Nikon Capture NX2 + D800 - help!!!

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Re: Edit steps can produce better results than Quick Fix
In reply to Kaj E, 9 months ago

Kaj E wrote:

An example of when the edit steps produce better results than Quick fix. Try to recover highlights and shadows in a file severely under or overexposed:

1)With shadow/highlight protection in quick fix.

2) With Adjust > Light > D-lighting, better quality in edit.

You will notice that d-lighting is much less prone to haloing.

Use the right tools for the job. Quick fix is as the name implies a quick way of doing adjustments, but not always the best.

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Kaj, to be clear, the claim made by many in the Flickr group is that the exposure compensation slider, not the other quick fix adjustments, works on a larger data set than later edit steps. I've seen numerous discussions on this point. In my own experience, I do find the exp. comp. slider an important adjustment ahead of other edit steps. So maybe there is something to it. I don't know for sure.

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