1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 13, 2008 5:05 AM by MadManChan2000

    Harsh transitions to highlights in D3 and D700 beta profiles

      I apologize if this is the wrong forum!

      I've noticed that the beta profiles to emulate Nikon picture modes give very sharp transitions into blown highlights. The Adobe modes are better in this respect. Has anyone else noticed this? Otherwise, I really like the profiles. If there's a way I can fix it in the profile editor, I'm open to suggestions.

      Here is an example from the D3:

      Adobe Beta


      Beta of Nikon's Standard
        • 1. Re: Harsh transitions to highlights in D3 and D700 beta profiles
          MadManChan2000 Adobe Employee
          fixed point, I'll take a look at this. But in the meantime, try using the DNG Profile Editor with the following steps.

          In Color Tables tab, select "Choose External Profile..." from the Base Profile popup. Then navigate to the folder containing the D3/D700 Standard beta profile and select it.

          Then in Tone Curve tab, select Camera Raw Default from the Base Tone Curve menu.

          Then go to File menu and choose "Export Nikon D3 profile..." (or "Export Nikon D700 profile...")

          This will give you smoother highlights but the overall tonality will be a little brighter the Nikon picture controls.