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  • Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

    Hello, everyone!

    There is a usefull tool in Capture One which allows me to quick visualize any under or overexposure area in a photograph. Is there something similar in Photoshop? I'm aware of the historgram tool and Camera Raw filter, but I don't think it is pratical at all.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

    Originally posted by bruno_sfc View Post
    Hello, everyone!

    There is a usefull tool in Capture One which allows me to quick visualize any under or overexposure area in a photograph. Is there something similar in Photoshop? I'm aware of the historgram tool and Camera Raw filter, but I don't think it is pratical at all.
    By "overexposure" do you mean clipped highlights? Or areas that are too bright but not clipped?

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    • #3
      Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

      Originally posted by Sabrina81 View Post
      By "overexposure" do you mean clipped highlights? Or areas that are too bright but not clipped?
      Yes! Clipped highlights and shadows.

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      • #4
        Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

        Camera Raw does have that ability. There are 2 boxes you can check that shows a visual of clipped highlights & shadows ( red for highlights & blue for shadows).
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          Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

          Originally posted by Wolfman View Post
          Camera Raw does have that ability. There are 2 boxes you can check that shows a visual of clipped highlights & shadows ( red for highlights & blue for shadows).
          Thank you, but as I said I was looking for something more handy like a shortcut for toggling it on and of like I do constantly in Capture One 11.

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          • #6
            Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

            Originally posted by bruno_sfc View Post
            Yes! Clipped highlights and shadows.
            OK, so why do you say the histogram tool (in Levels and Curves) isn't practical? It instantly shows clipped highlights and blocked shadows.

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            • #7
              Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

              Originally posted by Sabrina81 View Post
              OK, so why do you say the histogram tool (in Levels and Curves) isn't practical? It instantly shows clipped highlights and blocked shadows.
              Sorry, I don't get it: does it show visually in the image which parts are clipped?

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              • #8
                Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                Originally posted by bruno_sfc View Post
                Sorry, I don't get it: does it show visually in the image which parts are clipped?
                Yes, it does. First is curves. Second is Camera Raw.
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                • #9
                  Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                  Originally posted by Sabrina81 View Post
                  Yes, it does. First is curves. Second is Camera Raw.
                  Can you please explain me how you do this one Curves?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                    Originally posted by bruno_sfc View Post
                    Can you please explain me how you do this one Curves?
                    Hold the alt/option key and click here:
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                      Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                      Originally posted by Sabrina81 View Post
                      Hold the alt/option key and click here:
                      I don't know why, but it is not working…

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                      • #12
                        Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                        Originally posted by bruno_sfc View Post
                        I don't know why, but it is not working…
                        Are there clipped highlights in the image you're testing? It only shows clipping if there is clipping. Otherwise, it is solid black.

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                          Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                          NONE of the tools discussed tells you anything about your exposure if you're shooting raw; they do not show you a raw Histogram. They show you the current rendering (development) and at least the ACR engine has highlight recovery; if one or two channels is clipped, the third is used to 'rebuild' some highlight data. Which has absolutely nothing to do with exposure which is solely an attribute of aperture and shutter (not even ISO!).

                          So do you want to see clipping at the current rendering settings or you want to see actual clipping due to exposure? If the later, you need something like RawDigger which does provide a raw Histogram.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                            Originally posted by Sabrina81 View Post
                            Are there clipped highlights in the image you're testing? It only shows clipping if there is clipping. Otherwise, it is solid black.
                            The image is not under or overexposed, but I created (on purpose) a curve adjustment to overexposure the image for testing and didn't work.

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                              Re: Exposure Warnings in Photoshop

                              Originally posted by andrewrodney View Post
                              NONE of the tools discussed tells you anything So do you want to see clipping at the current rendering settings or you want to see actual clipping due to exposure? If the later, you need something like RawDigger which does provide a raw Histogram.
                              Yes, the current rendering settings (with layers and adjustments) just to guide myself while I'm retouching.

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