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04-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Photos good in camera LCD but dark/dull in computer

Hi,

I have day by day evaluating the Q and i'm finding that the photos are fantastics in camera LCD but dark/dull in computer.
Do you have the same problem???

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04-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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If you're shooting in raw, the preview on your computer might not reflect the actual image, or it might now have received any processing. The histogram is generally a good way to determine whether or not your exposure is kosher. If it is skewed to either side, you might be looking at over/underexposure. Post some samples if in doubt

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I noticed that in my video but not with stills, seeing if you got the right focus can be tough too.
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Yeah, the histogram is the key. Our eyes are too adaptable to ambient light to be trusted upon when watching a screen. Also as it has been said, RAW files needs editing.

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Have you calibrated your monitor? What are you using to view/process the image files?
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Hi all,

Thanks for your help.
I have the monitor calibrated and the histogram is a litle in the underexpose side in that photos. The Q LCD cheats to much ... i have K20D, K5, D7000, 7D, 5D, 5DII and in that ones the LCD image is almost like you see in computer.
Now i use the compensation almost every time around +0,7/1stopīs... do you guys use the same compensation???
One more things the Capture 1 and Lightroom are so so with the Q rawīs the Aperture do the best work.... i use almost 99% of the time the Lightroom.

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Sounds like the camera is underexposing, what type of metering are you using? Spot, Center-weighted, Average?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rob22315 Quote
Sounds like the camera is underexposing, what type of metering are you using? Spot, Center-weighted, Average?
I almost use Average/Matrix and manual but i have tried all the metering and the sintome is the same.

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As said, use the histogram as it's a wonderful tool to preview pics!
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As said, use the histogram as it's a wonderful tool to preview pics!
Yes i have come to that conclusion... i have to look more times for the histogram of the Q... and 2/3 or more of the time i have to ad +0,7/1 stopīs.

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I agree that the Q tend to underexpose, probably because the bad performance when it comes to recoverable highlights.
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I agree that the Q tend to underexpose, probably because the bad performance when it comes to recoverable highlights.
Yes.. i second that
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Check your color space! I had this problem bad when computer and camera color space did not match. If you use sRGB I think it will eliminate this problem.
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I don't know the Q, but if you set other Pentax cameras to Adobe colour space, the firmware will care for the needed corrections for the LCD display.

On your computer, graphics card/processor, drivers, profile, and your monitor must support Adobe CS, otherwise the pictures will look too dark and dull.
If you don't want to get your pictures professionally printed (for books, calendars, exhibitions, etc,), sRGB should be good enough.

Unfortunately, there is no way back, as with sRGB some colour information will be missing.
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