I was intrigued by one of Bruce Williams’ latest videos, where he compares the results obtained by the base curve, the RGB curve, and the tone equalizer. My summary of the video is:
- The three tools produce similar results
- The tone equalizer interface is less efficient
- Therefore, he’ll use the TE because Aurelien says so, but he’s not convinced.
I understand the theoretical advantages of the tone equalizer (in one phrase: it’s not limited to operate in the [0,1] range). Maybe what is needed to go from pure theory to an appreciation of its practical benefits is an example where the old curve tools fail, and TE succeeds.
Is this a good idea? Does anyone have such an example?