| Sharing the
Picture Controls and curves...
The more recently introduced cameras will have the most basic controls. Future cameras may have more or less built into the camera or available installation slots.
You will find a spreadsheet in the NIKON directory of this zip file that describes the relationship of the PICCONxx numbers to the name and settings of the picture controls. There is another copy of the picture control list at the foot of this page.
Here are some Picture controls based on curves:
The following are specific to the red rose problem:
The following two images show how apparently overexposed images of roses are actually usable by simply shifting the EV value down a stop and reclaiming the wasted head room of a high contrast subject.
Shifting the EV downwards by .9 and substituting the P&S2 Picture Control stored in the computer allowed this image to be salvaged. If the P&S2 picture control had been used in the camera in the first place, the photographer could have reduced the image exposure by observing the red channel in the rear monitor. In reality, his first view of the monitor would have shown no over exposure, so no adjustment would have been required. The exposure may have been increased until red channel clipping was shown.
If you like what you see so far or
suggestions, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org .
© Leon Goodman 2009
|Picture controls distributed by Leon Goodman|
||PC Name||Based on||Sharpening||Contrast||Brightness||Saturation||Hue||Curve Name|
|08||Vivid+1||Vivid||7||1||0||Safe hi shadow Boost.ntc|
|12||D2X-safe hi-lo bump||D2XMode1||5||0||0||Safe hi shadow Boost.ntc|
|14||S SafeHi-loBoost||Standard||3||0||0||Safe hi shadow Boost.ntc|
|15||Rose Curve||Standard||5||2||0||Rose Curve.ntc|
|16||S Minus||Standard||5||2||0||S Minus.ntc|
|17||S Plus||Standard||5||2||0||S Plus.ntc|
|21||N Rose auto B-1||Neutral||5||A||-1||0|
|22||N Rose curve||Neutral||2||1||0||Rose Curve.ntc|
|23||V Rose C=A B=-1||Vivid||4||A||-1||0||0|
|24||V Rose Curve||Vivid||4||0||0||Rose Curve.ntc|