Raw Shooting in true sense will give you better results after editing as they are uncompressed(Reason why it is appears different from Jpeg's)
FYI, if I open both images in the Windows Photo Viewer, RAW one won't look so over-saturated anymore. Btw, I'm usually shooting JPEGs, so I haven't noticed this so far.
See RAW vs JPEG .
First of all, the Windows photo viewer can't view raw files, so it displays the raw file's jpg preview, which should be identical to the jpg.
Second, the jpg has blown highlights in the LED stripe, that are not blown in the raw file. This will probably increase the intensity the purple as well. (one big advantage shooting raw is the ability to recover blown highlights)
If you want the highlights like the jpg, try dragging the highlights slider a little to the right in Develop.
Apart from the purple, I can't see any major color differences between the two.
Hi guys, thanks for the heads up!
@F. McLion - This works great - by setting it to a Standard Profile in the Camera Calibration panel I get pretty much the same "look" as a JPEG version (in terms of colors), i.e. the stripe is not over-saturated anymore.
@Per Berntsen - 1) Are you sure about WPW's inability to display NEF format? According to this, it can actually display it. I've just checked it, there is a difference, but smaller than in LR, tho. 2) Yes, there is not much difference but my only concern was the stripe because I've expected image to be washed out not vice-versa. Hence, this got me thinking that maybe I've got something not set properly so I made this query.
Anyway, the matter is much clearer now and this is enough for me to say "case closed".
Again, thanks everyone!
I had a shooting few days ago and I used JPEG+RAW(NEF) setting on my camera. Now, I wanted to edit photos, so I made a new collection and imported all photos to Photoshop Lightroom v5.6. However, while JPEGs look the way I expected, RAW ones look way more aggressive/vivid than JPEGs. Please take a look at provided example - purple RGB led stripe in the upper right corner - it's over-saturated. Both images are untouched, straight-out-of-camera samples.
You are describing two separate issues:
1) Slight differences between in-camera JPEG rendering and LR's raw file rendering.
Try all of the 'Camera' profiles located in the Camera Calibration panel under 'Profile.' You can create custom Develop presets with specific camera profiles and settings that you prefer as a "starting point."
2) A known issue with Adobe DNG Camera Profile rendering of UV light (purple light).
This is a "unique" and different issue. I suspect the in-camera JPEG has no clipping in the purple light area that renders darker with the raw file. Along with trying different 'Camera' profiles try turning Vibrance down slightly in the Tone panel and increasing Saturation if necessary to keep the other colors looking normal.
Wow, that's a great info, thanks Todd Shaner!
Actually, the "1)" it's not an issue - I can deal with flat colors (I've expected that). It's the "2)", i.e. "purple light" rendition in LR that caught me "off guard". I didn't expect that kind of clipping, but, as suggested, selecting appropriate Color Profile in the Camera Calibration panel easily deals with it.
It's good to know this, thanks.
DMajstorovic I think the respondents have covered the issue adequately. I just wish to make a point that RAW files simply have no colors this is applied when rendering is done by the raw processing software.