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Import Develop settings - Camera Settings

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BobT

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In the Develop Module, one can select any number of the profiles including any of the camera manufacturer's offered profiles, albeit Adobe approximations. However, in the import dialogue box and in the Library Module, in "Develop Settings" or "Saved Preset" respectively, one can select only "Camera Settings", which give only the profile set in the camera. For reasons of the way my camera presents its histogram and blinkies, I would like to shoot in one profile but develop in another. I can certainly switch profiles in Develop but it means consciously changing the profile. It would be nice, if that could be done for me at import as an import develop preset. Is there a way?
 
When I wanted it to import with particular profile I just created a preset with that profile and imported it using it. In Develop you can also change the profile on the first file and sync it to the rest or apply that preset and sync it to the rest.

Not sure if I answered your question.
 
When I wanted it to import with particular profile I just created a preset with that profile and imported it using it. In Develop you can also change the profile on the first file and sync it to the rest or apply that preset and sync it to the rest.

Not sure if I answered your question.
Yes, well I guess a custom preset should work. I'll give it a try.
My point was that while numerous import presets are offered, there is only one camera related one that gives whatever profile was set in the camera, whereas the Develop Module allows the selection of any of the camera profiles.
 
I'm not sure it picks up the cameras profile when importing unless you set that up in the Settings - Presets. It has been quite a while since I did that. It defaults to Adobe Color, for me anyway. It's part of their first look thing I think. There was once a time it opened in Adobe Standard and we were supposed to tweak, etc. Around 5 years ago a C1 video was going around saying how much better it looked out of the box compared to LR. 6 months later Adobe came out with Adobe Color and increased sharpening from 25 to 40.

Probably just a coincidence and they were going to do it anyway but the first look at a product can go a long way. People remember that and these days we live in a more instant results world. There is a reason why they set TVs to the most vivid settings at store. The shiny lure catches the fish. :)

Actually over time I've started to like Adobe Color. There was about year that the Canon R5 did not have camera profiles. Like many I used Color Fidelity profiles but found myself drifting back to Adobe Color.
 
one can select only "Camera Settings", which give only the profile set in the camera
Interesting @BobT. I never looked at this so went searching. I from the following links I learned LrC will load the camera settings it can use and/or the colour profile.
Have you checked to see what LrC sets when you use 'Camera Settings' to see which settings are imported?
 
Interesting @BobT. I never looked at this so went searching. I from the following links I learned LrC will load the camera settings it can use and/or the colour profile.
Have you checked to see what LrC sets when you use 'Camera Settings' to see which settings are imported?
Correct. I did that years ago but forgot. If was before Adaptive ISO presets were available. Before those used a 3rd party developer to apply Color profile and adjustments based on ISO. Jeffrey something. Can’t remember last name.
 
Interesting @BobT. I never looked at this so went searching. I from the following links I learned LrC will load the camera settings it can use and/or the colour profile.
Have you checked to see what LrC sets when you use 'Camera Settings' to see which settings are imported?
Thanks, but unfortunately, that doesn't do it. I could select any number of Adobe profiles but for the camera, it offers only "Camera Settings" which gives whatever the camera was set at, at capture. Nothing wrong with that. It's logical. What I'm trying to do is shoot in one camera profile and import in another camera profile. I guess that was never contemplated. I'll just have to wait till I'm in Develop to change to other camera profiles.
 
Thanks, but unfortunately, that doesn't do it. I could select any number of Adobe profiles but for the camera, it offers only "Camera Settings" which gives whatever the camera was set at, at capture. Nothing wrong with that. It's logical. What I'm trying to do is shoot in one camera profile and import in another camera profile. I guess that was never contemplated. I'll just have to wait till I'm in Develop to change to other camera profiles.
That is what I do now. With presets and syncing options it’s pretty fast and easy.
 
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