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.
Figure 11-4: An underexposed photo (left) gets help from the D-Lighting filter (right).
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.
Figure 11-5: Press the Multi Selector up or down to vary the strength of the correction.
You can't apply D-Lighting to a picture taken using the Monochrome Picture ...