Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 vs LR6/CC CR2 Raw Processing

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Anyone out there using Canon Digital Photo Professional 4?

I've noticed in the past when shooting with my Canon 50D in LR 3 that LR would not keep the picture style I selected, so if I shot in BW or Sephia it displayed in color in LR. I haven't tested/noticed that with my 6D in LR 6.

However today, I noticed that a photo I shot in raw and small jpg that the colors were more vibrant in the jpg in LR 6. So, I double checked the raw file in DPP and the colors are not only more vibrant/rich, but the photo is also sharper.



Has anyone else noticed that with LR using CR2 files? 

What should I be doing differently to make sure the colors, sharpness, etc that I apply in camera is transferring over to LR?

Or should I process in DPP first since it saves to the raw file, and then go over to LR to finish my workflow?

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If you want Canon's rendering, you have to shoot JPEG.

Raw is just that - raw. Each software manufacturer will have their own interpretation, and Adobe's default settings are a bit more of a blank canvas than Canon's.

If you look in the Camera Calibration panel (bottom right in Develop), there's a Profile pop-up. If you select Camera Standard, the colors will be a bit closer to emulating Canon's, and you might want to increase the default sharpening value to more closely match Canon's too.
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Thanks Victoria. I will try that in LR and see the results I get.