Halide 1.12: Smarter Than Ever
Today we’re releasing Halide 1.12, which features two great enhancements. An RGB Histogram to Shoot Perfect Roses Ever taken a photo of roses that look muddled and washed out? That’s because the photo is technically well-exposed, but one of the color channels is clipping. Take this photo: Histograms can be very helpful to show us if we’re exposing correctly. Put simply, a histogram makes a graph of where most of the color values in your image are. This is a regular brightness histogram. It tells us that everything is OK: the left and right bars are small, which means there is no highlight or shadow information being lost. But if we tap the histogram in Halide 1.12, we switch to our new RGB histogram, which reveals we’re losing red data: Note the bar on the far right side of the image (which is where all the highlights are). That means we’re losing some color data, which is exactly what we need to faithfully photograph the beauty of vivid red roses. Armed with this knowledge, we can now under-expose our photo… With all the important reds preserved, we edit: The difference is staggering. To help you take even better photos, we found this..