I photograph outdoor scenes and typically under expose to keep detail in the sky/clouds. To massage the scene into typical dynamic range I can sort of use two approaches (there are more)
Use the exposure get the main subject visible and then claw back highlights using:
a. Highlight Compression
b. Graduated filter
c. Color toning (with luminance mask)
d. Local adjustments (dyn. range compr. or tone equalizer)
Selectively raise all but the brightest tones.
I find that from 1. above only a and b work. c and d result in the flat white area becoming flat, dirt yellow (typically) no detail is recovered. Is this the expected behaviour of non exposure tab tools?
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I’m using a fairly recent self compiled dev build.