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05-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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CTE white balance setting

anyone know about this setting, if you have used it how does it work ? thanks

05-31-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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never mind, though i don't really understand it ( will have to try it i guess ) found this on pentax web site : Q: What is CTE?

A: CTE stands for Color Temperature Enhancement. By analyzing color components in an image, the camera's processor can sense a predominant color. When detected in CTE Mode, the processor then increases that color, making it more predominant in the image.

For example: In Auto White Balance (AWB) mode, the predominant color is modified to a more neutral color. Although AWB produces a neutral color balance and a realistic appearance of local colors, colorful highlights that may actually exist in a scene are often diminished. A sunset or cloud highlight may appear to be washed out, dull, or somewhat less colorful. Color Temperature Enhancement works conversely - the predominant color is intensified. This may be especially beneficial for rendering colorful clouds or sunsets, or enhancing colors which may be muted in an otherwise dull lighting condition, etc., resulting in a more vibrant image.
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