Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway

Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway
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That Adobe seems to butcher the colors of all my raws drives me nuts You are wrong here. What you see on the back of your camera is not the raw file, but the JPEG preview, which includes whatever setting you dial in your camera. That includes contrast and boost of saturation. LR cannot reproduce the same look from the raw file, because the process is ...


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Just because using different WB settings to demosaic the raw data is non-destructive to the raw data doesn't mean one WB setting will be more or less noisy than another. It's not so much that you will get equal quality regardless of how you choose to interpret the raw data, but rather that regardless of whatever interpretation you choose to use for the raw ...


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...is it same as I increase ISO when capturing the photo? If they won't be the same, what's the difference... The end result is similar, but how you get there and the side effects are different. Increasing the ISO setting on the camera results in the addition of gain (amplification) in the path between the sensor and analog-to-digital converter, which ...


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One thing I don't fully understand is why, when I take a photo with a Nikon and import it in Lightroom, the colors immediately appear desaturated and visibly different than what it looked like in the camera. This is just a different interpretation of the raw data. Lightroom can't read the preset information from Nikon files, it seems and applies some ...


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Both approaches are correct. At least as I understand what I think you are trying to say. I'm not sure, though, what you mean by, "(4 time bigger)". Raw luminance values are monochromatic in the sense that there is only one intensity value for each sensel (what we call a pixel well). But every one of those monochromatic luminance values is the result of ...


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Raw editors usually ignore the in-camera settings for things such as color and contrast. Instead they apply the user selected profile from the application you use to open the raw file and convert the raw data to a viewable image on your screen. It sounds like you (or someone else) have selected a B&W profile to be the default way your application opens ...


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Pretty much every consumer camera made for general photography has an integrated IR/UV filter, so the camera only captures visible light by design. Yes, it's frequently possible to modify cameras by removing or replacing the filter. It's sometimes done for astrophotography or UV photography, for instance. It has nothing to do with RAW vs JPEG or other ...


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Get a ColorChecker Passport and use it to create accurate profiles for Lightroom for the specific camera+lens combo and the current lightning conditions. While this doesn't guarantee that the images will look like the JPEGs generated by the camera, it does makes them look more accurate, perhaps even more pleasing than the JPEGs.


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I have no experience with the software tools you mentioned, but googled up a discussion thread on the UFRAW sourceforge site, where folks mention having an issue with RAW opening in B&W, and rbellavance posted a list of things to try that I paraphrase: Go to the Grayscale tab. Check that None is selected for Grayscale mode. Go to the Corrections tab. ...


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Can you provide me some reference of this? If it's done by increase ISO, is it same as I increase ISO when capturing the photo? If they won't be the same, what's the difference or which way is better? Some cameras have analog ISO gain, some don't. Some cameras may have analog gain implemented only in certain ISO range. Different raw processors may ...


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This is a very old question but it remains relevant so I'll add my 3 cents. Lightroom's white balance presets seem to be just ballpark figures not tuned to any camera-specific properties. The best way to get Nikon/Canon/whatever-like rendition in Lightroom is described here and here. Basically: Take some photos with your camera using built-in white ...



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