I have a challenge for you. (can you recover this massively blown out picture)

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  1. Opher

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    Unless it's RAW format, no. With jpegs, what's lost is lost.
     
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    Someone might be able to go arty with it - but as an image itself its lost. The white areas are totally blown out - there is no detail present to claw back in editing. When a digital camera overexposes all it captures is white - just like underexposure is nothing but black. You can't pull details out of those areas because those details were never captured.
    Sorry - like I said someone might be able to go all arty with it
     
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    RAW is the same - you get a tiny bit more dynamic range to work with and can claw back a little more from areas only just blowing out - but still blown out is blown out and all there is is white
     
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    The only place for that is the recycle bin, blown, out of focus and blurred
     
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    Yup, the picture is a wash... delete and move on.
     
  7. Opher

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    yep that was my thinking just figured id ask.
     
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    i gave it a shot because i'm procrastinating during finals week. of course there wasn't much that could be done but its still a cool photo to share with friends.

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  9. o hey tyler

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    Is that U2?
     
  10. mrpink

    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That question right there answers your question.... the photo is toast.






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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's actually what I was trying to get at... If your friend sends you more photos of U2 you should probably just delete them and tell him to do whatever he can to erase that concert from his memory.
     
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