Ok, so this problem doesn't happen TOO often, but often enough to aggravate me and question if all of my RAW imports are messed up.
First off, for some STRANGE reason, whenever I open a .NEF file with my D90 it ALWAYS converts it to grayscale for NO reason what-so-ever. (My D80 is fine).
So, when importing, it renders it as color for a second, then converts it to grayscale... I have no idea what is going on here.
OK great, it made them grayscale, now it's time to fix that? (From an option that was NEVER set before)
Moving on, When using ViewNX you can clearly see this is NOT a problem. I really doubt it could be my D90 because fairly simple programs like ViewNX are doing just fine.
Sadly, I don't have the JPEG's from the shot at the beach to directly compare(I was shooting only RAW that day)
However, here is the same setup, same process, and the attached JPEG's from the D90.
Lastly, I AM using a custom color profile for my monitor. It was made using a Spyder 3 Elite, but I doubt how this could be a problem because I thought Lightroom at least just used the working monitor's profile. I know it can be set in PS, but not in ViewNX or Picasa.
Please help, and I'm about to unistall both LR2 and Photoshop, but I feel that it won't really help much...
I'll post a .NEF somewhere to see if other people are getting the same thing. Please let me know
Here is the beach photo: http://www.filedropper.com/dsc2424
Here is the most recent trip to the zoo... note the black spots: http://www.filedropper.com/dsc0804
I'm willing to take nearly all input, so please suggest something! Send me .NEF's, I don't care, Just really looking to avoid re-installing everything before.
It also worries me that in all my searching, I can't find this kind of problem anywhere :/
:: sigh ::
PS: This will only let me post 3 files... so here we go, In rough order of my description:
PS: Link to all photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeshandssay/sets/72157621754632587/
Mike, when you imported the NEFs, did you accidentally select a Develop
preset in the import dialog box that applies the grayscale conversion. If
you ever want to reset images to the LR defaults, just select the images in
the Library, right click, and choose Develop Settings -> Reset from the
The other possibility is that you have a camera "default" setting that is
applying the gray conversion. It's rather unlikely you could have done this
accidentally, but even so, you can reset the camera defaults by going to the
Develop module (press D key), holding down Option/Alt, and clicking the Set
Default... button in the Right Panel. Then click Restore Adobe Default
Settings in the ensuing dialog box.
I DID have it set to none...
But once I did the ALT+"Set Default" and reset Lightroom it looks Perfect now