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Nikon D600 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Solving Exposure and Color Problems

For images that need exposure or color correction, the Retouch menu offers these tools:

  • D-Lighting: Chapter 7 explains Active D-Lighting, a feature that brightens too-dark shadows in a way that leaves highlight details intact. You can apply a similar adjustment after you take a picture by choosing the D-Lighting filter on the Retouch menu. I used the filter on the photo in Figure 11-4, where strong backlighting left the balloon underexposed in the original image.

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    Figure 11-4: An underexposed photo (left) gets help from the D-Lighting filter (right).

    images When you choose the D-Lighting filter, you see before-and-after views of the image, as shown in Figure 11-5. Press the Multi Selector up or down to set the strength of the adjustment to Low, Normal, or High. To get a closer view of the adjusted photo, press and hold the Qual button. Release the button to return to the two-thumbnail display.

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    Figure 11-5: Press the Multi Selector up or down to vary the strength of the correction.

    images You can't apply D-Lighting to a picture taken using the Monochrome Picture ...

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