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expat

Qawra St Pauls Bay, MT
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expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Thu 19-Jul-12 10:13 AM

Probably the wrong place to post this but would respect opinion of someone who uses Capture NX2 & PM and has also tried beta PM.
I just tried the beta PM and to my dismay when my image collection is opened in the preview pane its histogram show a broad band of blue against the left edge. This appears in an image (especially one with greenery, bushes etc in it) as blue patches, presumably shadows in the greenery.

If I view the same image in PM 4.6.9 from where it was originaly proccessed into NX2 the histogram is fine & nicely placed where it always was finishing before each limit and with no Highlights or Shadows shown in NX2 where the histogram replicates the PM 4.6.9 version.
Where am I going wrong?

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#1. "RE: NX2 & PM beta" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 19-Jul-12 01:31 PM

In PM5's Preview window, make sure the you do not have "Show lost shadow detail" turned on in the Highlights and Shadows section (just below the Histogram section). Lost shadows show up as blue areas in the image; blown highlights, if you have that turned on, as red.

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expat

Qawra St Pauls Bay, MT
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#2. "RE: NX2 & PM beta" | In response to Reply # 1

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Thu 19-Jul-12 04:09 PM

Mick thanks for replying, clicking Highlights/shadows does not seem to do anything at all and the blue areas remain present in an image.

Be that as it may my question is "why is the histogram different to V4.6.9 in that I am looking at an image that is fine in 4.6.9"?

ie why do I have serious shadows in an image (eg a tif) that were not there before, why does V5 change everything?
All I have done is open the same image in two versions!

If that were the case I would have to reedit hundreds of NEFs from square one were I to purchase V5 eventually.

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#3. "RE: NX2 & PM beta" | In response to Reply # 2

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Thu 19-Jul-12 04:43 PM

I'm not seeing any of this in PM5 running in Windows 7 64bit. I suggest you go to Camera Bits support forum and post your issue (be sure to mention which OS you're using). You should get a quick answer there.

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expat

Qawra St Pauls Bay, MT
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#4. "RE: NX2 & PM beta" | In response to Reply # 3

expat Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2010
Thu 19-Jul-12 04:48 PM

Thanks thats what I need to know that its just me seeing the effect.

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