Here is a
.NEF raw file taken with a Nikon D7000, opened in Camera Raw. Note that
sRGB IEC61966-2.1 is chosen as the colour profile. I have not modified any image settings.
The reds appear washed out. Compare to the image opened (as a copy, using the button at the bottom) in Photoshop:
This is more similar to the image preview on the camera LCD, and how the Windows Photos app shows the image.
I know that any raw image opened in any program has certain defaults applied to it, which may lead to it looking different. However, here the defaults applied by Camera Raw are clearly fine - it's just not showing them correctly until I open in Photoshop.
The camera is configured to shoot in sRGB. If I tick
View > Proof Colours (Monitor RGB) in Photoshop, nothing changes. If I set the profile to Adobe RGB (1998) or ProPhoto in Camera Raw, the colours appear more normal (like the second image), but this is not a solution as I need the profile to be sRGB. If I do
Filter > Camera Raw Filter... in Photoshop, it shows the washed out colours again, as in the first image.
Why the discrepancy between Camera Raw and Photoshop?
Adobe Camera Raw 9.12.1
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.1.1