Converting RAW images to JPEG via LightRoom

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Converting RAW images to JPEG via LightRoom
4 months ago

I have been using LightRoom for about a year and a half when I purchased it with my Nikon D5100.  Every picture I have taken has been in RAW and I import the pictures from my camera to my computer via ViewNX 2, the supplied software from Nikon.  I then open LR and import them into there, at which point I make any desired changes and create JPEG's.

Yesterday I used the in-camera conversion for the first time and I was surprised I liked the result better than the one I modified.  It was pointed out to me that the way I have been doing it bypasses any camera settings, such as if I have the camera set to "Sports" or "Portrait", those settings are not applied and if I wanted them I had to set up LightRoom for it.

Could someone point me in the right direction?  What do I need to setup for say, "Sports" and where do I look for the information?

It was recommended to me that when I bring pictures into ViewNX 2, I convert them to Tiff and then import to LR and modify.  I have tried this and I really liked the results except one thing, I lose the ability to do lens correction for my lenses, which is available when brought in as RAW.

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Brian Miller
Nikon D5100 w/18-105 and 35mm 1.8G lens and Canon S100
(Previous cameras: Nikon D3100 w/kit lens and 55-200), Nikon D40 w/kit lens and Canon S30)

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Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Kodak Pixpro S-1 Nikon Coolpix S30 Nikon D3100 Nikon D40 Nikon D5100
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