Hi, I've been a Lightroom user for a while, and I'm use to doing things there for correcting under exposed images, i.e using Lightroom's Exposure slider to lift the mid-tones and then using the Whites slider to stretch out the histogram further all the way to the right to obtain a full one.
I'm now using DxO Optics Pro. Like Lightroom it has an Exposure slider, but there's no Whites slider. I assume this is possibly because DxO adds on a little bit of its own Whites adjustment as part of it's Exposure Compensation algorithm?
There are a few of my Raw files that were unintentionally shot quite underexposed and I'm wondering about the correct method for obtaining that full histogram in DxO, i.e when i choose the 'smart' option for Exposure Compensation it normally gives a value that doesn't go higher than 1.00. That makes sense because there's only so much lifting of the mid-tones that you want before it becomes too much. However the histogram is still not full. With there being no Whites slider, how do i then obtain that full histogram?
I can think of 2 ways, i.e use Levels in the Tone Curve, or using the Selective Tone Tool. So, which is the correct method? Or maybe there's another way?