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In camera sharpenning in nikon d40
Does the in-camera sharpenning sharpens only jpeg files or raw too? I don't really knowThank's for any anwsers...

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Only jpeg. Settings like sharpening, saturation, contrast etc. are used when the RAW file is converted to jpeg. If you shoot raw, those settings in the camera are irrelevant - you set them in your PC afterwards..

You will find that pictures benefit from a little sharpening, raw pictures are quite 'soft'..

Best wishesMike..

Comment #1

Thank You..

As an amateur isn't it better to sharpen jpeg in camera rather then play with raw and convert it later? don't I get the same jpeg after all when I want to print picture?..

Comment #2

Mike703 wrote:.

Only jpeg. Settings like sharpening, saturation, contrast etc. areused when the RAW file is converted to jpeg. If you shoot raw, thosesettings in the camera are irrelevant - you set them in your PCafterwards..

If the D40 is like other Nikon DSLRs, the in-camera settings are tagged to the RAW file. When that RAW file is opened in a Nikon-tag aware program such as View NX or Capture NX, the image is displayed with the in-camera settings intact (sharpening settings included). At that time, these settings can be changed in the editor or left as is..

It is only for non-Nikon tag aware editors where the in-camera settings are not recognized for RAW files...

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Andywh wrote:.

Thank You.As an amateur isn't it better to sharpen jpeg in camera rather thenplay with raw and convert it later? don't I get the same jpeg afterall when I want to print picture?.

Not necessarily. The RAW file contains much more information and in some cases shooting raw and converting the reuslt to a jpeg yourself will give a better result - checking the results on screen so you can see what you are getting - than taking the 'automatic' conversion to jpeg that the camera gives you. Try googling 'raw vs. jpeg'..

If you are a beginner it makes sense (in my opinion) to learn how to use the camera, compose and take nice shots etc. to start with, and then worry about the additional refinement of using raw later. One thing at a time..

Best wishesMike..

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Iggier wrote:.

Mike703 wrote:.

Only jpeg. Settings like sharpening, saturation, contrast etc. areused when the RAW file is converted to jpeg. If you shoot raw, thosesettings in the camera are irrelevant - you set them in your PCafterwards..

If the D40 is like other Nikon DSLRs, the in-camera settings aretagged to the RAW file. When that RAW file is opened in a Nikon-tagaware program such as View NX or Capture NX, the image is displayedwith the in-camera settings intact (sharpening settings included). Atthat time, these settings can be changed in the editor or left as is..

It is only for non-Nikon tag aware editors where the in-camerasettings are not recognized for RAW files..

Yes, OK, well done. The Nikon raw converter uses the in-camera settings as initial suggestions when the raw file is viewed on-screen. But they are only suggestions and can be changed: but at that stage they have not in any way altered the contents of the raw file or had a permanent effect on the image, which was the point of the question, and my answer.Mike..

Comment #5

What about nikon picture project 1.7? Does this program shows raw in camera sharpenning? Or it reads only jpeg sharpenning..

Thank You.

Andy..

Comment #6

It's easy to tell. Set your camera to strong sharpening, and then take a photograph in raw mode. Open it in picture project, and then look at the sharpening control. If the control is at 0, then Pictureproject is ignoring the tags in the raw file, which is what many non-Nikon raw converters do. If the control shows that sharpening is already being applied, then Pictureproject is reading the tags in the raw file and following them as if they were instructions..

Amy..

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Andywh wrote:.

What about nikon picture project 1.7? Does this program shows raw incamera sharpenning? Or it reads only jpeg sharpenning..

Yes it will read the settings and replicate jpeg sharpening in any RAW file you open..

Personally I would forget Picture Project and download Nikon View NX (free) which is a more modern programme..

I echo Mike's comments that the very first thing to do is master the camera using jpeg but, unlike Mike, I think it can be quite instructive if your time is pressured to shoot some photos in RAW and play about with the files in a RAW editor. That way you can get to know what a change of White Balance does and see how much difference one stop of Exposure Compensation looks like etc etc. You can do all that at 1.00 a.m. if need be or any other time when there is no sun to take pictures..

If you do decide to explore shooting in RAW you must try Nikon Capture NX. There is a learning curve for any such software so you might as well try NX first. By common consensus it gives absolutely the best output but does not have a couple of the more exotic tools. As with most such software there is a 30 day trial available..

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

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