Please comment briefly on any experiences you might have had with in-camera image processing techniques.

Please comment briefly on any experiences you might have had with in-camera image processing techniques.
I would use the camera as part of my image processing solution.
33% (99 votes)
I think all that is better done in an image processing program.
62% (186 votes)
I just use the images as they come from the camera and don't do any post-processing work on them.
5% (15 votes)
Total votes: 300

Dave Woodruff's picture

How about a simple DSLR or rangefinder (Leica) camera thats shoots RAW only. Then do the processing in a processing program. Use the camera as a camera not a mini computer.

Carolyn Quirke's picture

I can't imagine that it is possible to manipulate an image effectively in the camera.

Dave Peck's picture

I would rather do my own processing, I don't think you can see the image good enough to see how it will look.

Adrian's picture

As soon as I have a DSLR with a high resolution 17" or larger monitor I'll maybe possibly consider doing in camera editing. Until then I'll do my processing after the shoot on a PC.

Andy Grace's picture

Realistically it is very difficult to do any post processing on your camera as the LCD does not give you a realistic representation of your actual image. I shoot in primarily RAW format and there are many times where the image on the LCD looks blown out or dark but sometimes the opposite is true once you look at it on a calibrated monitor in a controlled environment. In camera post processing is a bad idea.

Snarfel's picture

I've heard rave reviews about the convenience of having in camera options but have never been in a situation myself where said options justify learning to use them.

Ed Truitt's picture

I actually prefer to shoot RAW with some specific processing (e.g. filtration, saturation) done in-camera. Keeping the original RAW file also allows fine-tuning to be done externally.

Rhonda Woolery's picture

I don't like the in camera processing, you might as well shoot everything in auto mode with your eyes closed.

Jim Hayes's picture

Having been an avid photographer for almost 50 years, as well as having some years as an astronomer taking and processing plates, I have the idea that you take the best photo you can in the camera (or telescope) and process it in the darkroom. Having been a programmer for 44 years, I'm not unfamiliar with the computer processing, but I still find I am most pleased when I only enhance slightly my camera images.

Mark Cowling's picture

I shoot a lot of RAW and work to correct white balance in Canon's DPP with a grey card shot.

Olena Sullivan's picture

You have more control doing the work on your own as the camera will use presets to do this type of editing. As well, you should always keep an unedited copy of your photo as you may never know how many different ways you may want to edit it yourself for printing.

Jensen Kvarnes's picture

Since I use RAW files and shoot in differing conditions, I prefer doing the image processing myself.

Roger Gough's picture

Lets keep the camera just that, and do all corrections with our software.

Scott Burton's picture

Touch-up needs to be done with the proper software.

Bruce's picture

I would do photo retouching on the computer with Photoshop as I think its easier viewing the image.

Cesar's picture

For the most part I would prefer to process the image with an image processing program on a display that is much bigger than the camera's display so that I can see the quality of the results. Each image capture scene is different and so I would rather not waste my time adjusting the camera settings and risk losing out on taking the picture because the time has passed or the subject as moved on.

Mr.  Lauren MacIntosh's picture

For those who wish to have control over their work out side the camera is better; a course those with least amount of experience would benifit from inside the camera processing! But with such an Item how much more is the camera price rise? I think this camera war is gone on to far, such as who can build the most into the camera wins for a while, what happened to days of building solid camera's?

Cprav's picture

I would prefer to see the image larger (computer screen) before making any changes.

Gordon Brown's picture

I orefer to be in control of these creative decisions.

David A Kern's picture

Editing of your shots is best done at your computer.

Ted Schmidt's picture

These cameras have to many gadgets on them as it is to remember.

Mike Bartkoski's picture

For me, the in camera processing is not practical. The image is too small to get an accurate look.

Paul Sheridan's picture

Less is often more....

Jay bell's picture

It takes too long to process in the camera. I rather take the next image and work on photoshop.

Joe Dlhopolsky's picture

When I'm shooting, I don't have time to mess around with processing images. So in-camera processing is a non-starter for me. I'd rather they used the RAM and CPU time for faster storage.

David Sime's picture

The camera LCD is far too small to use to do any accurate image processing in the camera. In camera processing, to me, seems like a useless marketing gimmick that wil create yet another menu to contend with.

Bob's picture

I don't have time to do it on the camera. Also, the screen is to small to do editing.

Cliff DeJong's picture

My computer screen is far better to see touchups. Plus, the keyboard and the mouse are easier to use!

Ed Brown's picture

No camera "in processing" can compete with Photoshop, in fact the in camera processing might degrade the image if you then follow-up with using Photoshop.

R.  Lichtenberger's picture

I've used Canon's in camera sharpening but after attending a seminar by Epson this past weekend I've turned that off now too.