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GX7 JPG/Video issues, looks "pale".

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Scrowley91, May 26, 2014.

  1. Scrowley91

    Scrowley91 Mu-43 Regular

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    I just got my GX7, and while the raws look fantastic, my jpeg/video output, no matter what settings I have, seem to look... pale; sort of nauseous. I'm not even sure how to describe it. I've changed the highlight/shadow settings, contrast, picture profile, etc, and they still look really unnatural. Can anyone help me out? I can include more images if needed.

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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Absolutely right, those Jpegs are shocking.
    Factory reset! ASAP.
    I don't know the name of the function, could be "reset to defaults" or something.
    Do it.

    Report back.
     
  3. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Are you shooting in one of the standard PASM modes, and do you have flicker reduction on?
     
  4. Scrowley91

    Scrowley91 Mu-43 Regular

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    Just factory reset, and updated to 1.3 firmware, neither did anything, and it happens in all PASM modes, as well as video. It's not an art filter or whatever, (sadly) and the flicker reduction isn't enabled.
     
  5. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Well, the first picture looks like it was shot through a window. And that could account for the washed out look.
    The second picture doesn't really look that bad. There's not a lot of contrast, but it's not terrible.
    Any chance there are smudges on the rear lens element?
     
  6. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Never mind about the smudges. I just remembered you said the RAW's look fine. Can you post a few more photos?
     
  7. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Another idea; Do you have iResolution set to high? That can take contrast out of pictures.
     
  8. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Another idea; Do you have jpeg quality set to anything other than high? I can see a lot of compression in the second photo.
     
  9. Evan614

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    looks like a contrast issue.
     
  10. Scrowley91

    Scrowley91 Mu-43 Regular

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    It deffinitly seems like a contrast related issue, and gets more noticeable with the highlight/shadows in a reverse s-curve, but it's still partially present all the time.
     
  11. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    I just realized, I said iResolution earlier, when I meant 'iDynamic'.
     
  12. Scrowley91

    Scrowley91 Mu-43 Regular

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    That's off as well.
     
  13. Evan614

    Evan614 Mu-43 Regular

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    what does the histogram look like?
    can u post it?
    plus exif info?
     
  14. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    Yeah. Exif would help.
    Also; sRGB or adobeRGB?


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  15. Scrowley91

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  16. poopstick

    poopstick Mu-43 Regular

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    The Exif shows you have contrast set to low.
     
  17. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

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    Do you have it in one of the color film modes? Try the different modes to get the one you like.
     
  18. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
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    Upload your jpeg to the forum's gallery?