Re: [OM] Converters Are Us

Subject: Re: [OM] Converters Are Us
From: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:37:09 +0000
For WB, Ken I sometimes set the shadow and whitepoint sliders in each of of the 
RGB sections of Levels histogram; this tends to set the WB nicely if I can’t 
for some reason use the WB dropper (I’ve forgotten the proper name) in the WB 


> On 5 Dec 17, at 18:52, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Capture One has a feature that I discovered to be the missing link
> with Lightroom. Hopefully, somebody can guide me on how to pull off
> the same trick in Lightroom.
> Capture One has four different adjustments for white balance. Like
> every other converter, you have the overall white-balance adjustment.
> But it also has a white-balance adjustment for highlights, mid-tones,
> and the shadows. In the case of the Canon 6D, one of the big problems
> is the blue color-cast in the shadows. If you try to warm the picture
> up so the shadows are neutral, the highlights go Trump Orange. Any
> attempt at color balancing requires external processing and masks.
> I did experiment with the split-toning feature of Lightroom and it
> helps a bit, but the cross-over point is rather crude. I see some
> potential, though. It might be what I have to use.
> As to SILKYPIX, it pretty well trashed the highlights in the Canon
> files in a way that make it look as though you shredded a pair of old
> sneakers in a cheese grater.

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