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Why when I shoot in black and white, adobe changes it back to color? Shooting in raw
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Susan Wojieck Hartman

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Cristen Gillespie

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Raw can't be altered. The B&W is applied on top of the native raw file. I shoot raw + B&W JPEG so I get the JPEG, but I want the B&W I create to be "inspired" by the JPEG, not baked in.

If you want to post an idea, it's possible for Adobe CR to create a command you can use in edit that applies the same settings you see on your camera's screen when you shoot. I'm guessing there's metadata for that that CR can pull out. On1 2020 already offers a command called AI Match that does just that. It knows I shot a B&W JPEG, and it uses that on the raw file to display the B&W instantly.

Truly, by not being able to affect the original raw file so you always have access to it, you have the best of both worlds. Color OR B&W from one, highly editable raw file, and if you shoot +JPEG, there's always a high quality JPEG if that's what you prefer.
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Thank you so much Cristen. I would have never figured that out. Was searching the internet for the longest time. I so appreciate the info!
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Glad I could help.