Lightroom Classic: Embedded Preview looks better than Develop Preview.

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Lightroom was working just fine, except one fine day, not sure how, it started working all weird. Here's the issue. Photos once imported looks perfect on the import window but it started showing as "embedded view". Then when moving to the develop module they automatically got saturated and contrast was added as though some preset was being applied automatically. Tried all steps with customer service for two months now, But to no use. PLEASE HELP?

Note that the photos are just fine on all other software/viewers/editors like photoscape pro, windows apps etc. The photos that I have earlier edited with lightroom also posed the same issue. NO CHANGE IN HARDWARE.
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Rahul Mishra

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Suzanne Mathia

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If you're seeing the color shift within LR between the Develop and Library modules, that usually indicates your display is assigned a color profile that's incompatible with LR. See this article for how to quickly troubleshoot and then correct the issue: http://www.lightroomqueen.com/article...
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Regarding the Embedded view, you might accidentally tripped up via this option https://blogs.adobe.com/sunil/2017/10/18/embedded-preview-workflow-in-lightroom-classic/

I see your photo is assigned a custom "Camera Neutral" profile. Is that true? Your screen capture isn't showing the choice clearly. Normally upon import, the photos should be assigned a "Adobe Color" camera profile, unless you previously setup a camera model specific default or the "Adobe Color" profile is missing from your system.
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I have been on the adobe customer care calls for hours now, and they have been taking remote and tried doing all kinds of steps (same steps for the last 10 calls with them). I will revert it back to Adobe color. Thanks for this one.
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Thanks again for your help Simon. I just want to understand,  (forgive me for being a noob :) ), that, I can edit the pic as is in other software. However in LR, the photo changes, it is more saturated, more contrast. etc. Why would that happen. e.g I mport the above photo in photoscape and without eiditing, I just save it as jpeg, it remains exactly the same, however, why does it change in lightroom.
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The embedded view is a jpg created by your camera settings, which i different than the LR default color. When you switch to Develop, LR loads its own color look. If you want a default look which resembles the camera settings, you need to set that up manually.
This is a really, really common question which has been asked and answered 1000s of times.

https://www.google.com/search?q=lightroom+changes+color+after+import
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I have been asked today that I should not use Raw pictures, I should rather use jpeg pictures to edit. ROFL.  God knows what the India adobe team has. ROFL ROFL. This is their solution. I am however going to check the suggested solutions above. And get back thanks much for your help
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If your trying to match the in-camera JPEG try using the Camera Matching profiles. What model camera are you using? Here's an example for a Canon camera.
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Hey Rahul,

The Embedded Preview looks similar to what you see in other softwares. Try the follow troubleshooting steps:

1. Open the raw file in Adobe Camera Raw plug-in via PS. Do you observe the same color shift?
2. Try turning off the GPU acceleration (follow https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html) to see if it makes a difference.
3. Follow http://www.lightroomqueen.com/article...  to check if your display color profile is bad. Try setting the color profile to sRGB to see if the color differences remain.
4. Depending on your version of Lr, check if you have setup any camera defaults.