Exposure control in a raw developer: misnomer?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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richarddd wrote:

The goal of the authors of raw development programs is to communicate clearly with users so that they can sell more product and cut down on technical support questions. For that purpose. "exposure" is likely the best term. I doubt there is anyone who doesn't understand what the exposure slider in a raw development program is intended to do.

A goal of photographers is to understand how to get the best picture quality from their cameras, which includes understanding the effects of varying the amount of light on the sensor, the effects of varying ISO, the effects of changing shutter speed, etc.

A goal of someone trying to help photographers understand how to get the best picture quality from their cameras should be to communicate clearly with those photographers. Compare "amount of light on the sensor" (or "density of light" you're so inclined) with "exposure". Which is more likely to get the thought across rather than result in confusion or arguments with most people?

...a "brightness adjustment" slider would be confusing?

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