I briefly discuss various plugins that affect global exposure: exposure, levels, tone curve, base curve, fill light. I relate each plugin back to the tone curve so that you can see how these plugins relate to each other. I also demonstrate some parametric and drawn masks. I also show off the brand-new “contrast, brightness and saturation” plugin.
When I say “global exposure” I mean that it affects the whole image without being masked off in any way, like the shadows and highlight plugin does. When I talk about gamma in the video, here’s what I mean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamma_correction
After introducing these plugins, I run through and process the image for output.
In this video I use the latest development version (1.3+917) of darktable.