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“Lighten” and “Darken”

The camera compares multiple selected pictures and selects only the brightest or darkest pixels at each point in the picture to create a single new JPEG copy.

  1. Select [Retouch] in the i menu, then highlight [Lighten] or [Darken] and press 2.

    • [Lighten]: The camera compares the pixels in each picture and uses only the brightest.

    • [Darken]: The camera compares the pixels in each picture and uses only the darkest.

  2. Choose how pictures are selected.

    Option Description
    [Select individual pictures] Select pictures for the overlay one-by-one.
    [Select consecutive pictures] Select two pictures; the overlay will include the two pictures and all the pictures between them.
    [Select folder] The overlay will include all pictures in the selected folder.
  3. Select the source slot.

    • Highlight the slot with the card containing the desired pictures and press 2.
    • You will not be prompted to select the slot if only one memory card is inserted.
  4. Select the pictures.

    If you chose [Select individual pictures]:

    • Highlight pictures using the multi selector.
    • To view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X button.
    • To select the highlighted picture, press the W (Q) button. Selected pictures are marked with a check (). To remove the check () and deselect the current picture, press the W (Q) button again. The selected pictures will be combined using the option selected in Step 1.
    • Press J to proceed once selection is complete.

    If you chose [Select consecutive pictures]:

    • All pictures in a range chosen using the multi selector will be combined using the option selected in Step 1.
      • Use the W (Q) button to select the first and last pictures in the desired range.
      • The first and last pictures are indicated by icons and the pictures between them by icons.
      • You can alter your selection by using the multi selector to highlight different pictures to serve as the first or last frame. Press the center of the sub-selector to choose the current picture as the new start or end point.
    • To view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X button.
    • Press J to proceed once selection is complete.

    If you chose [Select folder]:

    Highlight the desired folder and press J to overlay all pictures in the folder using the option selected in Step 1.

  5. Save the overlay.

    • A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight [Yes] and press J to save the overlay and display the resulting picture.
    • To interrupt the process and display a confirmation dialog before the operation is complete, press the G button; to save the current overlay “as is” without adding the remaining pictures, highlight [Save and exit] and press J. To exit without creating an overlay, highlight [Discard and exit] and press J.

Cautions: “Lighten” and “Darken

  • Only pictures created with this camera can be selected. Pictures created with other models cannot be selected.
  • The overlay will include only pictures created with the same options selected for [Image area] > [Choose image area] in the photo shooting menu.
  • The image quality setting for the completed overlay is that of the highest quality picture it contains.
  • Overlays that include NEF (RAW) pictures will be saved at an image quality of [JPEG finem].
  • All JPEG pictures in the overlay must be the same size.