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
    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
    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