Hi, and thanks for tuning in to this edition of Over-Rated Stuff, the show that looks at things that appear useful, but aren't very.
Last week we discussed inflatable dartboards, and this week we turn our attention to the darling of Adobe's raw processing programs, the Recovery Slider.
Watching somebody try to rescue blown highlights with the Recovery Slider is like watching a Hell's Angel biker trying to get drunk on low-alcohol beer. He drinks and drinks and drinks, and barely feels a thing.
Low-alcohol beer is what you politely sip at awkward formal occasions, and there's no chance of dancing the Nutbush with your underwear on your head. If you want to get rolling drunk, you need rum.
The Recovery slider is what you use to fix some tiny little pale areas in your photo. Let's be clear - if you have areas of blowout in your image, it's because of overexposure. And there's another slider that's used to fix exposure - can you guess what it is?