The Adjust Panel.
Fine tune and manually adjust your image with global or selective adjustments to get the exact result you are looking for. Start with a Preset, then make selective adjustments or begin in the Adjust Panel to take full control over your image with hundreds of powerful options available.
This section allows you to adjust the Exposure and Contrast of your image.
Exposure. Controls the overall luminance value throughout the image. Adding exposure brightens the image while removing exposure darkens the image.
Adaptive Exposure. This unique algorithm allows for brightening or darkening of the image while preventing the loss of highlight and shadow detail.
Contrast. Controls the differences in the relationships of tonal values. Adding contrast increases the difference between the highlights, midtones, and shadows. Removing contrast decreases the difference between these tonal values, “flattening” these relationships.
Standard Contrast. Controls the differences in the relationships of tonal values. When contrast is added the relationship between the highlights and shadows are separated, this makes the dark tones darker and the bright tones brighter. Removing contrast “flattens” these relationships so the brighter tones go darker and the darker tones go brighter, creating an image with less “punch”.
Smart Contrast. Smart contrast will stretch the relationships of highlights and shadows or flatten tones as it is removed. Smart Contrast is different than standard Contrast, in that it affects certain tones more than others. This unique feature creates a glow-like feel to the additional contrast and a harsh flattening of tones when it is removed.
Highlights. Luminance control of the brighter values in the image, basically affecting the tones on the right side of the histogram independently from the darker values.
Midtones. Luminance control of the tones lying within the middle of the histogram.
Shadows. Luminance control of the darker values in the image, basically affects the tones on the left side of the histogram independently from the brighter values.
Whites. Very specific luminance control over the brightest values within the image, really only affecting the tones that lie within the far right of the histogram.
Blacks. Very specific luminance control over the darkest values within the image, really only affecting the tones that lie within the far left of the histogram.
Clarity & Structure.
The Clarity and Structure controls of Tonality allow you to control fine detail within your image, for richer and deeper tones.
Clarity. Allows users to increase the contrast in the midtones introducing more depth between the relationships of values that lie in the middle of the histogram.
Structure. Finds edges and avoids adding contrast to edges but rather affects areas. Introducing Structure will produce an increase of perceived texture. Removing Structure decreases perceived texture.
Amount. Controls the amount of Structure that is applied to the image.
Protection. Removes the effect of the Structure amount slider from the bright values.
Similar to Structure but controls even smaller areas of fine detail and texture between edges of objects. Introducing Micro Structure will produce an increase of perceivable fine texture. Removing Micro Structure decreases perceivable fine texture.
Amount - Controls the amount of Micro Structure that is applied to the image. Boost - Increases the perceived texture down at the pixel level. Protection - Removes the effect of the Micro Structure amount slider from the bright values.
6 Color Filters are available which act similar to glass filters that are placed in front of a camera lens. Neutral, red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
Each Color Filter when applied will brighten that specific color and darken the opposite color on the color spectrum. For example: Red is often used to brighten skin tones (red) and the darken skies (blue).
Luminance. Color sliders control the brightness of each relative color as it is converted from color to black and white.
Saturation. Each Color slider will introduce the respective color that was present within the original color image back into the black and white image.
Click anywhere on the line to add points and adjust the curve for brightness and contrast. Levels - drag the slider at the bottom to either increase brightness or add darkness to the entire image. You’ll see the entire curve move accordingly.
A powerful creative tool, Split Toning offers the ability to introduce color toning to black and white images. Toning a black and white image can transform the mood of the resulting image and also help in some printing processes.
Tint - Scroll through a spectrum of colors to choose the toning of the bright values.
Saturation - Increase the intensity of the color in the light area of the image.
Protection - Preserves white in the brightest highlights in an image.
Balance - Shifts the balance between what is considered and affected by the Highlights adjustments and the Shadows adjustments of Split Toning. Slide to the left and the adjustments made to the Shadows will take precedent, slide to the right, the adjustments made to the Highlights will take precedent.
Tint - Scroll through a spectrum of colors to choose the toning of the darker values.
Saturation - Increase the intensity of the color in the dark areas of the image.
Amount - The overall strength of color toning applied.
The Glow feature is perfect for creating a soft feel to the image. It’s ideal for portraits and anytime you want to introduce a “fantasy mood” to an image.
Amount - Determines the amount of glow applied to the image from 0 - +100.
Smooth - Moving the slider to the right will soften the effect while moving the slider to the left will add more contrast to the image.
Threshold - Increases the breadth of the tones are affected by Glow
Lens Blur allows you to introduce a blurring effect to the edges of your image, drawing attention to the subject of the photo and creating mood.
Amount - Determines the amount of the effect to be applied.
Radius - Adjusts a circle representing the display area to which the effect is being applied. The middle of the circle will retain sharpness. The further the pixels get from the circle, the more blur is applied.
Transition - Controls the softness of gradient from the center outward toward the edges.
Place Center - This control allows you to determine the center point of the area that will remain sharp. Click on this button and place your cursor to set the center point.
Reset - This button resets the Place Center into the center of the image (the default).
Controls the luminosity around the edges of the frame inward. This tool can be used to darken or lighten the edge of the frame, thus creating interest inside the frame to direct the viewer's attention.
Amount - Moving the slider to the left will darken the edge or move to the right to lighten the edge.
Size - Controls how far in toward the middle the effect encroaches.
Roundness - Controls the shape of the vignette effect, from round to rectangular or anywhere in between.
Feather - The gradation of the effect from edge inward, the higher the feather the software the gradient.
Luminosity - Increases the brightness of the center of the vignette.
Place Center - Click on this button and place your cursor where you would like the center point to be. Click to place the center area on your image.
Reset - Removes the vignette
The Grain control, or “engine” applies an algorithmically generated grain pattern that emulates film grain. Use this to give your image a vintage look.
Amount - The amount of grain that is added to your image.
Softness - Control the amount of softness applied to grain.
Contrast - Add contrast to define the edges of the grain to increase sharpness
Photo Frames are a great way to finish your image, and can immediately set the viewer’s mind in a certain direction, from modern to vintage!
Select from 11 organic frame options to add style to your photos. The frames available range from crisp edged standard white to artistically blended frames reminiscent of full frame film printing or the degraded images edges you get with wet plate processing. Use width to change the size of your frame for a bolder impact or a more subtle edge. You can also click here to learn how to use FX Photo Studio to create frames.
This area of the Adjust Panel mimics some functionality that is also present in the Layers section located just under the Histogram.
When you have an image file with 2 or more layers, this panel allows you to adjust the Opacity of a given layer, as well as set the Blend mode and Source.
Amount - Decrease the overall filter effects on the image
Blend modes - Explained earlier in the Texture Overlay section.
Source - Unique to Tonality, the Source reference for a layer can either be the previous layer or the original color image file.