The Exposure tool changes the appearance of colors. Tones often appear oversaturated, but this can be changed by reducing the Saturation, edging the slider to the left.
- Press the Exposure Warning icon (View -> Show Exposure Warnings) to highlight the areas of an image that may be overexposed. A (default) red color mask will fill the areas that may be "burned out" and no longer display any detail.
- Optionally enable the Shadow Warning to display potentially underexposed areas or shadow areas that may be "blocked" or "crushed" and can no longer display tones or detail.
- If you are new to Capture One, press the A icon in the Exposure tool's title bar to apply an Auto-Exposure adjustment.
- Use the High Dynamic Range tool to help recover loss of detail in highlights and shadow areas. The Highlight and Shadow sliders will also affect all colors and shades. Start by trying to carefully recover the information hidden in the highlights by adjusting the slider to the right while watching the Highlight Warning on-screen. Aim to leave specular highlights (light sources, including reflections). Then gently adjust the Shadow slider while observing the blue-colored Shadow Warning on-screen. Alternatively, adjust the Exposure slider, while watching the on-screen warnings.
- Use Layer Adjustments, such as the brush or gradient, to alter the exposure if there are specific areas of an image that are overexposed.