Lightroom Classic CC: Images become bit hazy after loading in lightroom

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After importing my pics in LR they first look sharp and hight of contrast. During the loading of the preview they suddenly change into more hazy less contrast. It seems like the pictures are being edited by a preset like lens correction or something like that, although I don't have any...

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fz

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It look’s like a rendered preview image in lower resolution.
Ho does it look in the editing window?
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Astrid de Laat

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the same...
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This is one of the most commonly asked Lightroom questions. When first loaded you are shown the embedded JPEG preview while the raw data is being loaded. Once loaded the unprocessed raw image is displayed, replacing the JPEG preview and this is when you see it change. Nothing wrong, this is how it is supposed to work.
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I didn't know that the first thing you see is a JPG. If I understand correctly (like Steve below also comments) it a JPG (witch has been altered by my camera to look this way) its just editing till I get the RAW pic just as I like. I thought I had some presets somewhere going on that made my pics look worse...
Thanks nice to hear I'm not the only one...
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In other words, the first thing you see is the camera rendering which you would get if you shot JPG because the camera embeds a JPG preview, then, once LR has had a chance to compute a new image based on the LR default settings, you see the Adobe rendering, which the starting point for work in LR.

Click Auto in the Basic tone section, change your Profile to Camera Standard instead of Adobe Standard, change your LR defaults, are a few things you can do to make things look more similar to Camera Rendering although why does that matter so much? 

The point of shooting raw is so you can do something different than the camera.  Adobe has no idea what the camera manufacturer has done in the camera to produce its JPG just like the camera manufacturer has no idea what Adobe has done, since each is an independent company with their own proprietary algorithms as their intellectual property, so learn how to use LR and don't care what the camera is doing, or shoot JPG and don't care that you can adjust things in LR.  It's normal they don't look the same.

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I understand now. Its not that I want them to look exactly the same, I just thought that both were RAW pics and I had a set Some kind of preset (witch I didn’t) that change the image for worse. I Made a preset in the develop mode and import the pics in this preset now. Thanks for explaning things...
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Steve: "Click Auto in the Basic tone"?? You mean "Click Camera Calibration/Profile" (not the "Basic" panel, right?)
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I mean click the word Auto in the Basic toning area. I left off the word area. Using Auto Tone, the more common name for the operation, but not what the button says, is an Adobe version, for better or worse, analogous to what some cameras also do when they either increase or decrease dynamic range (compressing highlights/boosting shadows/increasing contrast) to fit into the JPG values.

There's also Dehaze in the Effects or fx area, but it tends to oversaturate quickly so skintones are probably not its best use, compared to landscapes.

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