2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2012 12:09 PM by trshaner

    CR2 - Jpeg colors

    ShacharOren Level 1

      hello everyone,


      i've been working with LR for a while now and using 3.6


      i'm shotting RAW+Jpeg and when importing i use jpeg and raw as seperate files.


      now i understand that colors are very different, but,


      i'm trying to match the CR2 from my Canon 5D Mark 2 to the jpeg with no luck!


      i have tried using the "profile" menu in the "camera calibration section but again no luck.


      i have also tried manipulating every single slider combination (allmost) and again, no good result.


      is there a good fast and useful way of achieving a match between the raw and the jpeg?!


      thanks much,



      shachar oren.

        • 1. Re: CR2 - Jpeg colors
          Scooby007 Level 3

          Yes, use Canon Digital Photo Professional! haha, that's the only easy way I know of. It uses different algorithms and often the default raw processiing is very similar to the jpeg - punchy, deep reds, nice greens, oversharpened (this can be dialed down)

          • 2. Re: CR2 - Jpeg colors
            trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You should be able to reproduce Canon DPP processing easily in LR. Please provide a few more details on what you mean by "no luck" when adjusting your CR2 image files in LR to match the "in-camera" processed JPEG. Information that would be helpful are the Canon 5D MKII camera settings you are using, such as 'Picture Style', 'Highlight Tone Priority,' and 'Auto Lighting Optimizer.' LR's default develop settings do not automatically apply these "in-camera" settings like Canon's DPP application. You can however create your own custom Camera Profile presets to include the equivalent processing settings required in LR to "emulate' them. I have a Canon 5D MKII and my JPEGs shot using the 5D MKII 'Standard' 'Picture Style' setting look virtually identical to the CR2 files when using LR's 'Camera Standard' camera profile default settings. Are you selecting both the CR2 and JPEG image files to use the same White Balance settings (i.e. As Shot) and 'Lens Profile Corrections' settings? Have you changed your camera's 'Default Settings' in the LR develop module ('Set Default Develop Settings')? Any changes made to the LR default raw file Develop settings needs to be applied to the JPEG files. By 'default' LR applies no Develop settings to JPEG files imported "next to" raw files.