In this Photofocus blog post I discuss the Histogram panel, and how you can use it to evaluate and adjust your photos in Lightroom. This is an excerpt of a larger Photofocus project that should be released soon.

The Histogram panel contains a number of tools to help you evaluate your photo’s exposure and even begin making adjustments. The most visible part of the panel is the histogram itself, which is simply a graphical representation of all of the tones contained in your photo, from the darkest tones on the left to the brightest tones on the right. While there is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” histogram, the histogram can be incredibly instructive when examined alongside your photo. The histogram below shows that the associated photo contains brightness values that span across the entire tonal range, from pure black on the left to pure white on the right. Continue reading on Photofocus.