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:

j_photo wrote:

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.

In any RAW converter the natural workflow is initial adjustments of exposure and white balance and any other global adjustments. The exposure slider affects what you see in the histogram as does D-lighting, not the bit depth of the file or the editing steps IN CNX2. Amazing how the internet generates urban legends.

All highest quality edits in CNX2 have their specific use and are at full bit depth independently of where the steps are located in the editing interface.

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Is there any decent documentation on this? It's something I've wanted to understand better for a while.

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