Nikon Capture NX2: how to create outstanding black and white conversions

Nikon Capture NX2: how to create outstanding black and white conversions

How to discover (and recover) lost tonal information with Capture NX2

How to discover (and recover) lost tonal information with Capture NX2

When you tweak the monochrome conversion’s tones using the Filter Hue and Color Filter Strength sliders, you run the risk of overexposing the brightest parts of the shot. To spot these areas choose View > Show Lost Highlights.

Clipped highlights will appear as white, while correctly exposed areas will stay black. Clipped highlights will print out with no detail – they’ll just be pure white.

Fortunately, it’s possible to tweak the Brightness or Contrast sliders until the clipped highlights turn black.

There’s also a rather useful Show Lost Shadows command that displays clipped shadows as patches of black against a white screen.

PAGE 1: How to convert to black and white using Nikon Capture NX2
PAGE 2: Get to know the Capture NX2 interface
PAGE 3: How to discover (and recover) lost tonal information with Capture NX2

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