Originally Posted by SlidingKat
The difference between this method and using levels is it also sets your mid-tones point.
Usually in levels you move the triangles in to the edges of the graph (telling it where the darkest and brightest points should be). In curves you do that plus define the mid point so the software does the math to correctly position the values on the color spectrum.
I am sure there are lots of pros and cons to each method.
I have gone through each section of my Scott Kelby books and
while he makes it easy, some are more time consuming than
others. Using the black and white color pickers to adjust midtones
is not my thing. I'd rather spend the bulk of my time on my scrapping,
not adjusting photos. At the end of the day, my dd and the grand
parents dont care if my photos are fantastic, they just like looking
at them, even when they are dark, out of focus, and at all wonky angles.