Questions tagged [white-balance]

Questions about how to choose the correct colour balance for a given scene, and how it affects photos.

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Getting whites to match the example photo

I'd like to know how I could make the whites in my photos more like in the example photo. Here the first one with a cup of coffee is my photo and the second one with handbags is an example found from ...
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Can't get the right colors when shooting art. Looks pale even with ColorChecker Passport

I am trying to shoot my art, and colors seem off, more specifically pale. I am aware I can adjust settings manually since I shoot in RAW, but I feel like if I get exposure and white balance and ...
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Auto white balance shifting from cooler to warmer during photo shoot

When shooting portraits or still life images the auto white balance seems to shift image from a cooler to warmer temperature and I’m not sure what’s causing it. Both flash and natural light. Nikon ...
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How to quickly change white balance on Nikon D5600 in aperture priority mode?

On my old camera, Nikon D50, you would press WB and rotate the wheel. I now bought Nikon D5600 and am testing it out. I need to take picture of something where the auto WB does not cut it. Is there an ...
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Why does high brightness affect white balance correction?

I am starting to shoot with a Nikon D5200. Today, the light is bright and diffuse because of clouds. In M mode with f at 5.6, I set the white balance preset as per the manual, and often get an error &...
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Same manual camera settings under continuous light but some pictures are yellow and some are blue

I recently did a product photoshoot. After a few pictures, I noticed that some of the photos are warm coloured, some of them are cold. I have not touched the object, my camera was on a tripod, and I ...
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How can I get both monitors to look the same?

I have used Acer V247Ybip for about a year and decided to buy Acer V247bi to use for second monitor, which is basically the same monitor, but without the Display Port. The problem is that basically ...
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Which of these ND filtered images do you think is more accurate? (sample images included)

As a followup to my previous question; there has been interest expressed in the results of my ND filter tests. First, I should clarify that the heavy color cast shown in that post was from a single ...
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How to use X-Rite ColorChecker with Sony a7R IV?

I purchased an X-Rite ColorChecker to attempt to get better white balance for my camera (a7R IV). My first attempt at using it has yielded wildly questionable results. Process below. All files ...
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For a given lens/camera, will a ND filter always need same WB correction in all conditions?

I've taken a few photos with a new B+W ND 6-stop filter and found that it leaves them quite warm. I'm able to correct this in ACR using temperature/tint sliders. For the few photos I've taken so far, ...
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White balance color space [duplicate]

How were the colors for white balance chosen? Why is it specifically temperature going from blue to yellow and tint going from violet to green?
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How do you keep white balance from killing the color?

I first noticed this when I used one push white balance in Hxr-Mc2500 sitting on a fluid head. I used a piece of A4 paper for WB reference and the lighting of the incandescent bulbs became weird white ...
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White photos on Canon S5 IS

I have an old CANON S5 IS camera, which I was using for half a year until it started to take completely white photos. Exposure and white balance are set to normal. ISO is also set to auto. In low-...
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Can you use a phone as grey/white card?

I have a Nikon D5300 and always shoot on Auto White Balance because it can be easily fixed in Lightroom or other RAW Processing applications. However, I wanted to experiment a bit with shooting Video ...
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Canon DPP 4 - copy/apply white balance settings

I have two shots made with automatic white balance setup (AWB) in artificial light conditions. I like how the camera evaluated the white balance in the picture with white paw, I like how green color ...
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Colors consistency between RAW pictures for timelapse in Darktable

Why do I get different colors while applying the same exact history to every pictures in Darktable. It was my understanding that the white balance setting of the camera didn't matter to a RAW file and ...
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Can I get the Temperature from the colors matrices or the chromatic adaptation provided in the ICC Profile (meta-data) of a picture?

I would like to get the temperature of a picture already taken to determine the kind of white-balance has been used. I can only access the ICC profile. I wanted to know if it's possible to use Red/...
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How to clean stains from 35mm color negative film? [duplicate]

I developed colour negative film for the first time yesterday and I have two problems. Firstly many of the pictures have these stains like circles on them and I cannot understand what caused them and ...
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white is gray in some areas?

I'm taking tshirt pictures with my phone, but even with 2 softboxes, the plain white shirt is a darker gray in some area. Do I only do it in a dark room with no light coming in or is it because the ...
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Xrite Colorchecker color specifications and 18% reflectance gray card

I have a Xrite Colorchecker Classic: Where to find the color specifications for each square (either in CMJN or any other format)? Let's say I want to develop my own open-source color correction ...
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ISO changing accuracy of skin tones and white balance?

I'm wondering why the ISO has seemingly changed the white balance and its effect on the skin tones of the groom especially, when the only differences here are ISO and shutter speed. Both images are ...
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Is it possible to determine the color temperature of a light source from a photo?

I have several recessed LED lamps that I'd like to assess for color temperature so I can purchase replacements. The lights are advertised as having a "color temperature" of 2700K and 3000K among ...
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Why do pure colors (red/green/blue) become a mixture of colors when converting raw?

In trying to understand how raw is converted, I created a synthetic raw image that has a red, green and blue gradient strip, with a gamma of 2.2 (dng). I made the synthetic raw by converting an image ...
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Does white balance change from lens to lens? [duplicate]

Does white balance change from lens to lens? Though I think it does not, the reason I ask is auto white balance with a wide-angle lens seems to be different from auto white balance with a macro lens. ...
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Why does the green gain affect the blue and red values on a CMOS sensor with individual gain control?

I'm taking pictures of little surfaces (5 x 5 Millimeters) in an experimental setup with an ids camera that contains a cmos sensor. Afterwards the pictures are split into the 3 color channels (red, ...
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Is knowing the Sun color temperature enough to get the right white balance?

Assuming the picture is taken at sea level, in direct sunlight (no shadow) under a cloudless sky, and knowing the latitude, day and hour, I can in principle determine the color temperature of sunlight ...
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How can I mimic the color saturation of Nikon's miniature-faking mode?

Nikon's on-camera "miniature faking" tweak appears to increase the saturation, increase the contrast, and perform some selective horizontal/vertical blurring (with a falloff region) for a tilt-shift ...
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How does white balancing with a gray difference layer work?

One method of white balancing in Photoshop involves: Adding a difference layer filled with 50% grey over existing image. Adding a threshold layer over that and sliding the slider to the left until ...
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What does SaturatedOpacity mean in Rawtherapee?

When checking differences between Rawtherapee .pp3 profiles, I noticed a SaturatedOpacity parameter under [ColorToning], either equal to 0 or 1, and likely set by the white balance point tool. I may ...
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concert lighting difficulty with blue lighting - how to fix?

This is the first time I've shot a concert and I'm wondering why the blues gave me trouble some of the time (A and B), but not all of the time (C seems fine). I can correct A and B in post by ...
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Why is my photo partially colour imbalanced?

I have this photo where part of it is funnily colour imbalanced. I took some product shots under couple of 5500K lights. Part of the product was navy blue and it is appearing as black in the raw files....
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It is correct to match light sources with the same color temperature?

For example, the color temperature of a candle flame, sunrise and sunset have the same color temperature, knowing that its color temperature is the same, could you say that these sources are similar ...
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How to set adjusted white balance as start position for lightroom presets

As example, after import i have image with temp=3400, then i have decreased temp to 3000, but when i'm trying apply some preset, preset increases not adjusted value(3000), but value(3400). So, ...
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Can you adjust white balance in Photoshop based on average blur?

Can you adjust white balance in a digital image using Photoshop (or similar) in such a way that average blurring the entire image gives gray (R=G=B)? Note, I'm not necessarily looking to achieve "...
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What is the difference between color calibration and white balance?

Apologies if this is a stupid question but I haven't been able to figure it out. In both cases the images are adjusted such that the color aren't influenced by the color of the illumination right? Or ...
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Why does white balance knob have green and purple setting?

I first saw this in a camcorder knob and later saw it in a DSLR screen. . Why add tint control to a camera and merge it with WB knob?
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How do I find the right white balance value to set in my camera?

As I understand White Balancing means - making a particular color look as it should have been irrespective of what color the Ambient Light is. i.e A white paper must look white not blueish grey(cool) ...
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How to set color levels (or white point level) on all layers of an image using gimp?

I have an image with multiple layers, and I have to set the same white point on all pf them. how can I do it without selecting each layer at once?
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What is considered a good quality for consistent white balance in a flash/strobe?

Looking to buy a flash/strobe and can't tell if 5600k ± 200k is considered good or bad quality. I can imagine using 2 strobes from the same manufacturer and getting a difference of 400K, which could ...
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What is the color temperature of an iphone 8 flash? [duplicate]

Is it the same as the iphone 6 or is the iphone 8 stronger? Does it still use 2 LEDs?
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When is color over done

So Ive been working on a few landscapes recently and the colors were something that Id been focused on - however, after working on images for too long, I find myself over using color and the images ...
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Why does my subject's skin have such a red cast — did my auto white balance fail me?

I have close to two hundred images where the subject looks like he just walked out of a sauna. It was 36 degrees with humidex, but he was not that red. For comparison, attaching another picture, ...
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Infrared photography—why are green leaves not appearing as white?

I'm new to IR photography. I'm trying to get the white colour out of green plants (leafs, grass etc.). Here is my setup: Canon EOS 100D full spectrum - IR filter in front of sensor removed Samyang ...
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What readily available items can be used for color correction or reference?

Are there any easily available things I can carry with me, that I probably have already, that I could use as a rough color reference card while taking photos with a phone? I realize that most phones ...
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Why can software correct white balance more accurately for RAW files than it can with JPEGs?

Why are post-processing JPEG white balance corrections not as accurate as white balance with Raw? My understanding is that when shooting jpeg the camera internally does the following steps: Convert ...
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DSLR bright shots [closed]

My DSLR Nikon d3200 shots were brighter than usual camera shots. the white balancing is on auto and the shots are taken not merely from direct sunlight. Is this because of lens?
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Why Is There No Reference White Balance

I understand why White Balance is a necessary part of any imaging pipeline, but I don't understand why using a colorchecker on a measured sensor does not have an associated reference equation to ...
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Is the white balance wrong in these field poppy pictures?

Yesterday I went out to take some pictures of a field of poppies next to my home. There seems to be something wrong with the color in most of the pictures. The first one of the following 3 pictures is ...
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Is it possible to pre-calculate white balance gains from a sample image

Let me try to explain the question in more detail. Let's suppose: I have a camera taking images in a dynamic environment (colour temperature is constantly changing) I cannot use automatic in-camera ...
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Is color filter detection on speedlights useful when shooting RAW?

I am planning to upgrade my speedlight setup. Naturally, I stumbled upon Canon's Speedlite 600EX II-RT, which offers 2 color filters (both CTOs) that will be detected by the flash. The speedlight's ...

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