The Filters We Need With Digital...

Started Oct 5, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,136
White balance two ways...

Rumpis wrote:

Thanks for explanation. How to use this filter? How to set white
balance not to be in conflict with this filter?

Well, never set it via a white card or gray card, everything in the picture that isn't white will get green tinted.

There are three things that work.

First, set the white balance without the filter on. It really doesn't shift plant greens or sky blue, and plant reds and yellows are going to shift "away from each other" but be correct relative to a common center. Do this, and skin is going off into the red, if there are people involved.

Second, most cameras will do as well in auto white balance with the filter as they will do without it, so if AWB works well on your camera, go for it.

Third, it actually will work with the Macbeth ColorChecker and profile building with the Fors ACR calibrating action or Pictocolor inCamera. I assume it will also work with the new Adobe profile building tool, but haven't tried it yet.

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