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Is there such a thing as correct white balance? Discuss...

MelT

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"RE: Is there such a thing as correct white balance? Discuss. "

MelT Registered since 06th Jul 2002
Tue 13-Dec-11 04:28 PM

>You're calibrating one small (usually neutral-toned) area to
>be white. You're not trying to eliminate all color casts from
>the frame.

I don't understand this statement. When you use "white" as your reference point and balance the color in the white area of the pic, you are changing the colorcast in the the entire frame (unless doing some masking in PS).


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