When shooting I have tried to ETTR and keep RGB and Gray graphs close but not touching the right vertical axis of the M9 Histogram. I have also kept the left side clean-i.e., no graph touching it.
Now when I look at the same images in LR which are all DNG, the histograms look way different to me than I recall the M9 histograms.
For example, the RGB and gray on LR histograms are not only touching the right side of the histogram, but climbing up to around half way up the side, i.e., totally blown highlights.
I have calibrated my screen and when viewing these images, where it seems to me the highlights are blown, the brightness is way up there to the point of forcing me to move away from that image to a more toned down looking image of the same shot (where I bracketed shots).
Contrary to this, when I look at images where the LR histogram is around the center of the histogram and in some cases skewed to the left, they look much better on the screen.
I have gone to viewing on a 1:1 basis and some of the fine detail (to my eyes) looks better on the images whose histograms are in the center area or to the left side of the LR3 histograms versus histograms leaning to the right side.
OK, I am looking at JPEG's since I have not converted the DNG images for use in PS yet, but do any of you get this disparity between M9 and LR3 histograms like I describe?
Perhaps my question is stupid to many of you, but this is my first go at digital processing and before I proceed further down the digital workflow, I would like to know what I might have done wrong, if anything. Did not see this specific subject in any posts.
Edited by algrove, 02 November 2011 - 04:43.