OM-D, Picture Mode settings, what do you use.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Dave in Wales, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I shoot both RAW and JPG, my OOC JPG's are looking decidedly flat, wishy-washy and lack-lustre.....there's no vibrancy.

    I'm using Natural Picture Mode with no adjustments....(yet)

    Some examples with setting details would be very nice :biggrin: I feel sure other members must be having similar problems.

  2. sprocket87

    sprocket87 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2011
    Have you tried vibrant mode? :)
  3. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Maybe you have the "keep warm color" set to off (as it is off by default) and its making the colors overly blue for your taste

    I shoot in "natural" most of the time, and I'm pleased with colors. Vivid is nice too

  4. cputeq

    cputeq Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
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    I think I found your problem ;)

    Go ahead and translate Olympus "Natural" picture mode into-- "no noticeable curve whatsoever bland JPEG-like file great for video or matching up to RAW "look" quite well.

    Try using a custom mode - I think I have my Custom set up to Contrast +1 or +2 Shadows +1, Highlights -1, sharpness 0.

    Vibrant is also good, but you have to be really careful to not blow out the reds/oranges.

    Here's one from I think Vibrant, unsure, I almost clipped the reds

    P8040041 by J L Smith, on Flickr