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Exposure vs. Brightness


AnnChown e2
5 192 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 2:28PM
Can somebody please explain the difference between the 'exposure' and 'brightness' sliders in Lightroom 3. I imagine the same settings apply for other raw processing programmes, but the question was asked at camera club recently and I didn't know the answer, although I usually use the exposure slider and very rarely the brightness one.
Thanks in advance.

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Nov 2012 2:35PM
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
27 Nov 2012 2:35PM

Quote:explain the difference between the 'exposure' and 'brightness' sliders in Lightroom 3

I don't think Adobe knew either so they redeveloped that area in Lightroom 4 so it's much less confusing - there is no longer a Brightness setting.
AnnChown e2
5 192 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 2:43PM
Thanks Pete and Cole - I think the Lightroom killer tips article is very good.
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
27 Nov 2012 3:06PM
I never use the 'brightness' adjustment in any programme, if there's an alternative.
I use 'exposure' and/of fill-in light in Lightroom (3.6) and if I make any adjustments in Photoshop (CS5 or 6) I use 'curves.'
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
27 Nov 2012 3:06PM
Exposure was predominantly used for setting the White Point and Brightness for, well, setting the overall Brightness.


Quote:there is no longer a Brightness setting


This is what the Exposure is for in LR 4

Whites should now be used for setting the White Point.


Ann
LR 4 is so much better I think you should post a letter to Father Christmas suggesting an upgrade to be left in your stocking Wink

PS
Do not forget to leave a mince pie out on Christmas Eve ! !
AnnChown e2
5 192 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 3:14PM

Quote:
Ann
LR 4 is so much better I think you should post a letter to Father Christmas suggesting an upgrade to be left in your stocking Wink

PS
Do not forget to leave a mince pie out on Christmas Eve ! !


I've already had my Christmas present Jeff - the Canon 100-400 lens! Haven't used it yet tho'! Hope you're well?
Ann
AnnChown e2
5 192 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2012 5:03PM
Thanks everybody for your input - all very helpful. Smile

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