I'm discovering that DNG images taken in Lightroom Mobile on my iPhone 7 and iPad Pro 9.7 are automatically being adjusted before I start the editing process. For example, when I open a freshly taken DNG to edit, I'll find that Whites are already adjusted to +15, Blacks are set at -5, and Clarity is at +8. Sometimes Tint is adjusted as well.
When I sync the images over to my desktop Lightroom (without making any changes to it on my iDevice), I find the same settings there as well. If I hit Reset or step back in History to Import, everything reverts back to 0.
Is this behavior normal or ????? It strikes me kind of odd that the app would automatically process a DNG, but I can, of course, work around it...
During development of DNG Capture support, feedback we got was that the raw images we captured looked surprisingly noisey. Even though noise is something experienced users may know to expect, especially with the sensor size in iOS devices, the choice was made to apply a profile to make raw images look better. The goal wasn't to apply a look or certain style to one's images, but rather to get DNGs to look good by default, similar to what is output automatically with JPG capture. As you saw, a DNG image can be reverted to its true original form to make exactly the edits you desire.
We appreciate your feedback and welcome any additional thoughts or questions you may have!
Charlie, that makes sense. Thanks so much for your response...