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Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue?

The light you describe as "green" also contains components of "red" and "blue" light. They are much weaker than the green component, but they are there. Once the exposure is bright enough for the ...
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Are burned out highlights bad?

It's only a bad thing if the detail in the blown areas is important to you. There are situations where at least small areas of blown highlights are impossible or impractical to avoid: when specular ...
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Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue?

Why is it that when the green channel clips, it turns into blue? Actually, it turns towards magenta. Look more closely at your picture. When green clips and the other two channels (red, blue) don't,...
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How do you achieve this soft/glowing low-contrast black and white look?

I think what is really making the difference here is a misinterpretation of a colour profile/icc. The darker version might be Rec709 being misinterpreted as sRGB - one is a video profile, the other ...
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Are burned out highlights bad?

As far as I know, the following answer is only true for digital photography, as... "Black and white films and C-41 color films (color negative) can capture a great tonal range and are more tolerant ...
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Why are blown-out highights pink instead of white in Darktable?

The basic problem is that the raw sensor data probably is tilted that way after adjusting for white balance. So, the blown highlights end up with a pink/magenta cast. The solution is in the Highlight ...
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How do I fix blown out windows?

There are a few different issues that you are trying to correct here so let's go through them from easiest to hardest to fix. Some of these fixes are assuming that you are using the most up to date ...
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How to highlight an area of this photo by its color?

I'm not sure this is going to be really possible without an AI solution, unless you can significantly change the colour of the sandy-looking substance beneath [& also remove anything even vaguely ...
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How do I adjust overexposure in certain parts of the image only, using darktable?

Firstly, the "highlight reconstruction" module doesn't actually adjust the exposure of hilight areas itself, it only determines how to handle areas that are clipped in the RAW file when they're pulled ...
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Why do highlights appear blown out in Lightroom but not on my camera?

Today, I found the answer to this. In LR, go to Camera Calibration -> Profile and change from Adobe Standard to Camera Neutral or similar. From this: To this:
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Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?

As others have said, digital sensors capture exposure values with a hard maximum value. When you reach that value, there is no nuance to a pixel at the maximum value. It's as bright as it can get. ...
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How to highlight an area of this photo by its color?

By highlight I'm thinking you mean visually distinct rather than a specific color. Using Photoshop I was able to make the layer more distinct by first using a curves adjustment layer and using the ...
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How to look at midtones, shadows and highlights separately?

What you ask is exactly the idea behind Luminosity Masks. Namely choosing pixels according to their tonal range. Think of creating a mask where high values (Pass through) are designated to a certain ...
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How can I deal with uneven highlights in product photography with a mannequin?

As can be seen, this is a direct reflection of the flash, it basically renders the image of the softbox distorted by the surface of the mannequin on the hand. First of all you have to think about ...
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Grass area blown out with sunlight, turns brown when reducing highlights; what to do?

The high dynamic range is problematic for cameras (the human eye can handle more, so it seems fine when you look at it). Aside from the option of expensive professional cameras (which give a bit more ...
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How do I fix blown out windows?

I personally do not think that window looks bad at all. It helps by not distracting, specially becouse you centered the window. If you can see what is outside that wolud be distracting. But lets go ...
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Filming welding - avoid highlight clipping

As suggested by the other answer: use a ND (Neutral Density) filter qualified for broad spectrum high intensity EM radiation, because TIG welding radiates a nasty amount of energy. I’d suggest a ...
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How do you calculate ND filter value of gray sunglasses and the colored sunglasses?

Filters subtract some of the light that ordinarily would traverse the lens. This action reduces the available exposing energy. An under-exposure will result unless compensation is applied. ...
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Why is an overexposured-area white?

From what I understand, camera sensor photosites have 'filters' on them so that each can receive only either red, blue or green light. Your understanding, along with the same understanding held by a ...
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Why is an overexposured-area white?

As you know, the heart of the digital camera is its image sensor. This chip has a surface covered with light sensitive sites called “pixels” (picture elements). These are covered with transparent ...
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Why is an overexposured-area white?

This is one of those areas where common terminology confuses the correct terminology/function. Pixel stands for Pix Element (picture element) and they are not biased towards a single color... E.g. ...
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Why is an overexposured-area white?

The white colour is created during the demosaicing stage, where an algorithm interpolates between adjacent red, green, and blue pixels according to the bayer filter matrix to create a viewable full-...
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Is the Olympus Highlight & Shadow Control for jpeg only, or does it affect raw files?

It only affects the JPEG. On recent cameras it can be adjusted during in-camera RAW processing.
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Grass area blown out with sunlight, turns brown when reducing highlights; what to do?

how to process such photos to recover blown out grass areas while restoring the tint to green instead of beige Some raw developers may be better than others in restoring details/color. If you run ...
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How can I deal with uneven highlights in product photography with a mannequin?

Hum... I have the feeling you are sacrificing your overall ilumination for some natural reflection high lights. Your image looks too dark. A reflective material like glossy plastic is expected to ...
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How to create shadows and highlights on a subject during photo manipulation in Photoshop?

What you are describing is called Dodging (to lighten) and Burning (to darken) in Photograph, techniques that come all the way from shooting and developing film. Photoshop have specific tools for ...
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Create apparel highlights with photoshop

A simple method is to shoot from exactly the same position with different lighting conditions so that the shadows appear at different positions. Then you align the images (even though you are shooting ...
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How to keep burnt-out regions from becoming strongly blue and purple in Rawtherapee?

The fix is called Saturation&Value Blending option on the Tone curves. At leasat for me it is the easiest compromise. NEFs from D5100.
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