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    Lightroom 4 White Balance

    Hi

    I am having an odd problem with LR4. When I use the Whibal (small keychain version), LR won't use it to set the white balance. When I click on it, LR asks me to select a neutral color. Anybody else having this problem? I tried with a gray card and it worked fine. It's just with the white card.

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    Re: Lightroom 4 White Balance

    I use the small whiBal with LR4 and used it with earlier versions, and I have never had a problem. However, the correct surface to use is the gray surface on the side with a white and black sticker, not the shiny white area. The sticker is to set white and black point. I never use the card for that purpose. Check out the pdf online.

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    Re: Lightroom 4 White Balance

    Quote Originally Posted by DanK View Post
    I use the small whiBal with LR4 and used it with earlier versions, and I have never had a problem. However, the correct surface to use is the gray surface on the side with a white and black sticker, not the shiny white area. The sticker is to set white and black point. I never use the card for that purpose. Check out the pdf online.
    Yes, sorry, I was not clear. I use the side with 12% grey. It always worked fine in LR3. Maybe I am angling it incorrectly or overexposing it.

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    Re: Lightroom 4 White Balance

    Puzzling. Seems to me that angling it wrong would only cause an incorrect white balance, e.g., if the light striking from another angle had a different temperature. On the other hand, overexposing it might cause a problem because there might not be data for LR to read. However, I'm just speculating, because I have never encountered this.

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    Re: Lightroom 4 White Balance

    I use the WhiBal Card and I am under the impression that if the card is not correctly tilted, the shiny decal on the card will indicate that.

    http://whibalhost.com/_Tutorials/WhiBal/01/

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    Re: Lightroom 4 White Balance

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    I use the WhiBal Card and I am under the impression that if the card is not correctly tilted, the shiny decal on the card will indicate that.

    http://whibalhost.com/_Tutorials/WhiBal/01/
    Mine is the small one. It doesn't have the decal on the gray side. G7, model WB7-KC I think.

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