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Tone

Correct overall brightness and contrast for a balanced image.

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Use this filter to create a beautifully balanced image by adjusting overall brightness and contrast. Tone is one of the most important filters to get the right tonal harmony for your photo.

Filter controls

Exposure

Adjusts the global luminance of the image. Moving this slider to the left results in a darker image. Moving this slider to the right results in a brighter image.

Contrast

Adjusts the contrast of the image. Contrast is the difference in luminance or color that makes an object in an image distinguishable from another.

Smart Tone

This slider adjusts the overall brightness of image, but does so by only brightening darker areas or diminishing exposure in lighter areas. This is a very powerful and balanced image brightness tool.

Highlights

Adjusts the brightness of the brightest areas of the image. Moving the slider to the right cause very bright areas to become brighter, while moving the slider to the left, makes them darker.

Shadows

Adjusts the brightness level of the darkest areas of the image. Moving the slider to the right will cause such areas to become brighter and additional details will appear. When moving to the left, such areas become darker, and the number of shadow areas in the image generally increases.

Whites

Adjusts the white point of the histogram and white tones in the image. When moving to the right, the brightest tones will become brighter while the histogram stretches to the right. Moving the slider to the left will cause white tones in the image to become darker and the histogram to compress to the left.

Blacks

Sets the black point of the histogram or black tones in the image. Moving the slider to the right, black tones become brighter and the histogram compresses to the right. Moving the slider to the left, black become darker and the histogram stretches to the left.

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