Lightroom: Trashes 1d x images

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I have just returned from a trip where I have been photographing seabirds with my new canon 1D X and I have just upgraded to the latest version of lightroom. The dng files generated by lightroom are unusable. It appears to be over sharpening the image by default creating grain like artifacts. Is there any way of modifying what happens to file when it is imported? My first impressions of v4 is that you have gone too far with the "auto" or "we know best" features of the product and taken too much control away from the user. I get good results from using the canon software but it is a nightmare to use for any quantity of images.
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Keith Regan

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Chris Cox

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Which version of Lightroom?

And can you provide an example of what you're referring to?
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Keith Regan

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Hi Chris

V4.2 and no new updates available according to my copy.

This is a section of a picture of a gull. Note how lightroom has treated the grain in the sky and to my eyes the lightroom image is dull and flat. I haven't made any change to the image other than convert to jpeg.

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Keith Regan

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Hi Chris

An acknowledgement that you are still considering this problem would be helpful. My living depends upon photographic software and its ability to speed up my work flow and generate high quality images. Lightroom has been the best option for a long time and I would like to continue using it but clearly the quality of the output with v4 and the 1D X is not up to the standard I have come to expect. I have now had time to look at a range of pictures taken in different conditions and the creation of grain where it doesn't exist is a universal problem not limited to the sea bird photos. If there isn't a fix or it is something which I am doing wrong which can be corrected I will need to start looking for alternatives fairly quickly much as I will be sad to see the demise of lightroom.

Thanks
Keith
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Keith, I'm trying to understand your workflow. It sounds like you are shooting raw, then importing into Lightroom with Copy as DNG? Do you apply any develop presets during import?

In the sample you posted, I understand the inset is the image in Lightroom. Where/how are you viewing the comparison image that isn't Lightroom?

Thanks,
Becky
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Keith Regan

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I have started this thread in the hope that I can get a response from lightroom. I have raised this problem before and I am being resolutley ignored by the lightroom support staff despite several prompts. This says to me that you have a major problem that you can't resolve and that effectiveley lightroom in its current form v4.2 is a defunct product which Adobe still want to sell to unsuspecting buyers. After many years of using an excellent product it is a sad way for it to end. My advise to all users is to avoid v4 like the plague and if you are a canon user do not upgrade until you have found an alternative work flow solution. Don't think that Adobe products are going to be of any use to you.

An aside to Chris Cox - Ignoring your customers is a sure way to admit your product has a major flaw as well as being incredibly rude and annoying.

Keith Regan - now a very annoyed and disillusioned man.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom and 1D X - Lightroom creates grain in all 1D x images.
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Chris Cox

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I didn't ignore you - I just asked for important information that you left out, so the Lightroom folks could help you. After that, I can't help much with Lightroom issues.
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Keith Regan

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Nine days ago I asked for an acknowledgment that you were still looking at the problem and your response was a deafening silence. All you needed to say was that you had passed the problem on, but you couldn't be bothered to make the effort. That qualifies for my definition of being ignored and amounts to bad customer service, your feeble response just makes matters worse.
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Hi Becky

You are correct about the work flow. I do not use any presets in the import. The comparison image is generated by the Canon software Digital Photo Professional. The two images (jpg at 300 dpi) were then combined in photoshop CS3. No modification was made to either image by my intervention other than cropping. Sorry if that was not clear.

The limit on upload size does not help when trying to pass on useful material for you consider. If you would like samples of the original raw files let me know the best way for you to access it.

Keith
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William Daniels

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Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1 64 bit has not worked for me ... is adobe planning something better by way of a line item ... something you could buy rather than toss rocks at?? So far, my version was not up to 10% sorry if I can I will make a positive comment some time ... and yet I fell like adobe leaves me disappointed and with a hodge podge of software ... a not too admirable collection of software that doesn't work well do I blame adobe well yes ... I am not the one writing the software seems like it is published too soon before you realize none of it works ... boo who?
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Chris Cox

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Could you please create a new topic and tell us exactly what is not working for you in Lightroom?

This topic is over 2 years old, and so far doesn't seem related to anything you posted.