6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 5, 2010 5:23 PM by kevin4545

    Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?

    kevin4545 Level 1

      Can camera raw tell you the temperature of a jpeg?

      If you shoot jpeg and forget what your set you K settng at, will camera raw tell you?

      I opened a jpeg in camera raw and don't think it help with this. thanks.

        • 1. Re: Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?
          Jeff Schewe Level 5

          No, Camera Raw can't...but depending on the EXIF metadata stored in the camera, the original white balance may be in the metadata...doubtful for most cameras.

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          • 2. Re: Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?
            kevin4545 Level 1

            thanks Jeff. I have an original Canon 5D. Any luck with it?

            • 3. Re: Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?
              Jeff Schewe Level 5

              I don't know, look at the EXIF metadata in Bridge's File Info in the Advanced tab so see if Canon is writing the data in the JPEG...

              • 4. Re: Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?
                kevin4545 Level 1

                Thanks Jeff,

                Yeah it's not there. Just says:

                WhiteBalance 1

                 

                With the tonnage of stuff there you would think it could easily says WhiteBalance : K setting: 5200º

                 

                But alas, not so.....

                • 5. Re: Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?
                  Vit Novak Level 3

                  It should be there, at least it is on my Canon 400D, but you need a software that knows where to read it. For instance, there is a command prompt utility ExifTool, and it shows complete WB data in jpg files (in K). Looks like this

                   

                  .....

                  Color Data Version              : 1 (1DmkIIN/5D/30D/400D)
                  WB RGGB Levels As Shot          : 2162 1117 1117 2480
                  Color Temp As Shot              : 3764
                  WB RGGB Levels Auto             : 2162 1117 1117 2480
                  Color Temp Auto                 : 3764
                  WB RGGB Levels Measured         : 2044 1117 1116 2658
                  Color Temp Measured             : 3559
                  WB RGGB Levels Daylight         : 2294 1024 1024 1549
                  Color Temp Daylight             : 5200
                  WB RGGB Levels Shade            : 2675 1024 1024 1279
                  Color Temp Shade                : 7000
                  WB RGGB Levels Cloudy           : 2491 1024 1024 1400
                  Color Temp Cloudy               : 6000
                  WB RGGB Levels Tungsten         : 1781 1186 1186 2859
                  Color Temp Tungsten             : 3200
                  WB RGGB Levels Fluorescent      : 2021 1076 1076 2311
                  Color Temp Fluorescent          : 3769
                  WB RGGB Levels Kelvin           : 2294 1024 1024 1549
                  Color Temp Kelvin               : 5210
                  WB RGGB Levels Flash            : 2539 1024 1024 1369
                  Color Temp Flash                : 6245
                  WB RGGB Levels PC1              : 512 1024 1024 512
                  Color Temp PC1                  : 4100
                  WB RGGB Levels PC2              : 512 1024 1024 512
                  Color Temp PC2                  : 4100
                  WB RGGB Levels PC3              : 512 1024 1024 512
                  Color Temp PC3                  : 4100
                  WB RGGB Levels Custom           : 2294 1024 1024 1549
                  Color Temp Custom               : 5210

                  .....

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                  • 6. Re: Can camera raw tell you the temp of a jpeg?
                    kevin4545 Level 1

                    thanks Vic, bit over my head. I'm going to be getting the 50 and possible the 5D mark II so maybe this issue will go away.