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 Photographylife.com 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