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clipping warning in curves, etc?

Aug 23, 2012, 18:28
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clipping warning in curves, etc?
I searched, but haven't found anything about this.

Currently, (I'm using GIMP 2.6.12) I don't see any highlight/lowlight clipping warnings in any of the tools like curves or levels, or as an option anywhere.

Is this implemented anywhere? I've seen a few scripts to run on an image, that will display the clipped areas, but that isn't so helpful.

I'd think there would be a great demand for this, and I'm surprised it isn't implemented already as a default.
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Aug 23, 2012, 21:09
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RE: clipping warning in curves, etc?
(Aug 23, 2012 20:21)ofnuts Wrote:  It's already there if you look at the histogram... The picture histogram (Windows/Dockable dialog/Histogram) is updated in real time (it shows you the histogram if you apply the tool, and the original histogram) . You can set lower and upper limits and it will tell you the percentage of the pixels that fall inside (and so, by subtraction, the percentage that is outside). The only thing you don't know is where are these pixels...

The histogram is not a useful tool while making adjustments. If I am adjusting levels, I don't want to switch back and forth between the levels window and the histogram window to set the curve parameters and see some analytical overall statistic.

I want to qualitatively see, in the image, where the clipping is occuring. That is far more useful. Every other program I use implements it graphically in the preview window, some even break it down by channel, i'm wondering why GIMP doesn't?
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