Overexposing V Underexposing

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
baobob Forum Pro • Posts: 11,917
Re: Expose to the Right vs DR Auto, DR200, DR400

So, an image could be perfectly ETTR in its JPG version while at the same time being underexposed in its raw version. Likewise, an image can be perfectly ETTR in its raw version, but then, very likely, the ooc-JPG version will have blown highlights, and only some different tone mapping in post processing will preserve those, if desired.

In my understanding ETTR should be done only for RAW (see the original LL refrence I gave in this thread) with DR 100 and no settings for shadows and highlights apart 0 which means no attempt in camera change of tonal curve

The absence of a complete histogram however does not help

It could be intersting to check if RAW ETTR does give better results than JPEG OOC with DR200 plus shadows and highlights - 1 or 2

If I get time I'll try it and report

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