The new processes (2012) are even better in preventing highlight to burn-out....and we are NOT happy with that.
Let me explain why : we shoot mainly product-packshots...using tether to get pictures straight from the camera.
In our setup of the stage we arrange a number of flash heads to - on purpose - burn out the white background completely,
thus avoiding extra costs in removing the background...
The second employee, sitting behind the (color measured) monitor immediately adjust incomming pictures using the brush
with a setting of +4 exposure to remove ANY information-pixels from the white background.
We use the histogram indicator, showing the RED mask as an indicator of what to brush-correct to 100% white.
With version 4 we noticed something going wrong, getting complaignts from some customers that the
background was NOT completely whipped out.
Further investigation learned that 2012 process differs significantly (better for most of you) from 2010 in that much less
burnout occurs in the highlights...Secondly we found (also 2010) that the REDMASK apprears when EVEN ONE of the RGB signals
reaches 100%... so even a FULL RED screen around our subject does not mean always the object is free from the
We found that adjusting the curve in the righthand top corner, moving slightly to the left brings back the 2010 behaviour so we
get some more burning-out.
Also we found a way to check if indeed ALL information is removed from the white-background-to-be : pressing
recover or exposure using the ALT button, but that is a bit complex.
Would LOVE to see a "toggle" of the histogram triange to change the behaviour to : ON/OFF, AS NOW, 100%WHITE(so ALL channel burnout)
Thanx for reading...kind regards