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    Default How to adjust RAW images?

    Tried shooting some RAW. But how do you know what is the correct WB and colour that it should be corrected to during post processing? Is there some kind of guide or do you just use auto-correct?
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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly5050 View Post
    Tried shooting some RAW. But how do you know what is the correct WB and colour that it should be corrected to during post processing? Is there some kind of guide or do you just use auto-correct?
    I generally use Auto, and check with my own eyes... But if you want to be sure, shoot a white card in the pic and use it to check on WB.
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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly5050 View Post
    Tried shooting some RAW. But how do you know what is the correct WB and colour that it should be corrected to during post processing? Is there some kind of guide or do you just use auto-correct?
    i usually just auto and adjust it slightly to my liking.

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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Just shoot raw and adjust later before ps. Alway check lcd histogram as a guide.
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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    use AWB first. and use camera raw software to fine tune the WB.

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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly5050 View Post
    Tried shooting some RAW. But how do you know what is the correct WB and colour that it should be corrected to during post processing? Is there some kind of guide or do you just use auto-correct?
    there is no one correct wb
    it depends on what sort of mood you intend to achieve

    what sort of colours you want
    what you likie might not be what others like, though

    for example, one might like skin tone in tungsten wb, love it a lot
    others may not like it because it looks unnatural

    but after all, you have the freedom of the artist
    so long as you don't go too overboard, i guess

    this is the reason why you shoot in raw
    you get to choose and project your own vision

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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oly5050 View Post
    Tried shooting some RAW. But how do you know what is the correct WB and colour that it should be corrected to during post processing? Is there some kind of guide or do you just use auto-correct?
    if you not sure of the WB colour...shoot jpeg instead...

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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    if you not sure of the WB colour...shoot jpeg instead...
    Are you sure?? If you didn't set to the proper White Balance, it still comes out as the wrong one...
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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    if you not sure of the WB colour...shoot jpeg instead...
    the colors would still be haywired..

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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Are you sure?? If you didn't set to the proper White Balance, it still comes out as the wrong one...
    yes...leave it to auto...most of the time it works very well...

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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest2 View Post
    yes...leave it to auto...most of the time it works very well...
    try that in tungsten lighting... it still comes out as orangy
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    Default Re: How to adjust RAW images?

    for tungsten or flouroscent lighting, i find myself doing manual color temperature to obtain the right colors in the photos.

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