Photoshop/Lightroom: Why are adjustments made on my camera not being seeing in Photoshop/Lightroom?

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From my camera I captured images from different “optimize image” settings. These adjust the hue, saturation, contrast and a B/W setting etc. when the camera captures the scene; let’s say in black and white. On the LCD screen of my camera it looks like it should, black and white. When I import the image it looks like it should, and then it once it is done “loading” the black and white image is in color.

Basically any color change I do on my camera is not loading on photoshop/Lightroom 3. Is there a setting on photoshop/Lightroom 3 I have to change? Why is it not reading my adjustments?
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Are you using a camera RAW format, or JPEG?

Camera RAW formats encode the in-camera settings in proprietary metadata that other RAW processors can't use. If you are using a RAW format, ignore the in-camera adjustments entirely and just use the ACR/Lightroom adjustments.

For JPEG images, the in-camera adjustments are already baked into the image, and should always be visible.