Exposure Warnings

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Exposure Warnings

Postby NN635837290318340683UL » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:41 pm

I have the Exposure Warning preferences set to 255 and the Shadow Warning set to 0. I get over-exposure warnings for some images (in particular, after using the Auto Levels function). I have noticed that (1) the image looks perfectly fine after turning off the warning; (2) when I "hover" the cursor over the area being flagged as over-exposed, the values (RGB and Red, Green, Blue) pixel values don't come close to 255 (why are they being flagged?); and (3) viewing the same image in DxO and RawPower (with default RAW processing) don't show the same exposure warnings.

If I have set the exposure warning to 255 shouldn't at least one of the pixel values be 255? I'm starting to loose faith in these warnings.

Can anyone help me understand what is going on here?


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Re: Exposure Warnings

Postby Ian3 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:38 am

There was a good explanation of the exposure warnings and the various options you can set for them in a recent Capture One webinar. See this video https://youtu.be/c7pBIQON21M and click on the link to the exposure warnings section in the description below.

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