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Just started editing in Raw with Elements 5 but every pic with highlights like a white bird or white sky or bright reflection comes up bright red. I can't seem to get rid unless I turn the brightness really low. Is this a corrupt file or is there a correction? It is a recent and worsening fault. Anybody any ideas please?..

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Idler wrote:.

Just started editing in Raw with Elements 5 but every pic withhighlights like a white bird or white sky or bright reflection comesup bright red. I can't seem to get rid unless I turn the brightnessreally low. Is this a corrupt file or is there a correction? It is arecent and worsening fault. Anybody any ideas please?.

It's just a software device to indicate where you've over-exposed the image - some applications also show blue or green where shadows are clipped at the opposite end. As you reduce exposure on those areas, the red indicator *will* disappear as the area is no longer blown/over-exposed..

It's not actually on the image - just an indicator tool within the application - rather like your blinking highlights in the camera display. There will be an option somewhere to turn it off or toggle it on and off as needed - in all the applications I use there's a button on the toolbar. You can often also set the threshold at which it will actually show..

I'm not entirely sure this isn't a wind up - surely you didn't expect whites to have suddenly become red did you?.

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Comment #1

This is no wind up! I cannot turn off the reddened areas completely even though I toggle the brightness, exposure etc and finish up what appears to be underexposure. As I say I am new to the concept of Raw images. but thanks for the info I will explore the software although I didn't seem to get this problem a few weeks ago...

Comment #2

The signal you are getting indicates that NO data is present in those areas to calculate tones. (They are overexposed. All data is gone.).

White objects with detail in the white areas should not "blow out"..

The trick is to place them where they belong (as white as they should be in life) and then to develop the file so that the other tones come into line..

The muddy mid tones and shadows... is that in a print or on screen?Is your monitor calibrated properly?.

Try adjusting the highlight setting by moving the right "levels" slider farther to the right of the histogram a bit. Then, ttry moving the left levels slider up (right) until it is just left of the last "hump" on the left side of the histogram..

Take 2 aspirins and report back soon...: -).

(I know this is really confusing when you start, but lots of us survived it. You'll do fine. good luck.).

Van..

Comment #3

Many thanks Van. Will try your suggestions although I am running out of analgesics!..

Comment #4

Idler wrote:.

This is no wind up! I cannot turn off the reddened areas completelyeven though I toggle the brightness, exposure etc and finish up whatappears to be underexposure. As I say I am new to the concept of Rawimages. but thanks for the info I will explore the software althoughI didn't seem to get this problem a few weeks ago..

The redness is only a software indication of where the image is over-exposed - it's usually white areas with no data - where the pixels contain no information and are usually at 255 white. But it can also occur if a particular colour is over-exposed/blown - such as yellows or reds in flowers etc. When I said about toggling it on and off, I meant the tool itself within the application. I don't have it myself, so can't check and tell you exactly where the button is. There are shots and areas within images where it's okay to have that level of brightness, you don't necessarily have to change the tones of the image to remove it. If everything else in your image is correct, don't worry about it.



If the problem is increasing in frequency, have you maybe added some positive exposure compensation in the camera and forgotten to lower it again, causing all your images to be slightly over-exposed? Or changed metering mode resulting in slight over-exposure. This is just indicating what your camera is doing, so if it's started happening or increasing in frequency in your images, it's in the images themselves, so you need to find out why you're now over-exposing more often..

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Comment #5

Hi Boo,.

You have now solved the problem. When I checked the ev comp I had left it on 1.0+ .Many thanks - it was driving me crackers!..

Comment #6

GOOD CATCH BOO!I should have thought of it too.It's always the little things...Van..

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