So if I shoot a Raw file with the settings on Monochrome, some curves in there, an image crop, maybe clarity and a film emulation mode, when they pop up in Lightroom I get a full colour Raw image file...DOH!!!!.....so how do I get Lightroom to download the camera settings so files appears as I shot them...the image below was shot in Black and White and appears in Lightroom as a Black and White but as it's a Raw file I still have full control over post processing.This is how it's done.
Okay moving into mildly nerdy territory on this one. Now in the past I've set the camera to shoot Black and Whites in Raw...uploaded to Lightroom and , as they are Raw files , found that they are full colour image files...doh...I know shoot Jpegs and be done with it...but Hello, newer versions have the ability to have the Preferences set to the mode in which your camera was shooting....be it film emulation, contrast, curves, clarity, cropping or monochrome.
In Lightroom go to Edit> Preferences and click on the preset tab....
Change from Adobe default to Camera settings and click the override box below, wait for lightroom to find your most used camera , choose it...and you are done, when you upload any Raw file from that camera it will carry with it whatever you've applied in your camera menu whilst still giving you the Raw file to adjust.
And Lo....in your Basics panel in Lightroom, the Profile will come up in the mode you have shot the image. In my case Fujifilm Acros with Red filter and with a 16 : 9 crop and a curves adjustment of +2 +2. Now these are still RAW files, you can take the crop off, return them to full colour or faff away as you would do with any RAW file you shoot so the possibilities do now become endless as you have all the raw image data to play with. Now I thought that all the sliders would move to their positions concerning the import profile and I could post all the Fujifilm emulations as presets you can load up into any version of lightroom you may be using...but I have a plan and will see if I can make it work. So there you have it. Making Lightroom access your Camera shooting modes... alchemy, magic or some very clever science.....
In these dark times let this be your fireside cup of cocoa with added digestive biscuits. It may skirt the edges of real art but I'll get there but who knows when???? Art from the edge of the Galloway Forest in downtown Ayrshire.