How to make A7III raws look like Jpeg previews

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Allenglishboy New Member • Posts: 6
How to make A7III raws look like Jpeg previews

I have my camera set to  Picture Profile off and shooting Jpegs and RAWS

On my previous camera the raws pretty much looked the same as the jpegs once i  applied the color profiles for my camera in Lightroom. However with my A7iii the raws look nothing like  my JPegs. Is there any way to get the raws to look more like the Jpeg previews?( i obviously know I could fiddle around with  in Lightroom until i  have  a similar look, but i wondered if there was a better way to do this)

Austinian
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Re: How to make A7III raws look like Jpeg previews

Allenglishboy wrote:

I have my camera set to Picture Profile off and shooting Jpegs and RAWS

On my previous camera the raws pretty much looked the same as the jpegs once i applied the color profiles for my camera in Lightroom. However with my A7iii the raws look nothing like my JPegs. Is there any way to get the raws to look more like the Jpeg previews?( i obviously know I could fiddle around with in Lightroom until i have a similar look, but i wondered if there was a better way to do this)

I'm guessing that the easiest way might be to use Sony's own Imaging Edge software; I don't know, since I'm not trying to duplicate JPEG looks, but I'd try that since IE might be more likely to obey the detailed camera settings than LR.

https://imagingedge.sony.net/en-us/ie-desktop.html

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mcslsk Veteran Member • Posts: 5,894
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Austinian wrote:

Allenglishboy wrote:

I have my camera set to Picture Profile off and shooting Jpegs and RAWS

On my previous camera the raws pretty much looked the same as the jpegs once i applied the color profiles for my camera in Lightroom. However with my A7iii the raws look nothing like my JPegs. Is there any way to get the raws to look more like the Jpeg previews?( i obviously know I could fiddle around with in Lightroom until i have a similar look, but i wondered if there was a better way to do this)

I'm guessing that the easiest way might be to use Sony's own Imaging Edge software; I don't know, since I'm not trying to duplicate JPEG looks, but I'd try that since IE might be more likely to obey the detailed camera settings than LR.

https://imagingedge.sony.net/en-us/ie-desktop.html

Unfortunately, and unlike Canon's DPP, Imaging Edge does not provide identical JPEG output that exactly matches OOC JPEGs. The closest to that in my experience is DoX PhotoLab, the latest version of which also sports some intersting new noise reduction and uses the GPU more to enhance performance. The LR Camera Standard profile is quite workable, but you can of course always create your own profile or get ready made ones online.

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Jb502 Contributing Member • Posts: 585
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Allenglishboy wrote:

I have my camera set to Picture Profile off and shooting Jpegs and RAWS

On my previous camera the raws pretty much looked the same as the jpegs once i applied the color profiles for my camera in Lightroom. However with my A7iii the raws look nothing like my JPegs. Is there any way to get the raws to look more like the Jpeg previews?( i obviously know I could fiddle around with in Lightroom until i have a similar look, but i wondered if there was a better way to do this)

There is a better way if you want to emulate the cameras jpegs.  Just shoot the jpegs and not the raws.  Done.

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Austinian
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Re: How to make A7III raws look like Jpeg previews

mcslsk wrote:

Austinian wrote:

Allenglishboy wrote:

I have my camera set to Picture Profile off and shooting Jpegs and RAWS

On my previous camera the raws pretty much looked the same as the jpegs once i applied the color profiles for my camera in Lightroom. However with my A7iii the raws look nothing like my JPegs. Is there any way to get the raws to look more like the Jpeg previews?( i obviously know I could fiddle around with in Lightroom until i have a similar look, but i wondered if there was a better way to do this)

I'm guessing that the easiest way might be to use Sony's own Imaging Edge software; I don't know, since I'm not trying to duplicate JPEG looks, but I'd try that since IE might be more likely to obey the detailed camera settings than LR.

https://imagingedge.sony.net/en-us/ie-desktop.html

Unfortunately, and unlike Canon's DPP, Imaging Edge does not provide identical JPEG output that exactly matches OOC JPEGs. The closest to that in my experience is DoX PhotoLab, the latest version of which also sports some intersting new noise reduction and uses the GPU more to enhance performance.

I upgraded to PhotoLab 4 yesterday, and that new DeepPrime NR considerably improved an old low-light cavern photo I tested it on; haven't investigated all the other new features yet.

Perhaps the OP should download the free PL4 trial and see if they like the results. Thanks for the info.

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SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 9,851
Re: How to make A7III raws look like Jpeg previews

Have you tried using other camera profiles, like the body ones, instead of the Adobe Standard?

You might also try Piraccini's profiles. https://www.piraccini.net/

You might also try Capture One for Sony.

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Karl Scharf
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Jb502 wrote:

Allenglishboy wrote:

I have my camera set to Picture Profile off and shooting Jpegs and RAWS

On my previous camera the raws pretty much looked the same as the jpegs once i applied the color profiles for my camera in Lightroom. However with my A7iii the raws look nothing like my JPegs. Is there any way to get the raws to look more like the Jpeg previews?( i obviously know I could fiddle around with in Lightroom until i have a similar look, but i wondered if there was a better way to do this)

There is a better way if you want to emulate the cameras jpegs. Just shoot the jpegs and not the raws. Done.

That makes a lot of sense, and saves a lot of time spent on processing! The a7iii produces some very good in-camera jpegs.

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mcslsk Veteran Member • Posts: 5,894
Re: How to make A7III raws look like Jpeg previews

SQLGuy wrote:

Have you tried using other camera profiles, like the body ones, instead of the Adobe Standard?

You might also try Piraccini's profiles. https://www.piraccini.net/

You might also try Capture One for Sony.

C1 is a good program - but does not produce output that looks like OOC JPEGs.

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danny006 Senior Member • Posts: 1,247
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Shoot jpeg and set noise reduction to off. I've been shooting for 10 years like this and my pictures look just fine.

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