Question on 450D


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Hi,

I am pretty new to DSLR cameras and just purchased Canon EOS 450D. I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me out with this problem i am having. I took shots with the 450D using "Faithful" setting in JPEG L(fine) quality. I find that I cant seem to get the correct red tone as compared to a RAW image.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metallotorto/2467041850/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metallotorto/2466212755/in/photostream/

I tried other pic styles but cannot get the same red tone as RAW not even close to it :dunno:. When i previewed the image in the LCD it will look like the JPEG image, even if I shoot in RAW format.

Is this a problem with my camera? Hope someone could enlighten me on this as I am pretty new to all this.

Thanks in advance.:angel:
 

IsenGrim

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i havent tried the styles yet.. but in raw, no style is added. eg0,0,0,0 settings. i think...

faithful and neutral has toned down saturations as compared to others.. eg, negative numbers. i think...
as of landscape has +in green and blue.

check out the custom settings to get what u really want. and i think the manual has a nice breakdown of each style, and a tutorial to teach u to set your custom settings.
 

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i havent tried the styles yet.. but in raw, no style is added. eg0,0,0,0 settings. i think...

faithful and neutral has toned down saturations as compared to others.. eg, negative numbers. i think...
as of landscape has +in green and blue.

check out the custom settings to get what u really want. and i think the manual has a nice breakdown of each style, and a tutorial to teach u to set your custom settings.
I tried playing around with the settings but still cant get close enough to the red i could get in RAW.

I will read the manual again and see if I do anything else to the settings.

Thanks for your advice!:thumbsup::)
 

calebk

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If it appears pinkish, it might be your white balance having a bit too much blue hue, so you have to look out for and correct that when shooting, especially if you are shooting in JPG. If you are really nifty with Photoshop, you can actually fix it in Photoshop, even when it is shot as a JPG.
 

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If it appears pinkish, it might be your white balance having a bit too much blue hue, so you have to look out for and correct that when shooting, especially if you are shooting in JPG. If you are really nifty with Photoshop, you can actually fix it in Photoshop, even when it is shot as a JPG.
Thanks for the advice. :)

I check the white balance. I shoot at the same white balance as the RAW. The RAW image that you see wasnt edited or anything. I merely output a JPEG from it. Somehow RAW captures the correct red tone compared to JPEG. Even when i tweaked the settings for colour tone I still cannot get close to the red tone the RAW is achieving. :(
 

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This is strange... maybe try changing the picture style back to standard?
Then check Saturation settings?
 

CT 3833

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TS,
This is because when a file is saved in RAW, a lot more info is being save. That allow you to manipulate or post process the WB and other stuff on the raw file.

But with JPEG, the WB is set when the file is saved, it gives you limited flexibility to change the WB during post processing.

I dont think there is anything wrong with the cam. you may want to try one more scenario. that is to take the same picture, using a different WB setting(eg. tungsten or shadow). I suspect that your RAW WB will stilll be the same but the one taken with JPEG will be different.
 

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TS,
This is because when a file is saved in RAW, a lot more info is being save. That allow you to manipulate or post process the WB and other stuff on the raw file.

But with JPEG, the WB is set when the file is saved, it gives you limited flexibility to change the WB during post processing.

I dont think there is anything wrong with the cam. you may want to try one more scenario. that is to take the same picture, using a different WB setting(eg. tungsten or shadow). I suspect that your RAW WB will stilll be the same but the one taken with JPEG will be different.
Hi,

Thanks for your reply. :)

I tried different white balance settings, even custom but it still could not get close enough to the red that the RAW image. I am not expecting the same but just close enough.

I understand that RAW has more information to it. Even my friend who has been using a DSLR for years told me so. But i let him try my camera on his own. And he too has the same problem getting the correct red tone in JPEGs.:dunno:

This is strange... maybe try changing the picture style back to standard?
Then check Saturation settings?
Thanks for your reply. :)

I tried all the picture styles with different white balances. Still same.:dunno:
 

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