That's how Lightroom works. It doesn't know about or use your in camera toning for raw images
Right but it seems like its not importing the file properly as what i see in camera isnt the same as lightroom.
Waffle ninja! wrote:
Because Lightroom renders according to Adobe Camera Raw settings, not Nikon camera settings.
If you want to preserve camera settings exactly, you have to import the camera jpeg.
If you want to preserve some but not all of the Nikon look in Lightroom (raw files), then choose a Nikon camera emulation profile.
If you want to preserve even more of the Nikon look in Lightroom (raw files), or automate profile assignment.., you need a plugin.
Because that toning is done by the camera when it converts the raw data to a jpg. If you have the camera set to output a NEF the camera still creates a toned jpg which is embedded within the NEF file and used for display purposes, like on the camera's LCD screen, but the NEF is unprocessed raw sensor data. The camera does make a note in the metadata that the camera was set to do toning and that notation can be read by Nikon software, but not by LR.
Only JPG image files will show any 'in camera' picture style, (cyanotype, monochrome, etc) when imported into Lightroom.
All RAW files (including Nikon NEF, DNG, CR2, etc), are interpreted by Lightroom from the full color raw data from the camera sensor, You have to edit/develop a RAW file to mimic your cyanotype effect.
If you only shoot RAW, you may see the thumbnails appear briefly as cyanotype in the import dialog, but then change back to full color as Lightroom builds previews from the raw data.