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12-27-2006, 08:05 AM   #1
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can the digital display on the k10 and k100 be adjusted?

When we used flash on our cameras, when we preview the shot on the digital display, the faces of people look very bright, but when we bring the shot into photoshop, the exposure looks fine.
Is there anyway to "tone down" the brightness on the camera display? (without dimming the whole screen)
I realize it is just a digital preview, but it makes it hard to tell if the exposure is right. seems to be effected only when using flash for some reason.

any suggestions appreciated!

thanks

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i don't know about the those but on my ds under the settings tab there is a brightness control fo the lcd.
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your photoshop images only look okay cos u have your monitor and all its settings as u like them.. sadly the cameras lcd lacks all the settings needed to do what u want it to.. not surprising when u think about it either is it..

so in short the answer would be no there isnt..

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Randy - on the K100, tap your Menu button, then select Setup. Scroll down to Brightness Level. I find it won't do too much though.

Shoot - and then I just realized "without adjusting the brightness of your LCD Display" ... LOL.

Perhaps you may be overexposing, and the LCD is showing it. Bring down the flash exposure compensation a 1/3 stop?

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I found adjusting the brightness of the lcd makes a huge difference in how
the shot APPEARS to be exposed. In low light it can appear over exposed and
in direct sunlight, it may appear to be underexposed.
It's more reliable to check exposure using the histogram. This is something
very handy in the K100. If you're not familiar with it, the following is
an excellent explanation
Understanding Histograms
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QuoteOriginally posted by leaton Quote
I found adjusting the brightness of the lcd makes a huge difference in how
the shot APPEARS to be exposed. In low light it can appear over exposed and
in direct sunlight, it may appear to be underexposed.
It's more reliable to check exposure using the histogram. This is something
very handy in the K100. If you're not familiar with it, the following is
an excellent explanation
Understanding Histograms
thanks for the info and link

the thing is, when my wife shows people that she took a picture of with flash, they seemed to sometimes look puzzled as I am sure some think to themself "all that money for a shot like this"?
If I could teach them histograms, it would be a blessing

cheers

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tell her only to show them the finished product.. "all that money" aint gonna show up on a little lcd screen anyways is it

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I'll second that--just bring nice glossy prints of the good ones. Chimping should be for your eyes only.

On another note, I've had a bit of trouble judging exposures (w/flash) via the LCD myself. Haven't figured out why, either.

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yep...or just tell them it's not as good or wouldnt be as good as if you would view it in print or a monitor...

i always learned to give disclaimers...LoL
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one thought comes to mind.. lcd screens can never be good enough or big enough..

going back five years (and far less) and thinking about the little pixelated things i used to squint at in an attempt to prejudge pictures kinda makes me smile..

i look at the nice one on the back of my k100 and think how good it is.. it seems some folks aint seen "bad".. he he he

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