Gradation Settings in RAW

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by S38, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. S38

    S38 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2010
    Anyone knows if gradation settings matter when shooting RAW?

  2. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Are you talking about the 'sharpness, saturation' sliders. If you are, these only affect the jpeg output but if you shoot raw they will only affect what you seen on the camera screen. For example, if you have it on black and white and shoot raw the screen will be black and white but the Raw file will be unaffected.

    hope this makes sense.
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  3. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    If you're talking about gradation settings as it applies to Olympus cameras, it's mostly JPEG-only.

    There is one small exception with the latest gen Oly cameras (E-P3, E-PM1, and E-PL3) in that the gradation setting also affects the shutter speed slightly. The shutter speed is slightly increased to protect highlights when gradation is set to auto. See the DPR review of the E-P3 for the discussion of this setting.
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  4. S38

    S38 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2010

    Thank you, this is what I was talking about.