Camera's LCD display different picture than on computer

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by waffles123, May 9, 2010.

  1. waffles123 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2009
    Hey, I have a Nikon D40, and I've just realized something that isn't very good. When I take a picture indoors, (35mm f/1.8), the camera display shows a very good picture. However, when I upload to iPhoto, the same picture is much darker and has a warmer white balance so I have to severely edit it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Shoot in RAW to easier balance the white and the exposure afterwards.

    Also calibrate your screen via System Preferences > Displays > Color.

    You might also be able to lower the brightness on the camera's screen and even adjust its colour warmth.

    Btw, there is an s missing in display in your thread title.
  3. bocomo macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    New York
    lower the brightness and use the histogram to judge exposure
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2008
    I never ever judge how an image is going to look by just the LCD. The histogram is a much more precise, and also the LCD on the camera is going to display the colours differently than what a calibrated (or non calibrated for that matter) screen/LCD will...

    Also shooting RAW, as someone stated, will afford a lot of leeway in recovering highlights and such, but it IS NOT a crutch, so to speak.
  5. gnd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    At my cat's house
    As far as I know the only two cameras, where you can fine-tune the screen to provide a neutral color appearance, are Pentax K-7 and Pentax K-X.

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