Another Picture Control Question...

Started Sep 16, 2022 | Questions thread
Patrick McMahon
Patrick McMahon Senior Member • Posts: 1,609
Re: Another Picture Control Question...

This is one of Nikon's pages on picture controls.

I ran through a number of shots switching picture controls and I could not get a properly exposed shot to "blow out highlights."

j_photo - Can you share the documentation on picture controls affecting how the camera adjusts exposure? For the life of me I can't find it.

My understanding is that a picture control sat atop the raw file- therefore, say you adjusted sharpening, it was not going to make the raw file "more in focus" and brightness would not cause the raw file to to be a longer exposure or wider apeture or higher iso... They are simply in camera processes built atop the raw file.

That the camera adjusts the exposure (thereby affecting the raw file) based on a picture control is news to me.

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