Can tone control protect highlights?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by dcassat, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. dcassat

    dcassat Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2011
    Has anyone here used the tone control to protect highlights or boost the shadows on the E-PL2?

    Does this feature only affect the .JPG or will it actually prevent from losing highlight data for the RAW file too?

    The manual is of no use when attempting to understand how anything on the camera actually works...

  2. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    I believe it's like a version of the curves function in Photoshop. They've preset the curve to spread out/compress the mid range tones without changing the end points.
  3. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I believe Magee is correct. If so, it won't affect raw files at all.
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    I've played with this and it doesn't seem to effect RAW.

    However, this tone control does on the other hand seem to effect histogram/highlight/shadow blinking view mode. Olympus jpeg, even with gradation set to normal, still seems to push it's raw files for jpegs, at least with the E-PL2.