In camera, or post edit?

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  1. Ant

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    My digital camera has the ability to alter the levels of saturation, sharpness and contrast. Is there any benefit from using these settings in-camera, or will I get the same results if I just alter these with photo editing software on my PC?

    It can also shoot in Black & White. Is there any point in using B&W mode when I can just desaturate in photo editing?.....I know that this won't give the same effect as genuine B&W film I'd just like to know if there's any point messing about with these camera settings when it seems that I can achieve the exact same thing in photostudio.
     
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    If you do post editing then I would suggest doing it on your PC. Try to calibrate the monitor on the PC and then go wild or go short. Errr or something catchy.
     
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    So if I'm doing post editing on my PC then the in camera settings aren't really any use at all?
     
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    Unless you don't have access to post editing on a PC, I wouldn't bother using those settings on the camera... you have a lot more control (and can fix mistakes) in post than you do with the settings on your camera...
     
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    That's what I suspected, just wanted to be sure. Thanks.
     

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