X E1 fantastic Highlight Recovery

Started Dec 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
wchutt
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Re: X E1 fantastic Highlight Recovery
In reply to nixda, Dec 22, 2012

Based on the theory and data in the following article, the photograph was expertly exposed. The raw rendering didn't save the photographer,  the exposure did.

http://theory.uchicago.edu/~ejm/pix/20d/tests/noise/

The goal is to record the highest signal to noise ratio data without destroying important or relevant highlight information. This is not a philosophical point or subjective preference, it is simply doing what the physics tells you to do. Raw or jpeg  is irrelevant. An in camera jpeg will probably have an inferior signal to noise ratio in the shadows, because the exposure might be lower in order to depict the highlights. However with skillful in camera jpeg parameter selection, the raw and jpeg images could be identical when the exposure is intentionally set to achieve the best shadow region signal to noise ratio without loosing vital highlight  detail.

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