How to automatically process RAW files to match JPEG files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by givin, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. givin macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hi, first post in this forum...

    I have a Canon PowerShot S90 which I am very saticfied with. I shoot RAW + JPEG exclusively. I use Lightroom 2.6 to PP and manage my photos.

    Using Camera Calibration > Profile: Camera Standard the RAW files are very similar in overall color to the JPEG files. However, the JPEG files are sharper and seems to have more color contrast in the details which usually looks better.

    Does anyone knows how to automatically process RAW files to exactly match the camera generated JPEG files?

    By the way, I have read all posts in this excellent topic - JPEG vs RAW -
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    Do you have Canon's DPP software? If so, process your Raw files in there, using the same Picture Styles you have selected for your camera's JPEG output. Otherwise, just boost the sharpening, vibrancy, contrast or whatever in the Raw processor of your choice.
  3. osin macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    I agree with Phrasikleia. DPP should give you the best results.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Why are you shoots raw format if what you want are automatically processed jpg files? I would suggesting shooting JPG unless you intend to post procees the images yourself using a non-automated method.
  5. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    if you want it to look like the jpeg...then just shoot jpeg. if you don't want to spend the time to make use of RAW, then you gain nothing by using it.

    DPP will emulate the Picture Styles best, since it can read the proprietary processing data.
  6. givin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    Thanks everyone for the quick help.

    Yes, have hardly used it though.

    I guess I can batch this. Can I then save the settings as an xmp file and have the raw displayed like the jpeg in Lightroom?

    Tried this, but did not get the same result. I do not doubt it is possible though. But will the same setting give the jpg look for all pictures?

    I want to keep the raw files for the better pictures in case I want to manually adjust them. And when I adjust them, starting the manipulation from a preset that gives the jpg look saves time and will help me remeber how it looked like.

    See above. Also, I want an automated standardized process to handle my pictures that gives me best options to manipulate the pictures I want or have time to manipulate. Hard to determine this while shooting.

    In DPP, raw files are displayed very similar to jpg by default although they are slightly sharper/noisier. I suspect this is because lumincane noise reduction is set to 0. Did not find a way to export the settings to Lightroom though.
  7. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    Whats the point? If your going to automatically process RAW files to exactly match the camera generated JPEG files, then just shoot JPEG.


    Beaten to it but I still don't see your point. If you like the look of the JPEG then just use that and archive the RAW for later use. If you DONT like the look of the JPEG adjust the RAW to taste and convert.
  8. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nv

    I agree with this, IMO, sounds like you are making it harder than need be and actually creating work were there is no work to be done.

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