Off topic again: Lightroom 2 "coloration" question form a friend

Sam L samthegreat at
Fri Jul 30 11:48:34 EDT 2010

> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM, Bob W <pdml at> wrote:
> first he needs to take a look at it with a different raw viewer to try and
> isolate the issue to Lightroom. If it looks OK in the other raw viewer then
> he should take a look at his LR Import settings to make sure something in
> there isn't applying a preset or camera profile or something like that which
> changes the colour balance. Probably worth looking at these in any case -
> I'd start by factory-resetting them.
> If it looks crap in the other raw viewer as well as in LR, then the monitor
> may have some sort of issue with the profile embedded in the raw file (IE
> doesn't care about the embedded profile).
> B

Hopefully this isn't getting too tiresome ...

Here is his last response:

"A few thoughts:

1.  Using Microsoft’s RAW viewer, these CR2 files look just fine on
the same computer.   The same files also look good on another
2.  I also clicked on all the “reset to factory settings” buttons I
could find.  No luck.  Is there a general “color space” setting
somewhere that I can reset to default?
3.  Thinking that the messed up settings could be in the catalog, I
started a new one and imported pictures afresh.  No luck."


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