How to process raw images in Photoshop Elements: steps 3-4
03 Analyse the exposure
The histogram helps you spot any exposure problems. The histogram graph fails to stretch to the far left so we can see that the shot lacks strong dark shadows. The graph's highlights drop off before they reach the far right, too, which means that the image consists mostly of mid-tones.
04 Reveal texture
The shot's contrast is a little flat. To give it more impact we need to darken the shadows and brighten the highlights. This will help us to reveal more texture and detail in the mountains and surrounding landscape. Drag Exposure to +0.25. This gives the shot stronger highlights.