USM & Picture Controls
Been using Capture NX2 a while but would like to hammer something out about Picture Controls using this basis-
D700 - in camera is always set to RAW & Neutral Picture Control with sharpening at minimum ie -1 as opposed to zero.
(because I read somewhere that Nikon do not recommend zero setting due to an effect on the camera sensor whatever)
I ingress into Capture NX2 and set sharpening to zero in NX2.
What happens when I change PC to Standard or to any other PC and what are the ramifications on output when using USM settings?
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nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Wed 22-May-13 09:53 AM
Here is what I do:
>> What happens when I change PC to Standard or to any other PC and what are the ramifications on output when using USM settings?
You would click the advanced settings for the new picture control and again change sharpening to zero.
I set in camera sharpening to whatever is most helpful to me when reviewing images for sharpness on the camera back LCD. I use a setting of 3 but that is personal taste. Some like a higher setting.
With a setting of -1 (??) I would think it would be difficult to evaluate sharpness.
When I apply USM, I set the in camera sharpening to zero. If I change the Picture Control directly then I change the integrated sharpening to zero.
I have several saved settings that applies a Picture Control with sharpness=0, and also adds a USM step with a basic default setting. That saved setting could apply the same Picture Control I use in camera or a different Picture Control. I have a similar saved setting for each Picture Control I frequently use.
The saved settings simply save me a few clicks to get the Pic Control sharpening turned off.
Those basic saved settings are accessible from the Batch-->Load Adjustments menu item.
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nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Wed 22-May-13 11:36 AM
After saving a setting, you need to click Edit-->Preferences-->Manage Settings.., and check the check box next to each setting you want displayed under the Batch-->Apply settings option. They do not automatically display there.
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