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08-02-2015, 09:37 AM   #1
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K-S2 JPG settings ?

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I'd rather shoot JPEG than RAW due to file sizes. Anyone can recommend good settings for JPEG for the K-S2 ? I'm currently using the Natural preset but I wonder if I should tweak it ?

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Hello,

I'd rather shoot JPEG than RAW due to file sizes. Anyone can recommend good settings for JPEG for the K-S2 ? I'm currently using the Natural preset but I wonder if I should tweak it ?

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It really depends on what you're shooting, but natural is a good starting point for post-processing since it doesn't over-saturate colors as much. You may still need to adjust the saturation slider when shooting bright colors, though.

Also, if you're shooting with primes and no AA filter simulator, make sure you turn the sharpness setting all the way down, as otherwise your JPEGs may look over-sharpened.

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Also, if you're shooting with primes and no AA filter simulator, make sure you turn the sharpness setting all the way down, as otherwise your JPEGs may look over-sharpened.
+1 on this. Pentax JPEGs are really good (I really can't do much better in RAW) but never 'presharpen' them (unless you are going straight to the web.). It is usually a good idea to save sharpening for the very last step in your workflow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nlecaude Quote
Hello,

I'd rather shoot JPEG than RAW due to file sizes.
Why is this a factor? There is no one setting for every shot - which is a main benefit of making adjustments to suit the image in post-processing.

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