- June 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm #23800
On my Nikon D3400 camera I can set the picture color control to standard, neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait, landscape, or flat. Is there any disadvantaged to leaving it to vivid most of the time to increase the color saturation?June 13, 2017 at 1:57 pm #23801
It’s really up to you, if you like the “Vivid” setting, then use it! Note that those “picture control” settings apply only to JPG files. (And probably the compressed preview for your RAW files)
If you don’t shoot RAW, then you don’t really have to worry about that fact. If you do shoot RAW, you still don’t have to worry about it, just make sure that you realize what’s going on. 🙂June 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm #23802
If you are shooting raw, they don’t effect your picture. But if you are shooting jpeg, I would definitely use neutral. Because adjustments to color, sharpness, etc. are much better made in post-processing.June 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm #23805
@austinvinar, I agree with you, to a point. 🙂 If you intend to edit your JPG files, then yes, I would agree, Neutral would likely be the better choice. However, if you’re not wanting to mess around with editing, and just want a decent looking picture straight-out-of-camera, then I’d say go for a more “punchy” look.June 15, 2017 at 9:28 am #23850
James StaddonKeymasterJune 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm #23869
I am still learning about all the benefits of using RAW. Right now I shoot RAW+fine JPG.June 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm #24064
That’s good! Keep learning about the differences between RAW and JPG. The assignment at the end of this video will help you come to an experiential conclusion about which one is better, as well as explaining why I don’t shoot RAW+JPG anymore.
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