Sigma SD1M wrong colors

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
SandyF Forum Pro • Posts: 14,941
Re: Many things are different

Roland Karlsson wrote:

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:


Talking about peculiarities in SPP.

  1. Why is sunlight and overcast the same (or VERY similar) white balance?
  2. How the ¤%¤#¤ do that pipette in the Tonal Adjustment work? It seems only to affect exposure, and that's also what the manual says. But, the correlation to where I click and the result totally baffles me. It seems more or less random. Sometimes the image gets darker, sometimes lighter. And that without me being able to understand why. I would have guessed that if you clicked a dark part, the image gets lighter. But ... no, I get surprised every time.

1. Sunlight wb and overcast wb I find different. Sunlight often for me is too yellow. I find really that auto wb + a selected colormode is usually better than just the wb and neutral colormode.

2. Are you clicking on a 255 white spot? I think that's the best way of using the tool. Sometimes it gives me too extreme results, but I know the direction of color selection. For example, if it gave me 5M+5Y, I might find that I liked 2M+2Y better. Note you can usually move the colorwheel direction by keyboard arrows.... sometimes that doesn't work though. Seems to depend upon which photos I'm working on... and on which computer.

For example, the color adjustment was really easy in my DP2Merrill files from August 2012 at the Pacific coast. I had a neat bit of white in most photos... the breaking wave!

Best regards, Sandy (archival) (current)

added: beach at 7M+6Y with an in-cam JPEG version next to it in the set. I put many examples online of in-cam JPEG then my edited version as well, noting my adjustments. This is a reference I personally find handy and I hope others may too!

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