Grain and Saturation

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  1. Allsmiles7282

    Allsmiles7282 TPF Noob!

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    I'm having some problems with my D70 because all my pictures are very grainy and the saturation just doesnt seem to be what it used to. I'm not sure if I have accidently set some crazy setting or what, does anyone have any adivce?

    P.S. I shoot mosy everything in RAW, maybe that is what is causing it?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What is your ISO set to? Is the exposure compensation set?

    Can you show us an example with EXIF?
     
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    I had my ISO set to Auto I think. Here is a photo I took this weekend, see how grainy it is? And this is at 25%, at 100% it is horrible!! I did some despeckling, noise reduction and then blurred a duplicate layer underneath to try and help. Here is the image after editing:

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    I'm at work, when I get home I can post the original
     
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    Digital cameras never have grain. That's a film thing. They can get noise, which can look somewhat similar, but isn't the same. To reduce noise, use a lower ISO. Rather than leave it on auto, pick the one that's as low as possible while still being appropriate for the situation. Having your JPG compression too high can also introduce artifacts. Too much sharpening can highlight both and make them worse.
     

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