Problem with RAW

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  1. Tony-J

    Tony-J TPF Noob!

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    Hi, im new to photography, got my first DSLR (Nikon D40) about 20 days ago and i really love it!!!

    After reading alot of tutorials i know the advantages of shooting in RAW, but when i open them on my pc, softwares like Capture NX and Lightroom turn them darker than they are. If i convert them from any of these to softwares into jpg they are ok but that way i have no control of what im doing.

    Photoshop on the other hand open them fine but when i save to jpg the colors are not that vivid anymore :confused:

    Think has something to do with color management or with the screen...

    Im really confused, any suggestions?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You may be crossing your color spaces. Check which color space/mode that you camera is set to. Photoshop will recognize this color space and use that, until you save the image into a more standard color space like sRGB.

    I would suggest that you set your camera to sRGB, then it should be the same, for everything you need to do. You do loose a little bit of color gamut, but it shouldn't be too much of a concern.
     
  3. Tony-J

    Tony-J TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the quick response
    I changed some color settings both on my camera and in photoshop and things are better now. I'll have to experiment with that modes a bit more later.
    Thanks :)
     
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    Tony-J TPF Noob!

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    Finally the problem is fixed, might sound strange but the problem was on my graphic card settings. Probably a game must had the settings changed by default because i dont remember messing with them manually.

    Well everythink looks ok now and i can finally edit my photos :lmao:
     

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