Zones and Digital: Two Methods of Exposing

The question whether one should expose "to the right" or should it be "exposure for the subject" (centred exposure) causes a lot of discussions when it comes to digital capture. Technically, this boils down to a simple question of placement lightly textured whites, like snow - should those be hitting the right wall of the histogram; or should they be placed about 2 stops lower, to the left on the histogram; or even somewhere between 0 and 2.

Spot-Metering: Reading Adams in Reverse Direction

What is the connection between exposure and raw converters? Or, to put it another way, why consider exposure on this site?

For that, there are two reasons. First, we would like to discuss various photography-related topics. Second, the quality of the resulting image largely depends on the correct exposure, as do the time and the effort spent during the conversion.

Lets start with the definitions Adams suggested to the zones.

LibRaw 0.5.3

Dave Coffin has released several bugfixes for dcraw 8.86:

  • workaround for too large jpeg thumbnails in Foveon files
  • workaround for out of range data in ljpeg-compressed files

All these changes are imported into LibRaw 0.5.3