JPG Settings Menu


Leica M10 Fast Start


Lesson Info

JPG Settings Menu

On to the second page of the menu system in here. And so with the JPG Settings, obviously this is gonna only affect the JPG images, but let's dive in here and see what we have. First up we have is the Resolution. So we have large, medium, and small JPGs. And if you are shooting JPGs you're probably gonna wanna shoot the larger size JPGs which will allow you a larger print size. But there are some cases where you know, for a variety of reasons, that you're never going to make a large print or need a lot of resolution from a particular image. And so you can set that to a smaller size if need be, and use up a lot less file space on the memory card as well as on your computer hard drives going forward. But normally you're probably gonna want the maximum resolution. If you are shooting in JPGs, you can adjust the contrast standards. And so I wanted to go in and do a little test on the different options with Contrast. And so you'll see there is a subtle difference between Low, Standard on, a...

nd High, as to how vibrant those colors are going to be when we have that contrast change. Now once again, this is only affecting JPGs, not affecting the RAW images. We can also control the Sharpness, which is controlling the edge details. And so it would seem like we wanna have the highest sharpness possible all the time, but in some cases it can actually be a little bit too much. The difference between the Low and the High here is probably most notable in the texture of that plastic surface on the right and on the bottom of the frame, and you will get a little bit more detail in there. And so if you are shooting JPGs, you can go in and adjust this according to your needs. Finally there is the Saturation option, and so if you want a little bit more or a little bit less saturation, you can do that. You can also adjust saturation a little bit with the contrast control that we looked at earlier, but this is specifically looking at the colors and not so much the contrast. Once again, only affecting JPG images. You can also turn this camera into a monochrome camera if you do want to shoot black and white. It's not quite the same as like a monochrome camera, which does truly only shoot in black and white, but this gives you the option when you shoot in RAW that you can see the image on the back of the camera in black and white. From there you can go in and adjust the camera's contrast and sharpness once you are in black and white, to achieve maybe a more pleasing result with your black and white images. Leica has been associated with black and white for a lot of work and so it's a lot of fun to shoot black and white with a Leica camera. So if you are gonna set your camera to Monochrome, get a color image with your RAW image and adjust it later, it's sometimes nice to see it in camera close to the way that you want to adjust it in post-production later on. So if I'm doing that, I'll often bump the Contrast up a little bit higher as well as the Sharpness, because that's often what I'm doing with my black and whites. Normally you'd leave that Off, but it is something I encourage you to get in there and turn On and play around with, 'cause it's a nice setting. So those are your JPG Settings. The Auto Review simply allows you to turn the LCD on the back of the camera automatically on, if you are, once you shoot a photograph, and how long it stays on. And so usually one or three seconds seems to be pretty good. If you don't want it to distract you, if you wanna save battery life, you can completely turn it off. And a lot of people will do that, just so that they don't end up too much time chimping and looking at the back of their camera.

Class Description

The Leica M10 appears to be a simple camera, but it’s a modern digital camera with unlimited capabilities. Join expert photographer John Greengo as he gives you all the information you need to understand this unique camera's capabilities.

John will discuss:

  • The all new menu system with a customizable favorites menu.
  • Recommended settings.
  • The camera’s traditional viewfinder and how it provides full exposure and focus information.
  • How to work with the Leica lenses.

The simple controls of the Leica M10 disguise many of the camera’s special capabilities. John will explain all of the highlights of this camera so that you’ll be able to capture the images you love. 


Guy Neal

I am migrating from the Leica Q to the Leica M10. Though I know my way around a Leica digital camera, the Leica M10 is my first rangefinder. I wanted someone to quickly walk me through the front/back/top/bottom of the M10. John Greengo was the perfect guide. This class is "as advertised - a "fast start" for those who prefer not to page through a fairly dense owner's manual. I especially appreciated that the lessons were broken into small chunks - so I could skip the lesson on the wifi setup, for example. And kudos to the person who prepares the amazing slide decks. While there are two dozen free Youtube videos that review the M10, they do not convey the helpful information you get in this excellent class.

Simon Johnson

John does a great job of going through every aspect of using the M10. There's not a dial, stitch button or menu item that isn't comprehensively covered. He uses simple, but effective graphics to explain what's happening. He also touches on the fundamentals of photography and throws in some tips and secrets. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job than John. I'm a Leica Q owner, that's just about to upgrade to an M10 so this course has been very useful indeed.