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Loaded OMD raw pictures are over saturated

561 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2013 3:26 PM by khaosproductions RSS
JStulin Calculating status...
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Apr 18, 2013 5:51 AM

Hi Gang:


When loading a raw image from my beloved OMD the initial image shown (supposedly from the imbedded JPG)  is reasonably saturated. When loading is complete the image shown (now supposedly from the RAW) is significantly over saturated. Why would the imbedded JPG appear reasonably saturated, but the RAW loaded image be overly saturated? This must have something to do with how Aperture handles raw OMD files. RAW Fine Tuning does not seem to help with this. Any ideas?




Jeff Stulin

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Apr 18, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to JStulin)

    Hi Jeff,


    Is your monitor calibrated?  With a hardware calibrator?  Which one?


    Do you have the most recent version of Aperture, and the most recent version of Apple's RAW converter (it is part of the OS; a new version came out this week)?


    What you describe as the process of drawing the Image on the screen is correct.  There is nothing "supposed" about it.


    The JPG that is shown is (usually) prepared by the camera.  It is possible that this image has been post-processed in-camera.  Do you have any PP settings applied when you record exposures?  Any "style" or anything else other than focus distance, focal length, ISO, aperture, and exposure duration?


    What do you have set in Aperture Prefs for using the in-camera JPGs?  (I don't have access to Aperture right now and can't tell which preferences tab this is on.)


    It is odd that you aren't seeing changes when you make changes using the RAW Fine Tuning Brick.  Nothing happens when you change the Hue Boost?  Are you recording RAW+JPEG, or just RAW?  If RAW+JPEG, which do you set as the Original (a/k/a "Master")?


    (Sent from my magic glass.)

  • khaosproductions Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Apr 18, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to JStulin)

    Is it anything like this



    which I am still having issues with, and have moved to using jpeg for all my work in Aperture with OM-D files

  • khaosproductions Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:26 PM (in response to JStulin)

    I've not found a good solution except to use Jpegs from the camera. At the end of the day you are just trusting one raw converter over another, and losing the ability to tweak the highlights and shadows in post.


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