Miss the JPEG Look? Try Applying a Camera Profile

If you’ve ever looked at a JPEG photo on the LCD screen on the back of your digital camera, and then wondered why your RAW image doesn’t look as good, it’s because your camera adds color correction, sharpening, contrast, etc., to your JPEG images while they’re still in the camera. But when you choose to shoot in RAW, you’re telling the camera, “Don’t do all that processing—just leave it raw and untouched, and I’ll process it myself.” But, if you’d like that JPEG-processed look as a starting place for your RAW photo editing, you can use Camera Raw’s Camera Profile feature to get you close.

Step One:

As I mentioned above, when you shoot in RAW, you’re telling the camera to pretty much leave the ...

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