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Recommended Camera Settings for Camera Histogram

The camera settings discussed below are recommended to produce a camera histogram that most accurately reflects the actual raw data values (when shooting RAW). They won’t be appealing when shooting JPEG, or for viewing the image on the camera LCD.

But first, an example of the best versus worst histogram in terms of accurately depicting the raw data capture — standard contrast in sRGB is highly misleading, with AdobeRGB at minimum contrast much better but still misleading.

See the full discussion in Camera Histograms: Color Space, Contrast, White Balance.

Toggle the image to compare best versus worst.

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