How to get accurate colours in Lightroom when importing RAW files from a Nikon D810

Have you ever noticed that when you import RAW files into Lightroom that they look a bit washed out in comparison to how they looked on your preview screen on the back of your Nikon D810?

Annoying isn’t it?

In a nutshell…

When shooting in RAW format, most camera settings like White Balance, Sharpness, Saturation, Lens Corrections and Color Profiles are irrelevant. Unless you use Nikon-provided software like Capture NX or View NX, all of those custom settings are mostly discarded by third party applications such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

Nasim Mansurov of has written a great article that goes into this in great detail and explains what you can do to fix it and here it is…

How to Get Accurate Nikon Colors in Lightroom