I don't normally work with raw images in APB since I use APB as an external editor for a workflow tool. However I started to play around with the Develop Persona and quickly realized that I have some pretty basic questions about some of the functionality. I am hoping someone here can steer me in the right direction.
1) There are three clipping controls - Highlights, Shadows and Tones. Presumably they are "off" when a new raw image is loaded and, if someone is only adjusting one raw image at a time, it is relatively easy to remember their state. However, if someone is switching back and forth between several raw images, it is easy to forget what state the controls were left in earlier. Is there any way to know what their "state" is (on or off)? I do not see any indication about their state. Yes, if there is clipping you can see. But if there is no clipping how does one tell?
2) It is easy to know what clipped Highlights and clipped shadows mean and how to address them. But what, exactly, are clipped Tones? Presumably the Highlights control (or exposure) can be used to remove clipped highlights and the Shadow control (or exposure) can be used to remove clipped shadows. I have been able to control the clipped tones similarly (exposure/highlights/shadows), but are those the controls that I should be using?
3) I have been able to create clipped highlights (using the Highlights or exposure controls) and it is easy to see the clipping, which is colored red. Similarly I have been able to see the clipped tones (which are yellow). Either I have not been able to produce clipped shadows using the exposure/shadows controls or the clipping is not working on on my system. Based on other editors I have used I would expect clipped shadows to be blue but, since I can not seem to produce them with my images, is that right?