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D70 Hue,Sat,Sharpening settings???

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Jonathan, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Jonathan


    Jun 11, 2005
    Southern Maine
    I am looking for input on some of the settings on the D70. I am really wondering what others are using. I keep changing, but at the moment I am using:

    Color Mode Ia
    White Balance=Auto -1

    I'd appreciate any input as to what other are using on these settings. I am most interested in the Hue and sharpening settings.

    Comments greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
  2. heiko


    May 15, 2005
    Hi Jonathan,

    I'm shooting RAW files with the following settings:

    Optimize Image: Custom
    White Balance: Manual or Preset (when I use a grey card)
    Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
    Tone Compensation: Normal (or Low, if I need a low contrast)
    Hue Adjustment: 0 (never played with it, perhaps should give it a try)
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpening: None (I do all sharpening in post processing, where I have better control)

    I usually process pictures first in NC, sometimes do some Photoshop processing (recently much more, as I'm getting more familiar).

    Pictures I post on the web need to be converted from AdobeRGB to sRGB (I use PS for that). This together with sharpening I do at the end of the processing.
  3. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    This is how I'm set:

    In the Optimize Image, Custom Menu:

    Sharpness: +1
    Tone Comp: +1 Medium High (Overridden when using the custom curve)
    Color Mode: IIIa (sRGB)
    Saturation: Normal
    Hue: -3

    Then install sReala_Ver_2a curve
  4. Jonathan


    Jun 11, 2005
    Southern Maine
    Custom Curve

    Thanks. I've never tried a curve before. I'm guessing they're pretty easy to install. I'll try it out. I just install through NC, correct?
  5. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Yes, you use NC to install - there are various posts on several forums that can take you step by step.....it's easy once you've done it (a few times), I always have to go back to a tutorial because my memory between changing is flaky!

    This is a good site for instructions:
  6. My current settings are:

    Optimize Image: Custom
    White Balance: Auto
    Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
    Tone Compensation: Normal
    Hue Adjustment: 0
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpening: +1
  7. I'm currently using...

    Sharpness: +1 (I sometimes use 0, but usually +1 to save on pp)
    Tone Comp: sReala version 2
    Color Mode: Ia (sRGB)
    Saturation: Normal (I had been using enhanced but am happier with normal right now as I'm shooting a lot of pics of a soccer team with very bright red shirts)
    Hue: 0
  8. I shoot Raw+JPEG. These are the settings I use:

    Tone Compensation-Auto
    Color Mode-1a
    White Balance-Auto

    These seem to work well for the jpeg and I usually only adjust sharpening and saturation (if needed) in NC (along with a few other tweaks).
  9. Tosh


    May 6, 2005
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2017
  10. Optimize omage Custom :
    Sharpening : Normal. I prefer to control sharpening in PP
    Tone Comp : Low contrast when shooting and I get it back to Noprmal in Capture if necessary) I also use Komin 1.14D custom curve.
    Saturation : Normal
    Color Mode : 1asRGB for people. IIIa sRGB for nature.
    Hue : +3. It keeps away from too much magenta.
  11. Henk

    Henk Guest

    I 2nd those settings GBENIC, but use Saturation Normal most of the time (doesn't make a lot of difference though)
    This works perfect for me, JPG + RAW

  12. What a diversity. With the same camera and lens, one sees how differently still each may be working.

    Here are my own settings on a D70.
    Sharpness - 0
    Tone compensation - I use the Point&Shoot Curve from Photogeneteic
    Color Mode - Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Saturation - Enhanced
    Hue - 0
  13. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Yes every one is different, and that is what is so unique about photography.

    I either shoot RAW only or JPG Only, never both to save on file space and double names.


    Auto everything, (I mean everything except WB), aRGB, WB auto -2,


    Sharpening +1, aRGB colorspace when outside with poarizer or IIIa if shooting indoors, WB auto -2


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