Camera Raw - Adobe Standard profile for my Nikon has too much black clipping.

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I've noticed Adobe Standard in it's starting point, has a lot more black clipping for my camera (Nikon D3100) than say compared to 'Camera Neutral/Standard etc. Using the contrast slider pushes a lot more tones into black clipping too. It's really noticable if i instead use Camera Neutral etc to compare and see hardly any black clipping.

Is there a reasoning behind this? Is this common for Adobe Standard for all cameras to have this black clipping and over contrasty problem ? Is there a technique used to counter this?

I have to use Adobe Standard for my camera in Lightroom 4.4 as the non Adobe Standard profiles have faulty white balance tables that will give issues when I eventually upgrade to a corrected Lightroom 6.

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It is unclear what you want other people to tell you that they haven't already in other threads. For example here is a relatively long thread from the recent past where I and Eric Chan a senior camera-raw engineer at Adobe replied to your concerns about the bad D3100 profiles from LR 4 and how the Adobe Standard and Camera-match profiles are different from each other: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

My general reply would be: yes, there are variations between profiles, both in contrast and color strength. Just adjust things how you want, that's what the raw editor is for.

If you have a specific concern about a specific photo you're working with then post screenshots of what you're seeing along with your concern and also post a link to the raw photo you're working with--to dropbox.com and post a public share link, here--that will allow others to try and duplicate what you're seeing.

The fact that some photos are dark is not a particular concern if they were shot that way, but if every photo you're dealing with is dark then perhaps you have a monitor-calibration problem.