STEP BY STEP CREATE PICTURE CONTROLS ON YOUR NIKON
On the Nikon D5000-series cameras and above you can create, save and transfer new Picture Controls. This is how it’s done
01 Save and edit
Take a look at your Nikon’s Shooting menu. If there’s a ‘Manage Picture Control’ option below ‘Set Picture Control’, you’ll be able to create and save your own. Click the right button on the multi-selector and choose Save/edit on the next screen.
02 Edit a Picture Control
You can now choose any of the Picture Controls as a starting point and press right on the multi-selector to edit its properties. Here, we’ve chosen the Standard Picture control. We can edit the properties individually or just use the ‘Quick adjust’ slider.
03 Save and name
When you press OK you’ll be prompted to choose a vacant slot (C1C9) to save the new Picture Control. Next, use the on-screen keypad to type in a new name. You use the rear command dial to move the cursor and the multi-selector to pick a character.
04 Copy to the card
Click the zoom button to save the new Picture Control. Now you can re-open the ‘Manage Picture Control’ option and this time choose ‘Load/ save’ and ‘Copy to card’. Choose the Picture Control you want to copy, and it’s copied to the memory card.