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Image too dark and or Contrast in D100


Orleans, US
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guyb Registered since 11th Apr 2002
Sun 12-Jan-03 06:15 AM

I have read here and other places of trouble with images being too dark and or the contrast being wrong. I don't feel I have this problem. I would like to know if it is a difference in my work-flow or a camera to camera difference. Could someone who is having this problem please try my usual routine?

1. Shoot in raw mode.
2. Bring the photo into Photoshop or the imaging program of your choice without any previous editing.
3. Bring up the levels adjustment.
4. Move the top left slider to the left edge of the histogram.
5. Move the top right slider to the right edge of the histogram.
6. Move the middle slider in either direction to set the overall brightness/gamma.

This does not give an absolutely perfect image, but it is often all it needs.