White balance sounds a pretty simple image adjustment, but there’s a little more to it than meets the eye. Here are 12 white balance tips that might help you get the results you want and explain what’s gone wrong if you don’t.
White balance presets
If a camera is set to auto white balance then it will try to analyze and correct the colors in every scene, which can lead to unpredictable results. White balance presets lock the settings down to specific values for different conditions. You do need to select them manually according to your own judgement, but they do force the camera into a consistent color rendition.
White balance and how it works
White balance is an adjustment to correct and neutralise colors captured with different light sources. The color of light can vary considerably depending on the time of day and whether you’re shooting in natural light or under artificial light.
Lightroom CC White balance tools explained
White balance is one of the central image adjustments in any photo editing workflow. Here’s how the white balance tools in Lightroom CC work. 1 Edit button Click this to open the Edit tools sidebar. This is where most of Lightroom CC’s editing tools are found. 2 Color panel The Lightroom Edit panels expand and […]
3 RAW converters, 3 different white balance settings!
You’d expect different RAW converters to agree about white balance, wouldn’t you? Then you’re going to be surprised by this test.