Panasonic GX8 Raw Loads Muted

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Panasonic GX8 Raw Loads Muted

Hi everyone. I've been having trouble loading a Panasonic Lumix GX8 Raw file onto Lightzone. When loaded the Raw image looks muted and there is not other way to correct it. I tried creating a Raw profile for it but since the colors are so muted, the GretagMacbeth ColorChecker just blends together, making it impossible to correctly use the mapper. Is there a way Lightzone can add support to GX8's RW2 file?

You can download the RW2 files from Imaging Resource here:

I can also provide my own Raw file if needed.

Many thanks for all your hard work on this.



Just to make sure, are you using the latest LightZone version? I have checked the linked image plus the first City Hall photo and they don't look that bad to me on a humble notebook. Either I am not picky enough, or you have some kind of a problem.


Which OS?


- Mart


I'm sorry. I should have been more thorough with my question. And thank you for checking the problem on you side.

I'm running Windows 10 and LZ version 4.1.6. I've attached a screenshot of the problem.

I'll try checking my settings and perhaps reset my settings. If that doesn't work, maybe uninstall and reinstall again.

Again many thanks for the help.


I can't see

your screenshot, it want's me to sign in. Put it on, please.

Besides resetting the settings, I would also clear the cache, it helps in some cases. And check your LightZone templates (Documents/LightZone/Templates) to make sure, that you have no custom camera profile there.

Be well!


- Mart


So sorry about that. If you take out the ftp:// part it should be okay Here it is again

I think I'm going to uninstall and clearing all the settings along with it. And then reinstall.

Thank you so much for your help.

Hi again,

there is obviously something wrong on your side; since the tools are hidden on your screenshot, one can't see, whether you have the raw tone curve for the image present at all. (See my screenshot again.) Can you check this, please?


Thank you!

When I do load the GX8 Raw file, it does load the Raw Tone Curve and the Raw Adjustments tools.

However, it's all fixed now. I uninstalled LZ and removed all the files and folders left behind from the uninstallation. Reinstalled it and loads the GX8 Raw files correctly now. Thank you so much for your help on this.

I'm glad

it works now, have a nice day!

Thank you very much

for handling this!