How to preserve ORIGINAL color in NEFs

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Jerry-and-Lois
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How to preserve ORIGINAL color in NEFs

Post by Jerry-and-Lois »

Hi there - new to HF, running v 7.6.4 Pro, Win10, color calibrated system.

I have a set of 11 NEFs I'm trying to combine. These were shot via manual focus shifting in Nikon Capture Control via the '+' button after locking in the focus on the portion of the subject closest to the camera.

Here's the challenge:

HF will correctly get the stack built with the NEFs, but there are color shifts as well as all the shots being somewhat darker.

Is there a way to have the nefs produce a stack while preserving the original color and luminosity? Ultimately, I need to export the set of resulting TIFFs as layers, and these are not usable.

I've tried all three rendering methods, but get the same color and luminosity results regardless.

I've also installed the most current Nikon CODECs.

I've looked through the preferences, but can't find anything.

Hoping you can help please.
Thanks.
RichJ
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Re: How to preserve ORIGINAL color in NEFs

Post by RichJ »

Jerry/Lois,

> HF will correctly get the stack built with the NEFs, but there are color shifts as well as all the shots being somewhat darker.

Every raw converter will give a somewhat different result.

I'd suggest using the raw converter of your choice and saving as 16-bit tif files.

Then run through HF.

Richard
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