(User’s Manual – D300S page 319; D300 page 334)
D-Lighting allows you to reduce the shadows in an image, and maybe even reign in the highlights a bit. It lowers the overall image contrast, so it should be used sparingly. The D300(S) is not aggressive with its D-Lighting, so you can use it quickly if needed. Also, please remember that Retouch Menu effects are only applied to a copy of the image, so your original is safe.
The screens and steps for D-Lighting an image are as follows (see Figure 6-3):
Figure 6-3. D-Lighting screens
Select D-Lighting from the Retouch Menu and scroll to the right.
Select the image ...