2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2015 12:40 PM by davidb88717947

    Same pictures, yet different?

    davidb88717947

      Okay so I have been using Canon's Image Browser, Image Browser Ex, and have now decided to start using Lightroom CC instead. When I import the images I view in Image Browser Ex to Lightroom they are somehow quite different looking.

       

      In Lightroom the images (RAW files) are less colourful and I can see a slight reduction in sharpness in the images compared to when viewing them in Image Browser Ex. Now I contacted Canon support and they said that Image Browser Ex
      is not in any way altering the RAW files when viewing them in Image Browser Ex, it is simply an image viewing program.
      When changing the file format or colour scale (Adobe Rbg etc) nothing happened.

       

      So what is wrong and how do I fix it? How can I make sure the Images look the same in both programs?

       

      Many Thanks, David.

        • 1. Re: Same pictures, yet different?
          dj_paige Level 9

          davidb88717947 wrote:

           

          Okay so I have been using Canon's Image Browser, Image Browser Ex, and have now decided to start using Lightroom CC instead. When I import the images I view in Image Browser Ex to Lightroom they are somehow quite different looking.

          Yes, that's how it works. Each program has its own algorithm for rendering RAW photos, plus in addition, the Canon software makes use of the in-camera settings to decide how to render the photo, while Lightroom does not make use of the in-camera settings.

           

          So what is wrong and how do I fix it? How can I make sure the Images look the same in both programs?

          Nothing is wrong. You cannot make the images look the same in both programs without tedious manual effort (if then).

           

          Let me also suggest that the goal of using Lightroom should not be to make images look the same as other software. The goal of using Lightroom should be to make the images look as good as possible (which in some cases would be better than the Canon software). Along the way, there are many tools you can use to help, such as creating a develop preset (which can include camera calibration profiles designed specifically for Canon cameras) that are applied to every image at import to get you a more pleasing photo right at import.

          • 2. Re: Same pictures, yet different?
            davidb88717947 Level 1

            Ok thank you.