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Sun, Apr 22, 2018 7:37 PM

Lightroom Classic: Nef appears darker after import (Nikon d500)

Hi

Probably after changing some setup on my Nikon it appears photos after importing (RAW)  and first read seems to be automatically processed and finally from perfectly exposed and contrasted becomes darker and less contrast. It takes 1 full second to proceed.
I need to adjust exposure etc to recover something The way it mean to be while triggering

I discover this topic 

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1863232

So do I am able to recover my original picture with no process (450 pictures of an event).
- To I need to manually adjust 450 pictures??!!
- What do I have to do on my Nikon d500?
- Is the free and  finally really easy and cloud effective appèle photos suffer from this?

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3 years ago

A raw image is just that - raw. It doesn't have in-camera processing applied. Any raw editor, other than the one supplied with your camera, will have the same issue. 

That said, it doesn't mean you have to manually adjust 450 photos. You might adjust one one photo and sync the edits to the other 449 photos to get them close. 

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3 years ago

Not sure to understand. I just want the raw images to import with no processing. It is not possible?
So why do LR process images?
What setup in to set in my d500 to avoid this ?
Dlightning? 

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3 years ago

But I need a solution because I don't know if I need to adjust exposure, contrat, black, white, high, low 450 times (It seems not all images are the same processing) : 
Using Nikon Capture (first use for me), how do I'm suppose to recover images ?

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3 years ago

You can import RAW images wiht no processing. Look if an import preset is applied.
When you photograph in RAW you have to process them. That is how RAW is mentioned to be..
There is just one setting in your d500 to avoid this and that is to photograph in jpeg. When you do, dlightning does work to. I think is better to learn about RAW.

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3 years ago

Hi 
Thank you for reply. I'm totally ok to process every image. I was just afraid of visible change between first charging and final image in LR
Now for me everything is fine, and really, I will continue using raw. This is so powerful...
I will continue to learn raw. Really interesting 

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3 years ago

One common cause for this is that you might have active D-lighting turned on in the camera. In that mode, it lowers the actual ISO the camera uses by about a stop to half a stop from what it shows in the display. I.e. it underexposes the image a bit. The camera will include a nikon proprietary tag in the raw file that says that this happened and Nikon software will compensate in rendering the raw file. However third party software such as Lightroom cannot read this tag and will show you the actual somewhat underexposed image.

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Not so. That is a misconception all together. The problem persist even with active D lighting disabled. Try another one. From what i am reading over and over again, is that no one seems to know the answer but all just guess work. I think The Lightroom developers should explain the real reason. I am assuming it to be a lightroom glich.

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a year ago

Are you saying that you normally shoot JPG with your Nikon and accidentally switched it to use NEF (raw) format and now don't know how to get the Nikon look (rendering) for your images?

If you want to get the Nikon rendering from your NEFs then you have to use Nikon software to save JPGs that you can then process further with Lightroom.
If you want to start with the NEF and get an Adobe rendering use Lightroom.
You cannot get Nikon rendering using Adobe software because each is based on internal proprietary patented methods known only the their respective companies.  In other words Adobe doesn't know what Nikon does to produce camera-rendered JPGs.  Adobe only knows what Adobe does to produce Adobe-rendered JPGs.

There is nothing unknown or a "guess" about these answers.  The only guess is what you did, what you're asking, and what you expect.