Nov 25, 2004

WhiBal - White Balance in Your Pocket

Luminous Landscape has reviewed a new productm WhiBal, for removing colour casts from your photographs, specifically targetted at RAW files. WhiBal has been created by Michael Tapes, a name that some readers may recognize.

Most photographers know that the easiest way to get white balance correct is to take a shot of a gray card, or a white piece of paper. Then, when you're sitting at the computer with the file loaded into your favourite Raw converter, simply click on a shot of it taken in identical light to the shot that you want to white balance, and you've got it. But, coffee cups and pieces of paper aren't necessarily neutral in colour, even though they may appear to be white. And their UV reflection characteristics are also unknown. Read more...