Protect oversaturated colors in Lightroom

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Some colors often becoming oversaturated during RAW processing. Please add a feature to protect oversaturated colors, similar like in DxO.
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What kind of adjustments are you making, to end up oversaturated?
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Basically any solid colors can easily become oversaturated with certain lighting conditions, especially when i try pull up vibrance or saturation. I think there is a reason why DxO was implementing this feature and it works pretty well.

For example a photo taken with Sony A7III, processed from RAW. Look the purple.



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Use less saturation and more vibrance.  Saturation affects all the photo but vibrance just affects the muted colors.  You could also try to do a range mask selection of the oversaturated colors and use a local adjustment.  
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I seen your vibrance/saturation was zero.  I suggested less (minus) saturation and a plus vibrance.  A minus saturation would bring down the the saturation of the whole photo and a plus vibrance bring back the subdued area and leave the saturated areas alone more or less.  Sometimes it works and sometimes not.  

After thinking about this more,  a tool to fix this issue is the HSL panel TAT tool using the Saturation section.  Activate the TAT tool and click and drag down in the purple flowers.  Unfortunately this will affect any purple in the photo which you have.

Another method, which I suggested before, would be to use a brush and the range mask set for color and just select the purple flowers and then reduce the saturation in the local adjustment.  This would leave the other purples in the photo alone.

Lightroom does not need a new tool to protect color saturation, the tools are already in Lightroom to do the job if you use them right.

BTW, its not just digital, I shot film for a long time and different film was more sensitive to different colors, often by design. 

If this is an ongoing problem you could create your own camera profile to address the issue of certain colors to avoid this issue.  I personally have never done this.
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Andras, what about if you explore your camera's profiles(within Lightroom)? I won't lie to you, I really like Adobe's colour profile but it just doesn't work on every image as it produces shifts in colour, provides too much contrast and in some cases, punches the colour too much. In those instances, I just use the most "basic" profile(I see you've already tried Adobe Standard), so maybe give your camera's standard profile a go? At the end of the day, there is interpretation and each software may do it differently but if you're shooting raw, then you have the ability to strip things back and create whatever look you're going for. You can then set that as your own Raw default so it's applied to all your images. Remember, some people may love the oversaturated look(me not included). 
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Any profile doing this in Ligthroom, the sample image was not pushed as you can see in the settings.

This is how DxO solving this with a sligle click (or preset) for any over-saturated color:

the problem with a single click
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@Robert hahaha!! Once again you beat me to it. We must have been typing at the same time... I didn't see your comment re. profiles until I refreshed this page. I think that's the way for him to go if it's an overall issue with colours. It's on my long to-do list to also create my own profile which would be a hybrid of Adobe's colour profile and something I'm generally pleased with. 
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I think this is an important and missing feature in Lightroom, could make life easier for many of us. I simply don't want waste my time with tweaking custom color profiles and manual local adjustments.

This is an easy job for a computer but not for a human. DxO made it.