When I view ARWs in Lightroom, I sometimes find the white balance of the embedded preview JPEG to be perfect, so I'd like to apply it to the RAW. How do that I do that in LR or other (free) software?
Here's an example. First, the original ARW file. And here's the preview JPEG, which accurately captured the color of the sunlight on the door:
(This is a screenshot of FastRawViewer, set to display the preview JPEG. I couldn't figure out how to tell FastRawViewer to save it as a JPEG, so I took a screenshot.)
In Lightroom, the photo has an orangish look — a warmer white balance:
So I changed the Color Calibration profile from "Adobe Standard" to "Camera Standard", which helped, but it still has too warm a white balance:
I then tried Sony's Image Data Converter, with the white balance set to "Camera Setting", assuming that it will be truer to the camera (Sony NEX-5R), but it was worse:
I'd like to apply the white balance in the JPEG to the RAW file. Is that possible in Lightroom, or with other free Mac software?
It would have helped if I'd shot RAW+JPEG, but I didn't, so I'm looking for a way to apply the white balance from the embedded JPEG to the RAW.