Modern editors have a histogram and 360 vr photo in their arsenal, in one form or another – any photoshopper will say that you can control the process of working with an image using it. In Lightroom, the histogram is even placed on top of all the tools, and you can use it to edit the image by simply stretching or compressing the zones of highlights, shadows or midtones, changing the contrast on the fly. Moreover, there is also a warning about clogged shadows or broken lights in the kit (and taking into account the brightness of different channels – you can overexpose in red, for example, leaving normal detail in the other two channels) – why not a photographer’s dream? After all, even if your monitor is not set up correctly or the quality is not first-class, editing by numbers is quite capable of saving the situation (Viva, Margulis!) – they tightened the edges, and the image became beautiful, and 16-bit mode will not create a combed histogram.
But what if you end up with extreme contrast in your image (white is 255,255,255 and black is zero) and you want to create a soft image? For example, a valley covered in hazy gray or a full-fledged night landscape where at least 60% of the frame is filled with black, which pulls the histogram to either side? What is more important in this case? That your histogram sucks, or that there is no more fog?