#1. "RE: In camera image sharpening" In response to Reply # 0
When shooting RAW all in camera settings are recorded in the RAW image file and the results of those settings are visible on the LCD on the camera and in ViewNX 2 or CaptureNX 2. These settings can be changed using the "Picture Controls" in either View or Capture. If you use either of these programs or the camera to create a jpg from the raw file those settings cannot be changed in the jpg once they are applied.
Camera settings in raw files are only accessible in Nikon software to the best of my knowledge. When you open a RAW file in lightroom or photoshop for example all you get is the RAW image with no in camera settings applied.
I hope this helps.
Marc There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.-Ansel Adams
#5. "RE: In camera image sharpening" In response to Reply # 0
Little Falls, US
Per Scott Kelby & Matt Kloslowski on D-Town TV, no in-camera settings are exported when shooting in RAW. The settings (like Kuzzy said) apply only to jpegs. Your camera displays all photos (even RAW) in jpeg mode, so a photo may look great on the back of the camera and look dull on your computer monitor when using Elements, PS CS5 or Lightroom.
#6. "RE: In camera image sharpening" In response to Reply # 5 Mon 24-Jan-11 08:11 PM by gkaiseril
If you examine the MakerNote in the RAW files, with an EXIF viewer that displays the full EXIF data, you will see the in-camera settings are recorded as part of the RAW image. Nikon software uses these settings to adjust the RAW data when displaying the NEF file and this is the reason that NEF files look better or closer to the embedded Jpeg thumbnail than viewing the NEF in Adobe Elements, PS, CS 5 or LightRoom, all of which discard this information.
Editing the NEF is Nikon Capture NX 2 will also let one save the NEF file as a NEF file with the changes made added to the MakerNote so that one can remove the various settings and return to the originally shot image with camera settings or all the way back to the RAW data. There is one exception is the Long Exposure Noise Reduction does modify the RAW image to remove the noise introduced by a long exposure.
#7. "RE: In camera image sharpening" In response to Reply # 5 Mon 24-Jan-11 08:58 PM by briantilley
>Per Scott Kelby & Matt Kloslowski on D-Town TV, no in-camera >settings are exported when shooting in RAW.
As Marc (correctly) said above, the camera settings are always saved alongside the image data in a NEF file.
Scott and Matt are right that non-Nikon software like Elements and Lightroom ignore this settings data (apart from white balance), but it is there. Nikon's own View NX2 and Capture NX2 read the data and apply the camera settings when converting the NEF.