Skin colour in 24MP DX cameras

Started Jun 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Stacey_K
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Re: disagree

RobCMad wrote:

rkumar wrote:

So if you have different shades of white, brown, asian, and black skin tones in the picture, do you get one right and others wrong?

If you don't get colors right at the moment of capture - you have lost a lot of information forever.

But surely that would only happen if you got the exposure wrong - blew a channel or underexposed beyond the useful range of the sensor. If the exposure is correct then skin tones are a matter of rendering, no?

No. We aren't talking about WB issues. We are talking about color shifts, where one channel or hue is rendered differently from what is in front of the camera, but the rest of the hues are correct. If you have a woman with blond hair in the picture and you start changing global WB to correct skin tones, God only knows what color her hair will end up etc.

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