I'm a beginner in matters of digital photo processing (and photography for that record). I already know that the RAW file is a dump of raw sensor data with no processing whatsoever applied to it.
My question: How do I get Lightroom to start with settings close to what the in-camera processing does?
What I've tried:
- Use camera profile in Lightroom
- Use the f-stoppers preset in Lightroom
- Try to create a manual preset in Lightroom
Here are some test shots with my Canon EOS 650D:
JPG straight out of the camera:
JPG by using the Canon Digital Photo Professional 11 software:
JPG out of Lightroom without any processing:
JPG out of Lightroom, applied camera profile:
JPG out of Lightroom, applied f-stoppers preset:
At the moment I export TIFF files out of the Canon software and process those with Lightroom and Photoshop, but I'd like to simplify the process a bit.
How do I create a Lightroom profile that resembles the in-camera processing as closely as possible? Any suggestions or pointers are most welcome. I'm more than happy to read a few books too.