Photoshop Elements (which of course is a light version) has two methods. There is the auto white balance setting and there is the eye dropper that you can apply to an area of the image that has neutral luminosity. CNX2 has neither method when using JPEGs but it has both methods when using NEFs.I didn't know you could do white balance with adobe on jpgs either.
Dropping a grey point would be similar to the eye dropper approach, not?Photoshop Elements (which of course is a light version) has two methods. There is the auto white balance setting and there is the eye dropper that you can apply to an area of the image that has neutral luminosity. CNX2 has neither method when using JPEGs but it has both methods when using NEFs.
I spent about $5 years ago on three grey cards about 8x10. Imagine how many cards the size of a WhiBal can be cut from them. The cards become worn in ways the WhiBal won't, but I have used my batch of grey cards for nearly ten years and still have plenty of them left.I just spent $19.95 on a small WhiBal card
???The disadvantage for me of the grey point is that the round dot is too large. I can't be as precise with placing it as when using Adobe's eyedropper.
Why should I bother zooming in using NX2 when I don't have to do that using Photoshop? Also, if the luminosity isn't neutral, at 800% I can see so little of the image that I have to unzoom again to see more of it. This speaks to the fact that I'm not very good at determining neutral luminosity.???
At 800% a pixel dwarfs the round dot.
Dave,I see where the "confusion" is arising! Instead of using the "Neutral Control Point" go to Camera Settings / White Balance / Change to Set Gray Point and THEN your eyedropper is EXACTLY the same as in CSx. Put it on something that you want to be a clean Gray/White and you have it.
I like NX but for the type of shooting you were doing there, I'll just stick with COne for the pp.Here is the white balance set using Capture nx . and need to fiddle more .....
and this one done in capture 1 , darn simple just 1 click on Auto thats it and pretty close to natural tones
I don't know why Nikon did it either. I don't know enough about it to know if their thinking is flawed. However, I do know why WB settings using Auto white balance can't be batch processed: the settings are relative, not absolute. All other WB settings are absolute and can be batch processed.You CANNOT batch WB settings over a shoot if the shots were taken in auto WB.