Checking Exposure of a specific area

(ej) #1

Is there a way to make a selection in an image and then view a histogram for that specific area in order to check the exposure?


(Pascal) #2

No, not at the moment :frowning:

(Andre) #3

In what context or situation could this be useful?

(terrycym) #4

What happens if you temporarily crop the image to your required area?
The histogram ought to be specific to the cropped area

(Yonni Paterson) #5

You don’t even have to crop. The histogram is updated from the area defined by the crop marker rectangle whenever it is drawn, resized, or moved.

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(ej) #6

I thought it would be helpful when I am practicing using fill flash outdoors. The ambient exposure may be intentionally underexposed from the subject. But I have messed up plenty of times and underexposed the subject while I was using an ND filter. It would be helpful to be able to see the histogram of the face only to get an idea on how much I underexposed the face.



(ej) #7

Wow, I didn’t think of this. Thanks for the insight. I will give it a test today.



(Andre) #8

Yes, I think I see what you mean. The histogram gives important information but is not a “tool” to correct something. If it is to compensate for underexposure (or overexposure), one can try with Control points or with Smart lightning - Spot weighted (or even both).