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jeremy_c Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Jul 2012Fri 20-Jul-12 01:20 AM
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"Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
Fri 20-Jul-12 01:21 AM by jeremy_c

Norton, US
          

Here is an example of a quick snap I made today the minute my D7000 was delivered (YAY!). I imported into Aperture (what I normally use) and wow was I terribly disappointed! I thought my new camera was broke!

When clicking on an image, it looked nice to begin with (preview from the camera I am assuming was displaying) but then once Aperture loaded the file fully, it turned lifeless, pale and washed out.



Thanks for any input!

OH, I am using Aperture 3.3.1.

Jeremy

  

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archivue Gold Member Nikonian since 26th Mar 2002Fri 20-Jul-12 11:03 AM
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#1. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
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Aperture (as Lightroom) don't really keep the Nikon camera's settings as Nikon's software do !
You can create presets and assign them as the default
When PPing I prefer to start with the image you show on the left which is more "neutral", but then each has it's own tastes

Jacques

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jeremy_c Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Jul 2012Fri 20-Jul-12 01:29 PM
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#4. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
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Norton, US
          

OK, if it is just adjustments to the RAW data, then I can handle that. I was thinking it may not have been reading the RAW data correctly, thus loosing information.

Thanks for the help!

Jeremy

  

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SheriB Silver Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life. Nikonian since 11th Sep 2010Fri 20-Jul-12 11:08 AM
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#2. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
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First, your new camera isn't broke..you are because you just spent all that cash..and the camera isn't broken either (sorry, the grammar police showed up for a sec)
I do not use anything but ViewNX2 myself, but from what I have read here, programs like Aperture do not use the Nikon settings ( I am assuming you shot RAW )So if you shot in a picture control such as Vivid or even standard some of those settings that make the picture seem more contrasty and saturated are not going to be in the RAW image when processing in many Non Nikon PP programs. If you shot jpeg, I have no idea what the problem is. My understanding is that teh settings would carry over in a jpeg.

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Fri 20-Jul-12 12:24 PM
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#3. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
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Nikon doesn't share their settings for images with other companies such as Apple or Adobe. Those organizations have to reverse-engineer the settings for use in Aperture, Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.

The photo on the left can be made to look as good or better than the photo on the right in Aperture.

Take the photo on the left and adjust "Definition" (for mid-tones), "Contrast" and "Sharpen", not "Edge Sharpen" You can also try a bit of "Vibrance" or "Saturation" for fun.

See what looks good to you.

Have fun,

Larry

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jeremy_c Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Jul 2012Fri 20-Jul-12 05:28 PM
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#5. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
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Norton, US
          

Further making things different, I was playing around in the menu today and saw that the Standard Picture Control had an asterisk after it. My D7000 is used. The Sharpening, Contrast and Saturation were all user modified in my camera. Pressing the Trash button reverted them to factory defaults.

Interestingly, when I first got the camera, I did two things:

1. Reset Shooting Menu
2. Reset Custom Settings

Neither of these reverted the Picture Controls back to their factor default. I was expecting that from the above two actions that everything would have been reset to factory defaults, but I guess it isn't so.

Oh well, I'm learning!

Thanks again everyone,

Jeremy

  

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Sat 21-Jul-12 12:10 PM
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#6. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?"
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Port Charlotte, US
          

To totally reset the camera to default, press and hold both the "Zoom In" button on the back and the "Exposure Compensation" button on the top-right for more than two seconds. They are marked with green dots.

Larry

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