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11-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Setting WB on K20D

Is it possibnle to do the following?

1. Take a picture of paper/white card/etc.
2. Tell K20D what part of this frame is supposed to be white.
3. K20D correctly adjusts WB accordingly without further intervention.
4. Take pictures with this new white balance.

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11-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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Kind of. Just look in the owner's manual (page 163-164) for manual white balance.
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If you take RAW pictures, the colour translation will not be applied to the pixel data.
What means that in post processing you will have all freedom to change the color settings then.
This is one of the biggest advantages of working with RAW images.
With some software you can select a spot in the picture that should have been white and the color temperature will be set to correct accordingly,

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11-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the time spent answering my question. Things have been so busy that I have not had a chance to shoot since posting my question.

I will explore the above suggestions and thanks again!

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One quick note - you are better setting your white balance with a neutral grey card rather than a pure white target. The camera prefers the grey. Video cameras happen to prefer white, and this question has come up several times.

As Bert said, shooting RAW images, you can change it later. I do my white balance using the eye dropper in Lightroom, but it can be changed in every other photo editing program out there. In some cases you look at the grey spot and move a slider until it looks right, others use the click "this is the place" system.
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