Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

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Preserving Detail in Highlights and 
Shadows
Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs 
with natural contrast. Use for high contrast scenes, for example when 
photographing brightly lit outdoor scenery through a door or window or taking 
pictures of shaded subjects on a sunny day. It is most effective when used with 
matrix metering (
Active D-Lighting off
Active D-Lighting: 
Auto
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“Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure before shooting to 
optimize the dynamic range, while the D-Lighting option in the retouch menu optimizes 
dynamic range in images after shooting.
(P, S, A, and M Modes Only)