I made a discovery about my camera!

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  1. Ryan Hall

    Ryan Hall TPF Noob!

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    I know that all of you probably know that your cameras have this feature, but I did not discover it until last night while I was messing around with it. My D80 will let me adjust the white balance of a photo after I've taken the shot! I just thought this was so cool because I was often frustrated trying to "get it right" the first time. I thought that whatever the shot looked like was how it was going to stay (since I don't have RAW editing software yet). Apparently all is not set in stone!

    So, anyways, with that in mind, do you all use your in-camera editing features frequently, or do you feel there are higher-quality editing features (such as white balance adjustment) outside the camera?
     
  2. TamiyaGuy

    TamiyaGuy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow, never knew that. Unless it's the "Colour Filter" effect, in which case you're not changing the actual white balance, just the colours of the shot.

    To be honest, I tend to leave my PP work until I get to Photoshop, although I sometimes use D-lighting or black & white conversion so I can preview what I shot will look like before I spend 2 hours tweaking it :p.
     
  3. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I shoot RAW so all the editing is done out of camera, and I tend to prefer things this way - I find it much easier to review and see changes on the computer than I can on the LCD - many shots look great on the LCD and turn out rubbish - and the opposite is also true.
    Mostly the only thing I review (besides framing) is the histogram - get those two things right and then play around with whitebalance in editing on the computer. Note also that one can alter the whitebalance of a JPEG (temperature and tint controls are present in many editing programs - like photoshop elements) but its not as good as with RAW - also surly your camera came with some editing software?
     
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    Samanax TPF Noob!

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    All my editing is done on the computer. I have my XTi set to neutral with hardly any adjustments done in-camera.
     
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    With all due respect, I think you must be confusing white balance with something else . You can adjust white balance before taking the shot but not after unless you are shooting raw,and then only with the apropriate imaging software!
     

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