Ative D-Lighting

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
justin_time Contributing Member • Posts: 782
Re: Ative D-Lighting

Step 1
ADL reduces the exposure by upto 1 stop, This will affect the RAW file.

step 2

It then applies different contrast curves to preserve highlights/shadows. This does not affect the raw file. D lighting in the retouch menu just applies step 2.

I think only capture NX2 reads the ADL settings and applies the correct curves. Thom recommends not using ADL if you use another raw converter.

Hope that helps.

I generally use ADL in auto setting as it reduces exposure in high contrast scenes and so reduces the chance of blown highlights.

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