Wednesday, December 9, 2009


i still post. i swear. especially when it's gonna tick the counter for post number 300. boom.

anyway, came across something in LR today that I'm digging. calibration. I just discovered it, and haven't really got it all figured out yet, but it's already making a huge difference in some of my processing. If you guys have any expirience or input on this subject, I'd really appreciate it. Here's a look at some screen shots from an image it made a big difference on... (please excuse the lame composition, it's not the best image, but showcases the calibration well.)

unprocessed RAW file:

RAW file with basic processing, including the "adobe standard" calibration, which is the default setting:

same processing as the image above, this time with "camera neutral" calibration:

looks about a bajillion times better, IMO. i know LR allows you to apply custom calibration to files upon import, for a specific camera. So, I'm gonna be looking into that soon. Thoughts? Advice?


  1. I know Miah's a fan of "camera portrait."
    For me, I like the "unprocessed RAW" calibration.
    Good post though Hugh, I'm trying some interiors with the above options right now.

  2. this is pretty cool, I will have to look into this!

  3. This stuff is great. There are so many ways to process the image nowadays it's pretty sweet. We might have to discuss this further in a Click meeting...