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Re: Grey cards and the like for white balance - who uses them?

White balance tools, after thinking about it, are of special interest to those who don't shoot RAW, of which there are still many. Although it's simple to correct white balance if you shoot RAW, it's much much more difficult to correct white balance in JPEGs.

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Re: Grey cards and the like for white balance - who uses them?

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White balance tools, after thinking about it, are of special interest to those who don't shoot RAW, of which there are still many. Although it's simple to correct white balance if you shoot RAW, it's much much more difficult to correct white balance in JPEGs.

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HI Ian,
That may depend on the software used. I don't have any problems with PWP with JPEGs, but have uttered a few words at Capture One doing raw. I'll confess to having some mixed lighting messes from both formats, that could only be used for monochrome in any sorftware....
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Re: Grey cards and the like for white balance - who uses them?

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That may depend on the software used. I don't have any problems with PWP with JPEGs, but have uttered a few words at Capture One doing raw. I'll confess to having some mixed lighting messes from both formats, that could only be used for monochrome in any sorftware....
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Hi Bob, yes there may well be instances where there are several different light sources of different temperatures where it's impossible to get the necessary neutrality, even with RAW. But as JPEGs are rather like paint where the primary (sensor) colours have been mixed, it's much more difficult to adjust the white balance in one area of an image without making it go funny elsewhere.

This was a good thread on the subject from a while back:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=6155

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