why do digital files colours looks so bad without post

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OP whosthatwhatsthat Forum Member • Posts: 84
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Previously I was using the presets e.g. auto, daylight, flash etc

I recently found the canon custom setting where you take a picture and set your white balance according to that......of course there is the grey card option but what can I do when I'm not tethering to achieve these natural colours?

raw processor:

I just use preview on my mac then open in photoshop the particular image I want to edit.

I also own lightroom and capture one

over/under:

I have in some very heavy contrast, they appear slightly amateur whereby the tones are not natural.

edits:

I want to just keep naturalistic, in some circumstances increase contrast to clothing etc but only if the image is first neutral so I don't create a contrast that takes away from areas of the image in the shadows or highlights.

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