Take Control in-camera
Give your photographs more impact straight out of the camera – Chris Rutter reveals all
Explore your Nikon’s Picture Controls, adjust them to suit your needs, and save your own custom ones for future use
Found on the Shooting menu, Picture Controls alter the in-camera processing of your images, such as saturation, sharpening and contrast. They are useful for giving your shots more impact straight out of the camera. Unlike the scene modes, they don’t affect the camera settings such as aperture or shutter speed.
Like many in-camera processing options, Picture Controls will only be permanently applied to JPEGs. If you are shooting RAW images, then the Picture Style settings will only be applied if you open the file in Nikon’s own processing software (Capture NX-2 or NX-D), where you can also switch between Picture Controls. Picture Controls applied to RAW files will be ignored by any other RAW software, such as Lightroom.
Picture Controls subtly alter the way your shots are processed in-camera to suit particular subjects