The Nikon Picture Control system allows you to customise and control the colour tones in your images. It features a variety of distinct settings that all have a different effect on your photographs such as: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, and Flat. Picture Control can be found in most Nikon cameras, including DSLRs, Nikon 1, and the COOLPIX range.
- Standard is a general-purpose setting that can be used for a range of situations, from portraits to landscapes.
- Neutral gives your images true to life colours, closest to what is seen in camera.
- Monochrome converts your images into black-and-white or sepia. This gives your images beautiful contrast and is great for architectural photography.
- Vivid brings out distinct colours, which can help place emphasis on contours and contrast in your photographs.
- Portrait mode results in an effect where skin tones look natural, and projects a sense of depth in your images.
- Landscape will help you achieve rich colour tones in landscapes and cityscapes.
- Flat is a great setting when shooting in RAW (NEF). It gives you the most control over colour tone adjustments during post-processing.
Depending on the setting you have selected, Picture Control also lets you adjust a variety of elements such as contrast, brightness, saturation, hue, tone, etc. Using Nikon’s powerful post-processing software such as Capture NX-D or ViewNX-i, will also allow you to apply and change Picture Control settings to your RAW (NEF) images.
Personalise your shots by experimenting with different Picture Control settings.