Lightroom CC for mobile: Levels Control

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Why we have no 'levels' feature for mobile?
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hulki ceviz

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Nitish Kumar

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Yes
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There is no Levels option in any version of Lightroom. The functionality is there, however. You have Whites to set your white point, Blacks to set you black point and Exposure to change the midtones. You also have Curves, which is a kind of “Levels on steroids”. In other words: there is nothing in Levels that you do not already have.
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Agreed, we have about all the tools needed in order to adjust the exposure correctly.

The only tool that might be missing is a superposed logarithmic histogram in order not to clip shadows and higlights precisely.

The other limitation might be the aribtrary limits of +/- 5 EV for the adjustments. The workaround for this is tu use a brush of radial filter outside the picture, but again, it's a little far fetched. If you need this, you probably want to use a dedicated software :
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If you need more than +/- 5 EV exposure correction, then maybe you need a book about photography and/or need to read the camera manual...  :)
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Try to work with 32 bit files (-:

Tell the astrophotograhper he underexposes his hubs (-:
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Thank you all for replies but you can't set enoughly brightness(midtones) without levels. I can't take upshot as i want. For example sometimes white points blows when i drive whites. Nonetheless sometimes i want to 'dodge' heavy contrasts, i can't set that without 'output levels'
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Can you post an example or even a raw file? I’m really curious about this kind of situation?
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Sea or clouds little bit shining when i drive blacks, shadows or black tones of curves. But if i use output levels on pc, just rocks be opened. Another points hadn't open as sea or clouds. I mean levels more affecting at strong blacks if i am not wrong
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I bet you can achieve exactly the same result with the LR sliders and curves as you can do with levels :)
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Thank you, i will keep going to try
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To give you an idea about Levels versus Curves (it deals with Photoshop, but the principle applies to Lightroom as well): http://www.johanfoto.com/the-power-of-curves/

Like I said before: anything you can do with Levels you can also do with Curves. The effect of 'Output Levels' can be achieved by moving the curve upwards/downwards on the Y-axis. Like this:

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Exactly! :)

The only difference is you have to refer to the smaller histogram (double tap to display it), but its rather precise.
Aslo you cannont display the clipped pixels by touching the screen as when you adjust the sliders. But again, in the curve display, this all makes sense and edits can be really precise as the curves takes the whole screen. Small comprimises for a better UI, imho.
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It seems i have no experience for curves as your explain. I must to lean over to this. Thank you very much for helpful clarify. Now i brightened more