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Old Jul 30, 2010, 1:42 PM   #1
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Default E-520 and Photo Saturation

I do not know if the is the camera settings I am not setting correctly.
Saturation is set a +2 on my E-520.
Most of my Photos need the saturation bumped up in processing .
It really improves the IQ.
Sunny or cloudy skies and indoors with flash .
This is with all my lenses 14-45, 40-150 and 70-300

Any thoughts or suggestions ??

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Old Jul 30, 2010, 4:09 PM   #2
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Fred good question be easier to answer if you posted the photo..!

Most people will leave the in camera settings to a neutral and PP in computer. This guy, Wrotniak, is a sort of guru into these things, has some insight.

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e500-sett.html
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 4:15 PM   #3
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Saturation is one setting I have never messed with. Instead of using that control, leave saturation set to -0- and try instead setting the color mode from Natural to Vivid. That may give you more of a result you want.
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 4:36 PM   #4
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Default Contrast not Saturation ( My mistake )

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SORRY MY mistake Contrast not Saturation

My GTX
First one, Right out of my E-520
Second One, Only Contrast bumped up
I should leave all settings at " O " and PP as per Greg
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Greg is the PP wizard. But I don't like to spend a lot of time doing PP, so I prefer to bump my color to vivid and the contrast to +1 on my e-520.
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Hi Fred,

I used to own an E-510 which was prone to blowing out highlights. As a result, I tended to have my base contrast set to -2. This setting would tend to minimize that issue. I then post processed the image in Photoshop Elements 6.0 with Adobe's ACR Camera Raw 5.6

I would follow the recommended settings that Greg made as he owned the E-520.

Also, not sure what software your using to process your images. But If it's Photoshop Elements 6 or greater, you can look into downloading Adobe's ACR camera Raw plug-in. It a really wonderful tool that can make PP a snap.

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I do not know if the is the camera settings I am not setting correctly.
There is no correct way to set things on a camera...only the way YOU set them to YOUR desire!


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Saturation is set a +2 on my E-520.
Most of my Photos need the saturation bumped up in processing .
It really improves the IQ.
If you're shooting RAW it doesn't matter how you set it as you can always change it latter...if you're using an Oly program to process your RAW images it will look at your settings to initially process the image, but you can still change it later.

If you are doing OOC (Out Of Camera) JPEGs and don't want to alter them further on the computer, then you can set the colour/contrast/sharpness settings to a default and hope you didn't push it too far, but again these will depend on how YOU like it.
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