For this post, I will take the same TIFF image through the Photoshop channel mixer swap, the Nikon Capture NX2 (CNX2) hue shift, and the LAB color channel swap using the Curves function.
|Image 1. Starting Point - Out of camera TIFF image.|
|Image 2. Photoshop Channel Mixer Channel Swap.|
Image 2 shows the standard channel swap procedure in Photoshop. This procedure uses the Photoshop channel mixer to swap the red and blue channels. The resulting image was saved as a JPG and displayed here. No other manipulations were performed. The image has a teal-like hue to the sky and the water and the upper foliage has a magenta cast.
|Image 3. Hue shift using Nikon Capture NX2.|
Image 4 shows the LAB color swap output. This image most closely resembles the Nikon CNX2 hue shift output. The colors in this image appear to be darker or more saturated than the CNX2 output, but the difference is minimal.
|Image 4. LAB color swap with Curves.|