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Import Importing Raw file without applying Noise Reduction

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Trying to show students Color Noise, but LRC is too good and removes it during import. Tried removing RawDefaults.xmp but LRC recreates the file during import.
Is there a way to import an uncorrected file?
Cheers!
 

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and make it your import default preset
 
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Trying to show students Color Noise, but LRC is too good and removes it during import. Tried removing RawDefaults.xmp but LRC recreates the file during import.
Is there a way to import an uncorrected file?
Cheers!

It is not possible to import a RAW file without applying some basic corrections. A RAW file is not RGB. It is essentially a listing of photo site values that are yet to be demosaic’d and converted to RGB. If you could “see” a RAW image, it would appear flat toneless, fuzzy and somewhat noisy. In the process of converting RAW to RGB, all RAW processors apply some basic tone balancing, sharpening and noise reduction.

Adobe used to have a preset called “Zero (something or other). It was the closest thing to viewing a RAW file as an RGB image. If you move all of the develop sliders to their neutral positions, you will come as close as anything to an “unprocessed” RAW file.


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Adobe used to have a preset called “Zero (something or other). It was the closest thing to viewing a RAW file as an RGB image. If you move all of the develop sliders to their neutral positions, you will come as close as anything to an “unprocessed” RAW file.
It still exists. It's called "Zeroed" and you can find it by enabling the "Classic - General" preset group using the "Manage Presets" option (available when clicking on the "+" icon in the Presets header).
 
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