3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2013 6:12 AM by b2martin_a RSS

    Big problems with blue and purple areas in images... Help?

    kinorafilms

      Hi all,

       

      I recently upgraded(?) to CS6, and I'm seeing some really weird stuff in Lightroom. Any help would be hugely appreciated!

       

      Here's the gist of it: I was hired to shoot an event at a church, and in any images that have areas of blue or purple, the colors are being interpreted incorrectly in Lightroom and Bridge. Check the attached images to see what I'm talking about. The images look fine at first, but as soon as Lightroom loads them fully, any areas of blue or purple are turned bright, primary blue. I thought it might be just a rendering error in Lightroom, but if I export a JPEG, it looks the same, with the weird blue areas. I'm really mystified.

       

      In the first image, you can see an image as it's loading, with the correct purple gradent behind the band. In the second, Lightroom has decided that whole area should be rendered as a uniform, primary blue. In the third image you can see the thumbnails at the bottom of the screen, with the on-stage decorations rendered correctly. The fourth picture is a few seconds later, after Lightroom has worked it's magic on all of them. On an unrelated note, the worship leader's expression is really funny in the third and fourth images.

       

      Again, I would be immensely grateful for any help. Specs:

       

      OSX 10.8.2

      Camera Raw 7.3

      Lightroom 4.3

      Bridge 5.0.2.4

      Canon 7D, 60D

       

      Cheers,

       

      Paul Bryant

       

      http://kinorafilms.com/Raw/1.jpghttp://kinorafilms.com/Raw/2.jpghttp://kinorafilms.com/Raw/3.jpghttp://kinorafilms.com/Raw/4.jpg

        • 1. Re: Big problems with blue and purple areas in images... Help?
          b2martin_a Community Member

          What camera profile do you have selected in Lightroom and Camera RAW?  Purple is a difficult color to reproduce accurately.  I suggest you go to the camera calibration tab and select the same Camera profile you have selected in the camera.  If you have not changed the camera profie the default for Lightroom and ACR is Adobe Standard. 

           

          The initial view you see is from the jpg in the RAW file, which is replaced by what Lightroom and ACR render using the Camera profile that is selected. 

          • 2. Re: Big problems with blue and purple areas in images... Help?
            kinorafilms Community Member

            Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to reply, that was the fix. I was shooting on Faithful (0,0,0,0) which I assumed would be easy for the raw engine, but Lightroom was defaulted to Adobe Standard. I'll keep an eye on that in the future.

             

            Cheers!

             

            Paul

            • 3. Re: Big problems with blue and purple areas in images... Help?
              b2martin_a Community Member

              Most third party software does not read the in camera settings, I would say all but not sure about that.  Lightroom and ACR only read the white balance data and uses defaults for everything else.  You can save a new default that uses any of the available Camera profiles.  You can also make the default ASA and/or camera serial number specific.  I have mine ASA specific and have different noise settings for the various ASA.