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Highlight clipping showing in camera v in Lightroom

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I was curious to check the relationship between highlight clipping showing in camera against that showing in Lightroom.

 I took three shots of the same scene, one exposed with no highlight clipping, one with a stop more exposure showing highlight clipping in some of the sky, and one with two stops more exposure, showing highlight clipping in all of the sky.

In Lightroom Classic, only the two stop exposure showed highlight clipping, suggesting that I can ignore the warning of small areas of highlight clipping and still preserve highlight detail.

Do forum members agree?

Also, how useful do members find the light scale at the bottom  of the screen display as a guide to exposure. It has the slight advantage of remaining in view when the shutter release is half pressed, whereas the histogram disappears.

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23 minutes ago, jwillyf said:

suggesting that I can ignore the warning of small areas of highlight clipping and still preserve highlight detail.

Yes—I have certainly found that to be the case with DNG files from the Q2 processed in Capture One 12.

Stephen

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In the camera, the clipping is taken from the JPG histogram, in Lightroom fron the raw data. That makes a difference.

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In the camera the JPG.

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So if recording only in DNG, the highlight clipping warning and histogram will tend to favour under exposure by perhaps a stop?

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