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09-18-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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How Do I Adjust Image Colors (Green)?

My Pentax *ist DL seems to brighten green colors. Is there something in the setting I need to change?
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I don't have a DL, but I assume it is like my DS, and you can choose to set on "Bright"or "Natural" in the Menu? If so, go with Natural, as Bright will saturate more heavily.
I seldom use my DS, but recall that for best results I always shot RAW and used Silkypix (get a Free trial) for superb colors. Most of my greens are still to saturated, even with my K20D, but I can easily correct them in post processing.....RAW beats Jpeg for corrections, but you can still do it in Jpeg to some extent.
Most color related problems are best treated in post processing I find.
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Thanks for the suggestion.

Hi Rupert,
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it and I can change thesetting from Bright to Natural with the lens removed. However, when I install an AF lens it defaults to Bright. I installed an MF lens and it stayed on Natural.
So now I need to figure out how to override the AF default of Bright.

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If you cannot set the change in-camera, you can PP the photographs , for example with Pentax Digital Camera Utility or any other PP softwares. As suggested by Rupert, it is then recommended to shoot RAW to have more PP options.

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According to the Manual, when in Auto Picture (AP) mode, the setting is defaulted to Bright and cannot be changed (pg 108). In fact, most settings cannot be changed in AP mode. If you are using a Manual lens, and in auto picture mode, it's possible the camera is choosing some other mode due to the lack of an Auto type lens.

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So to answer the next question: even when using an AF lens, don't use Auto Pict mode if you wish to override any settings. Use P mode instead if you want auto-exposure but with control over settings.
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Thanks for the suggestions (2)

Thank you for the suggestions. Using the P mode with the AF lens does the trick. I can take photos with the setting to Natural instead of Bright when in Auto mode.

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Thank you for your suggestions. I think I have it figured out now. Attached are two photos taken back-to-back, one Bright and one N atural. These were taken with a Quantaray AF 70-300mm LD Tele-Macro lens.

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