Camera enhancements

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  1. bazza

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    Hi all,

    Is it best to use your in camera enhancements, sharpness, contrast, saturation etc, when shooting or set to normal and do a little work afterwards. I do the latter but i'm interested what other enthusiasts do..

    Anybody help?
     
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    I think it's a combination of personal preference, photographic experience, and the desired final result. I want full control of that final result. So I turn all camera processing off and do that work myself. JMHO
     
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    If you shoot in RAW it doesn't make a difference but I still set my preferences in camera because I can always batch convert to JPG using the camera settings embedded in the RAW file.
     
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    I don't use them because I shoot RAW. If you shoot JPEG, experiment, try everything, and see what happens.
     
  5. bazza

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    Thanks guys, I do shoot JPEG and i also turn in camera enhancements off.

    I was just wondering which was best. But what is best for one, may not be right for another. All a matter of choice.

    Cheers..
     
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    It's a matter of camera too. The D200 I find has insufficient default sharpening. I leave it set to +1 most of the time. Turn it off for portraits though
     
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    Sharpen in PS not in camera and dont sharpen till all PP has been done. H
     
  8. Jon, The Elder

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    I agree about leaving "enhancements" off. If you let the camera process your images, information is lost and cannot be recovered. This is a big reason you see so many people shoot in RAW, which has zero information altered.
     

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