To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

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Chris Noble
Chris Noble Veteran Member • Posts: 3,155
Only if you're shooting Raw

Jeepit wrote:

Never had to do this back in the film days; so how important is it now? Do you or don't you ETTR (expose to the right)?



If you're shooting JPEG, expose to match what you want the final output to look like as much as possible; all JPEG PP is destructive (pushing and pulling, since JPEG is a non-linear coding). PP on an out-of-the camera JPEG is like taking a picture of a picture.

If you're shooting Raw (which is a linear coding), it gives you the widest DR to work with in PP.

How important? That depends entirely on why you shoot.

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