At only the third posting in this thread, and I'm already going to (sorta) hijack it--but I'm at least faithful to the title. Sorry!
... I have noticed that sometimes when I open a RAW image in Lightroom that it briefly (maybe a half second) appears one way and then...ummm...hard to describe, but changes and often seems to darken. Is this ACR applying some sort of logic? Is there a way to see it without those "changes"? Often the .5 second glimpse looks better to me than the "final" image (with what little I can see in a half second.) But whatever the case, I feel like I am not truly seeing the RAW image. Thoughts/recommendations?
Sorry don't mean to add to the "hijack" maybe its time for new thread. I too see this same condition in LR as described by thepancakeman above.QuoteResponse from JR: Did you check if in Lightroom you are using a preset when importing your photo such that every photo you import are "processed" a certain way (like reduce exposure by 1/3 stops?
The other thing I can think of is the settings for the preview of the pictures. Check in your File/Edit/Catalog Settings/File Handling menu and check the quality of your image preview, this could also explane the sudden change. I use 1440 pixels for my preview and medium quality settings...
I still consider myself a rookie with LR but I'm not aware of any preset or others settings that I have created that might cause this. There was a minor update that I applied the other day and it seems like this began after that--can't be sure though. (I'm out of town at the moment so I can't check what version I'm running--it's 3 something).
Hopefully someone can verify this strange behavior.
Regarding the actual subject of this thread, I have only used the RAW editors in DPP and LR. Both have their pros and cons. I mostly use DPP only to check IQ at the AF point position(s)--I love that feature.
I think that what is happening is that lightroom is displaying the in-raw preview jpeg while it applys its default settings. Bibble Pro does this as well.
Most people will simply vote for the converter that they use. Very few people will have tried more than one or two anyway.