Camera's LCD display different picture than on computer

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

  1. waffles123 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    lower the brightness and use the histogram to judge exposure
     
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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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