A strange idea came to me this evening. If I work on a RAW file in NX2 and then finally come up with what I think is the perfect set of settings, can those settings (after saving) be put into my D700 for the in-camera jpeg processing?
Sorry if this is a dumb question.
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#1. "RE: Reverse engineering?" | In response to Reply # 0mklass Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006Fri 21-Dec-12 08:18 PM | edited Fri 21-Dec-12 08:24 PM by mklass
Not really. You can create a picture control that is used by CNX on NEFs, and the camera to store in NEFs or to create the JPG. However, those picture control adjsutments are but you are limited to only certain adjustments, including: brightness, contrast, hue, sharpness, and saturation.
Here is a link to the procedure for creating a picture control and copying it to your camera: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16557/~/modifying-picture-controls-and-saving-them-to-your-camera.
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#3. "RE: Reverse engineering?" | In response to Reply # 2ericbowles Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sat 22-Dec-12 12:24 PM
If you use Capture or View for post processing it's not such a bad idea. There are times when you want a good image with no processing or minimal processing.
I find the Standard picture control or something close is pretty good as a starting point. Standard includes some sharpening, contrast and saturation that can be adjusted to taste.
Neutral still includes some sharpening but is otherwise minimally processed. If you have noisy images due to high ISO or other factors, you might need to modify this picture control in post.
I find Vivid works for some situations but you need to watch skin tones, excessive saturation of bright colors, and contrast. Of course, sharpening is also there.
Each person and situation calls for small variations of these settings. I created a picture control called Neutral No Sharp for those situations where I want no processing at all
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