Can you provide a sample image via somewhere like Dropbox?
The 2 links I sent you are of photos one red anemone and one purple anemone.
I have found a photo which might illustrate the problem much better. It is
of a blue anemone which appears green in Lightroom.
I hope this helps.
If you look at the Tint slider with As Shot WB set, you’ll see it is maxed out at 150 for all three of your sample images.
I think this means that LR’s DNG Profiles don’t have the range to entirely neutralize the WB so your images are left with the wrong WB and no way to fix it.
Adobe profiles don’t do a good job in extreme lighting situations, especially with an overabundance of blue light which underwater pictures typically have.
You can mess with the Calibration sliders a bit and get some of the colors to be more like the camera-JPGs have, but some colors will still be different.
If you have an X-Rite color-checker, that you could photograph without getting it wet, then you could make a custom camera calibration profile for that specific lighting scenario and maybe it’d work, but maybe the profiles still can’t extend beyond a certain point. I am also not sure how you’d keep the color-checker dry underwater.
Is there any way I can contact Adobe themselves to get them to add a new
Codec to rectify this problem? Otherwise it seems I have purchased 2 of
their products Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Elements 13, neither of which
will work for my underwater photos!
I believe this issue is a problem with the underlying architecture of the DNG Profile standard, not Adobe, specifically, although DNG Profiles are what Adobe uses.
However, you might find you can create a copy of an existing Adobe profile to extend the WB range and get a better conversion as outlined, here:
Hi, I'm having the same problem. Did you try ssprengel's suggestion and if so did it work for you?
Alternatively did you find another solution?