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    Exposure/brightness

    What is the difference between exposure adjustment and brightness adjustment when converting raw images in PS or LR. ?? When should brightness be used instead of levels/curves/exposure?



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    My understanding is that the exposure adjust the blacks, whites and greys. Over and under exposing an image.

    My understanding with the brightness, contrast features is to fine tune heavily over/under exposed images, evening out the tones.

    i hope that makes sense.

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    here you go Ian - just for you! : http://lightroom-news.com/2009/03/21...s-adjustments/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Thanks Moonke and Rick; at the moment the link is giving me sound and no picture. Sounds like it will have the answers for me when I sort it out


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    Gidday

    Check this out: http://www.thelightsright.com/ExposureVsBrightness

    I guess it's analogous to Saturation vs Vibrance in the RAW converter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneB View Post
    Gidday

    Check this out: http://www.thelightsright.com/ExposureVsBrightness

    I guess it's analogous to Saturation vs Vibrance in the RAW converter.

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    well that link is pretty succinct, and simple. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneB View Post
    Gidday

    Check this out: http://www.thelightsright.com/ExposureVsBrightness

    I guess it's analogous to Saturation vs Vibrance in the RAW converter.

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    Thanks Shane; that made me feel good because that's how I thought it would be and how I was doing it. I'm not such a dumb old bugga after all; well not until the next question anyway


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    Those tools probably aren't the best to use, the best way is to use RAW exposure adjustments or in Photoshop to increase brightness, create a new layer, and change the blending mode to "Screen". Then adjust opacity to taste

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