Exposure control in a raw developer: misnomer?

Started Jan 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 58,581
Re: Or "Development"

James O'Neill wrote:

When you move the "Exposure" slider in a Raw program you are changing the Exposure Index. It could be calibrated in ISO numbers, so you could have as shot in the centre and go from there.

That is exactly correct. the ISO standard people call 'ISO' (of course, ISO as an international standards organisation, maintains many standards, indeed many other photography relevant standards) is the standard definition of 'Exposure Index' and defines the output brightness for a given exposure. Thus the 'exposure' slider exactly adjusts the Exposure Index (or at least, it does on other than Adobe raw converters)

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