"Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?" Fri 20-Jul-12 01:21 AM by jeremy_c
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.
#1. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?" In response to Reply # 0
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
#2. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?" In response to Reply # 0
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.
#5. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?" In response to Reply # 0
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.
#6. "RE: Dramatic difference w/ViewNX vs. Aperture, what am I doing wrong?" In response to Reply # 5
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.
"Red is gray and yellow white, but we decide which is right ....and which is an illusion"