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  • #23800

    Anonymous

    On my Nikon D3400 camera I can set the picture color control to standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait, landscape, or flat. Is there any disadvantaged to leaving it to vivid most of the time to increase the color saturation?

    #23801

    Ezra Morley
    Participant

    It’s really up to you, if you like the “Vivid” setting, then use it! Note that those “picture control” settings apply only to JPG files. (And probably the compressed preview for your RAW files)

    If you don’t shoot RAW, then you don’t really have to worry about that fact. If you do shoot RAW, you still don’t have to worry about it, just make sure that you realize what’s going on. 🙂

    #23802

    Austin Vinar
    Participant

    If you are shooting raw, they don’t effect your picture. But if you are shooting jpeg, I would definitely use neutral. Because adjustments to color, sharpness, etc. are much better made in post-processing.

    #23805

    Ezra Morley
    Participant

    @austinvinar, I agree with you, to a point. 🙂 If you intend to edit your JPG files, then yes, I would agree, Neutral would likely be the better choice. However, if you’re not wanting to mess around with editing, and just want a decent looking picture straight-out-of-camera, then I’d say go for a more “punchy” look.

    #23850

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Welcome @blessingscaptured! How familiar are you with the difference between RAW and JPG?

    (FYI, since you’re a PRO member, your question here about Color Control is something I’ll be researching over the next few days to bring up and discuss during the webinar on Saturday.)

    #23869

    Anonymous

    I am still learning about all the benefits of using RAW. Right now I shoot RAW+fine JPG.

    #24064

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    That’s good! Keep learning about the differences between RAW and JPG. The assignment at the end of this video will help you come to an experiential conclusion about which one is better, as well as explaining why I don’t shoot RAW+JPG anymore.
     
    https://www.lenspiration.com/video/color-control/

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