why do digital files colours looks so bad without post

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Mark Scott Abeln
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whosthatwhatsthat wrote:

...of course there is the grey card option but what can I do when I'm not tethering to achieve these natural colours?

You can take the grey card with you, and you can either use it to get a manual white balance in the camera, or photograph it in the scene in your first photo. Raw processing software can then adjust the white balance according to the photo of the grey card.

When I started, I used the gray card all of the time, but with experience, I find that I hardly ever need it anymore.

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

What color profiles do you use in this software? You’ll have a variety of options such as Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, and possibly many more. These profiles control the overall color and tonal rendering of the raw files and I would suggest that you investigate how these influence your images before you do other edits.

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