Histogram for masked area on layer

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  • SFA
    Not that I can think of but what are you trying to achieve - there may be another approach to it.


    Grant
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  • Robert Whetton
    what are you trying to achieve by only seeing the histogram for the masked area?
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  • Matthew Barry

    I actually have the same question.

    As part of my workflow for black and white printing, I make lots of level adjustment layer masks. I do this to control the tonal range of all parts of the image (control the black point / white point in different areas of the image). Photoshop has a histogram that will display the tones in just the masked area, but I'm trying to find a similar feature in C1.  Is it even possible?

     

    Thanks!

    Matt

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  • Ian Wilson

    It isn't a feature of Capture One. I wonder how it would work. What if you had drawn a fairly soft-edged mask? How much of it would be included?

    Ian

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  • Matthew Barry

    That's a good question.  In photoshop it just looks at the area under the mask in a levels adjustment layer.  I can also display the histogram to show luminosity instead of RGB, which helps with the B&W tonal control.  I then am able to move in the black and white points as needed to control the tonality of the area under the mask.

    I think this histogram / masked area capability may be a feature exclusive to photoshop.  It doesn't exist in LR, C1, Luminar, Topaz studio or other software I've tried.  The histograms in those apps are always for the entire image.

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