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[Question] Can I adjust the tone of the captured image in a camera? (White balance compensation)

You can correct the green, magenta, blue, or amber color tones of still images after you have shot them, and then record the corrected images.

Caution

  • You can use white balance compensation only for still images shot using this camera.
  • You cannot correct white balance for movies or MP files.
  • This function may not have any effect for images shot using [Text Mode] in scene mode, or images shot when [Image Settings] is set to [Black & White] or [Sepia].
  • You can use white balance compensation repeatedly, but this will result in a decline in image quality due to the fact that the image is recompressed each time.

The procedures for this operation are shown below.

  • 1 Press the playback button.
  • Press the playback button.,

  • 2 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down Left Right to display the file you want to correct.
  • Press the [ADJ./OK] button

  • 3 Press the [MENU] button when the file appears.
  • Press the [MENU] button when the file appears.

  • 4 The playback menu appears. Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [White Balance Compensation], and press the button Right.
  • select [White Balance Compensation]
    • The white balance compensation screen will appear.
    • If you select a file that cannot use white balance compensation, the error message like below appears and it returns to the playback menu.
  • error message

  • 5The original image appears at the upper left of the screen, the white balance compensation map is at the lower left and the corrected image is shown on the right.
    Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down Left Right to move the point (the white dot inside the white circle in the image below) around the white balance compensation map and adjust the color tones.
  • white balance compensation
  • Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down Left Right to move the point around the white balance compensation map. [G] denotes green, [A] denotes amber, [M] denotes magenta and [B] denotes blue. The color tones change toward the respective colors depending on the location of the point.

    Images when the point has been moved toward [B] blue and [G] green.
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [B] blue

    Images when the point has been moved toward [G] green

    • *Images are simulated
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [G] green and [A] amber.
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [G] green

    Images when the point has been moved toward [A] amber.

    • * Images are simulated
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [A] amber and [M] magenta.
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [A] amber.

    Images when the point has been moved toward [M] magenta.

    • *Images are simulated
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [M] magenta and [B] blue.
  • Images when the point has been moved toward [M] magenta.

    Images when the point has been moved toward [B] blue.

    • *Images are simulated
    • To cancel white balance compensation, press the [DISP.] button.
    • Press the Delete button to reset the color tone while correcting.
    • Pressing the Fn (Function) button at this point displays the operation explanation screen. Pressing the Fn button again returns the display to the previous screen.

  • 6Press the [ADJ./OK] button.
    Messages appear during the correction process, and then the corrected image is recorded. The original image remains unchanged.

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Answer ID: EDC09234
Date created: September 4, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: CX2
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations


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