Why ETTR?

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
Ysbrand Galama
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Re: You're still missing something
In reply to ZodiacPhoto, 7 months ago

ZodiacPhoto wrote:

Also, ETTR can be used with JPG shooting. For example, a scene with plenty of mid-tones, and some shadows, but without much of meaningful highlights. The "proper" histogram will show most information in the mid-tones, with shadows clipped on the left, and not much going on in highlights. If you use ETTR to move mid-tones to the right, you can rescue shadows and reduce noise. of course, you will have to reduce brightness in post-processing.

Exactly what I thought. It doesn make sense to me why ETTR only works for RAW. Why would it make any difference whether you develop to JPEG in  camera, or let some PC-software do it later?

Y.

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