off the D300 sensor but I don't know how to apply these profiles cross-camera.)

       

      Rather than linking anything, here is the entire text contents of the .LRtemplate file. You can save it to .../Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets/ yourself or simply dial in the very few modified settings in the interface.

      Cheers

       

      D5000 Default (Portraits).lrtemplate

           id = "0943F183-EE6D-493A-8279-82CE011A7329",
           internalName = "D5000 Default (Portraits)",
           title = "D5000 Default (Portraits)",
           type = "Develop",
           value = {
                settings = {
                     AutoBrightness = false,
                     AutoContrast = false,
                     AutoExposure = false,
                     AutoShadows = false,
                     BlueHue = 0,
                     BlueSaturation = 0,
                     Brightness = 30,
                     CameraProfile = "Adobe Standard",
                     Clarity = 0,
                     ColorNoiseReduction = 40,
                     ColorNoiseReductionDetail = 50,
                     Contrast = 15,
                     ConvertToGrayscale = false,
                     EnableCalibration = true,
                     EnableColorAdjustments = true,
                     EnableDetail = true,
                     Exposure = 0,
                     FillLight = 0,
                     GreenHue = 0,
                     GreenSaturation = 0,
                     HighlightRecovery = 25,
                     HueAdjustmentAqua = 0,
                     HueAdjustmentBlue = 0,
                     HueAdjustmentGreen = 0,
                     HueAdjustmentMagenta = 0,
                     HueAdjustmentOrange = 14,
                     HueAdjustmentPurple = 0,
                     HueAdjustmentRed = 0,
                     HueAdjustmentYellow = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentAqua = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentBlue = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentGreen = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentMagenta = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentOrange = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentPurple = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentRed = 0,
                     LuminanceAdjustmentYellow = 0,
                     LuminanceNoiseReductionContrast = 0,
                     LuminanceNoiseReductionDetail = 50,
                     LuminanceSmoothing = 10,
                     ParametricDarks = 0,
                     ParametricHighlightSplit = 75,
                     ParametricHighlights = -5,
                     ParametricLights = -15,
                     ParametricMidtoneSplit = 50,
                     ParametricShadowSplit = 25,
                     ParametricShadows = 0,
                     ProcessVersion = "5.7",
                     RedHue = 0,
                     RedSaturation = 0,
                     Saturation = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentAqua = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentBlue = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentGreen = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentMagenta = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentOrange = -5,
                     SaturationAdjustmentPurple = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentRed = 0,
                     SaturationAdjustmentYellow = 0,
                     ShadowTint = 0,
                     Shadows = 5,
                     SharpenDetail = 30,
                     SharpenEdgeMasking = 1,
                     SharpenRadius = 1,
                     Sharpness = 55,
                     ToneCurve = {
                          0,
                          0,
                          32,
                          22,
                          64,
                          56,
                          128,
                          128,
                          192,
                          196,
                          255,
                          255,
                     },
                     ToneCurveName = "Medium Contrast",
                     Vibrance = 0,
                     WhiteBalance = "As Shot",
                },
                uuid = "A74BC1FB-D23C-405D-AAD1-F89CC8A8E41D",
           },
           version = 0,
      }