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Yes, if you evaluate image exposure based on overall image look (so midtones and highlights) and midtones are brightened by hidden correction, than

 underexposed image may look normal, while normal exposed image (no blown out important highlights) may look too bright (and highlights are washed out or completely too bright). That is because (hidden) exposure correction is applied (while Exposure slider at 0.0).

But if you'll turn off 'Adobes Hidden correction', than image brightness in FRV and Adobe tools will differ: because Adobe tools will apply hidden correction and FRV will not.

So, you may use other exposure evaluation tools we offer in FRV:  RAW histogram, Exposure stats panel, OverExposed areas. 


Alex Tutubalin/FastRawViewer team