Lightroom & RAW: Post Processing!

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    So, I hear you should boost basically all images with sharpness and color etc...

    Any comments on what *you* do generally for all your images you process?
    Such as what numerical value you use for sharpness and color saturation or whatever else you do...
     
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    That is entirely dependant on the camera. Also Lightroom's defaults already boost the sharpness slightly. I definitely do not boost saturation. Unrealistic colours is one of the reasons I left Capture NX and switched to Lightroom.

    Basically if you find a combination of colour settings, tone, sharpness, and any other settings that work well as a starting point for every image then set them to the default (just leave white balance alone in the default settings or it may override the camera).

    This stuff is also shoot dependant. I finished 400 photos of a volleyball tournament with half overcast lighting which looked very bland, so I adjusted the brightness, upped the contrast, and boosted the saturation on one image, and copied those settings to all images in that folder to form a new starting point.
     
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