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Old Jan 25, 2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Could someone please explain this procedure to me. I have a Canon SD700 IS and a Fuji S5200. The book I have on digital photography just talks about the different white balance settings asdo the manuals. One manual says you can take a sheet of white paper to set the white balance but it does not explain how. Do you just take a photo of the white paper while the camera is set on white balance? This may sound crazy to some of you but I am a P & S'er trying to learn a bit more about my camera. Thank you anyone.

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Old Jan 25, 2007, 1:29 PM   #2
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First, you need to confirm the camera you are working with ALLOWS you to set a custom WB. The specific manual for that camera will tell you.

For most cameras the procedure is as follows:

Take a photo of a white object in the lighting conditions you are interested in - it doesn't matter what WB setting is in place when you take the shot. The white object should fill a majority of the picture frame.

Somewhere in the menu of the camera you select the image to use for setting the custom wb.

Then you change WB setting to custom.

But the manual for the camera should explain these steps.
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