Hi - I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on my problem. I usually shoot in RAW mode, however, the other day I went for a walk in a forest and changed to JPEG normal. All the photographs I have taken have a blue tint which is not good. My white balance was set to PRE and I just do not know what is wrong here. I also went out in the snow to shoot some scenes and they are all blue too, the snow scenes I shot in Feb this year are what I call all normal colour so what has happened to my camera. I have not changed or done anything major. I would really appreciate any help that anyone could offer.
Actually you did: you set the white balance to PRE!
As (the other) Brian notes, your white balance is then being determined by the setting that you captured for the pre-set white balance, and obviously that setting in your camera at the moment is much cooler than the environment in which you were shooting.
Had you shot in RAW, it would have been a very simple matter to adjust the white balance back to correct. However, in JPEG you'll have to do a more tedious color correction in your editing software. In Photoshop there's a control on the Levels dialog that will help a lot, and in Lightroom you can adjust the color tint; lightroom also allows you do apply that adjustment to a number of files all at once.
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Thu 30-Dec-10 07:48 AM | edited Thu 30-Dec-10 07:50 AM by bert1eboddy
Hi - my white balance has always been set to the pre as I did that when I bought the camera. I changed from Raw to Jpeg while in the forest one day and all the photos have this blue tint, it only seems to happen when I switch to jpeg. I have now put my WB on auto and have taken the same photos and the colour is normal. Thank you all for you help. But still not clear why it happens, I shall try different WB settings and see how I get on - thanks
Pre is for measuring a custom white balance for that specific lighting condition or using white balance values you have stored in one of the 4 locations. When you measure a white balance value it will be written to D-0 and you must have D-0 selected to use it. It does not matter if you have D-1 through D-4 selected it will still be written to D-0. You can copy values to D-1 through D-4 to save for future use, but always have D-0 selected to measure and use the custom value you measure.