Brightness of Highlights and Shadows - EM5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by mronen, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. mronen

    mronen Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Can someone please explain the section on page 47 of the English manual: "Changing the brightness of highlights and shadows" function?

    Does it actually change the shape of the response curve? Like separately changing contrast for highlights and for shadows? Does it apply to RAW? Does it stick, once you apply it? I've never seen this option in any camera (it may be hidden in some of the scenes).

  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    It is a means for adjusting contrast but in a more controlled manner, similar to adjusting a tone curve during post processing. A simple contrast adjustment changes the entire curve, but in the E-M5 you can adjust each half of the curve separately using this function. I don't think that it affects the raw files, only jpegs.
  3. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    It changes the response of the JPG processing response curve. Only Olympus Viewer 2 will see the settings if you shoot in RAW.

    I never even bothered to try it. If I need anything other than a standard, in camera JPG, I shoot RAW and work on in LR
  4. mronen

    mronen Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Thank you all for the explanations!

    As I shoot only RAW, I shall probably never use it.