Better Histograms for raw shooters

Toine toine at
Sun Oct 4 10:57:43 EDT 2009

This is new for me. I never ever shoot jpg and didn't tweak any jpg
settings. What about the other jpeg settings like saturation? Also set
it to minimum?


2009/10/4 George Sinos <gsinos at>:
> This very short article by Ray Maxwell has been posted over on
> Luminous-Landscape.
> <>
> Most of us know that the histogram is not generated from the raw
> image, but from the embedded jpeg preview.  We've often discussed that
> this can give you a slightly misleading indicator of your exposure.
> Maxwell suggests decreasing the contrast setting and describes how
> this can make the histogram reflect the exposure more accurately for
> raw shooter.
> I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds reasonable.  I'd be curious to
> hear the results if anyone gets a chance to experiment before I do.
> See you later, gs
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