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Changing my image on import without me telling it to

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  • Ian Wilson
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    What camera are the images from? Where are the images being imported from? Are they from a memory card or are you tethering? When you say that you shoot flat, what do you mean? (I know what flat means, but how are you "shooting flat"?) What is the curve set to in the Base Characteristics tool?

    Ian

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  • Capture the Vision

    Camera: Canon R6

    Imported From: Memory card

    Flat: little to know contrast, lower saturation (set in the camera). When I take the picture, the images look as if they have a grey overlay.

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  • Ian Wilson
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    But will picture controls set in the camera translate into the raw file? Or does that only affect JPGs? I'd expect the raw file delivered to Capture One to be just what the sensor saw, not what you have applied to it in camera. What options are available under the ICC profile setting here? Does it show profiles matching what you can set in camera? (I use Nikons, so I don't know what can be done with Canons in Capture One.)

    Ian

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  • John Friend
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    In some circumstances, Capture One will first render the JPEG preview image that is embedded in the RAW file (for fastest rendering).  This JPEG is made by the camera and it's the camera's rendering of the RAW file (using your in-camera settings). 

    Then, when Capture One gets time to read the much, much larger entire RAW file, it will make its own render of the RAW file using your default image editing settings that does not use the in-camera settings except probably the white balance setting.

    This can cause you to first see the embedded preview image and then the C1 render.

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  • Capture the Vision

    Ah, ok. This is good to know. So how can I get C1 to read the RAW files in a way that looks more like the jpeg rendering of the camera?

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  • SFA
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    The "Auto" curve will probably be the nearest you will get to an "in-camera" similar presentation.

    If you really want to work "flat" make your default "Linear" . Then create your own adjustments as presets /styles.

    If you have not already tried it you could see what the alternative camera ICC profile offers for your workflow.

    However, if the edits are suddenly barely salvageable when in the past you have not had any such problem you may need to check if anything has changed in camera that might have some odd effect and also whether the import process is, perhaps, set to apply default presets or styles for some reason. A sudden change may suggest some other strange influence. Are you using Mac or Windows?

     

     

     

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  • John Friend
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    From the screen shot in your 2nd post in this thread, you are applying an automatic curve to every imported photo.  If you want a "flat" default, then change that curve in your default configuration to be a flat curve, not "auto".

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