Lightroom not reading custom "picture style"

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Using Lightroom 4.2 with the new camera RAW 7.2 and have downloaded some images from my Canon 650d. Problem is Lightroom seems to ignore the custom "picture style" setting i've programmed into the camera. I increased the saturation and saved it to "User Def 1" on the camera. On opening the pictures, Lightroom seemed to default to the "standard" camera setting under "profile" settings. Is there a bug, as using the Canon software correctly reads the saturation setting I set on the camera.....
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Lee Jay

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That's what it's supposed to do - make any changes in post processing, not in-camera.
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Chris Wright

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Yeah, been looking into it, and that seems to be the case! Just getting into digital slr's so used to in camera settings for changing things. Just replaced my Olympus E420 with a canon 650d...

My 650d is now set to the standard profile!

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Consider setting up camera for one purpose only: best ability to assess basic exposure settings, then

Post-process using Lightroom...

For example, although I generally like photos with a fair amount of global contrast, I dial global contrast down in camera, in order to assess inherent detail in shadows and highlights, while shooting.

My in-camera settings: Neutral style (reduced contrast) with boosted saturation. So I can better see the inherent color in it, as well as shadow/highlight detail.

Note: I have done a fair amount of plugin work aimed at allowing various die-hard users to have Lightroom automatically match camera settings, but I don't use those features nor recommend them - seems backwards to me in this day and age of computer darkrooms, er - I mean Lightroom.