Adjusting images

You can use each palette to adjust brightness, color tones, effects, etc.

Hint

In Edit, you can use only the following three adjustment functions for JPEG files or TIFF files.

  • Adjusting the tone curve
  • Adjusting the shading compensation
  • Rotating the image

Brightness (exposure compensation)

This feature corrects the brightness of the entire image. You can set the exposure compensation value by moving the slider or entering a value. You can also increase or decrease the exposure compensation value by 1/3 EV each time you click the [+] or [-] button. When you click the [Reset] button, the value returns to its default.

Brightness

White Balance

White balance
  • A Camera setting

    Select this setting to use the white-balance settings at the time of shooting.

  • B Preset

    Select a white-balance setting to apply. You can fine-tune the white balance by moving the slider.

  • C Color temperature

    Select a color temperature from amber to blue with the slider, or specify a value.

  • D Specify gray point

    To reproduce the white balance more precisely, you can specify an achromatic area in the image and use it as a reference for the white balance. You can specify the point using (Pick Color) or (Area Selection Tool).

  • E Color correction

    You can correct color casts from green to magenta.

Creative Style

You can set the color rendering style. Select a style from the presets.

Creative Style

Contrast

Contrast: When you click the [+] button, the contrast increases and the impression of the image becomes harder. When you click the [-] button, the contrast decreases and the impression of the image becomes softer.

Whites: You can adjust the brightness over the entire histogram based on the white level. This function is convenient when you want to adjust the dynamic range of the entire image.

Blacks: You can adjust the darkness over the entire histogram based on the black level. This function is convenient when you want to adjust the dynamic range of the entire image.

Highlights: You can adjust the brightness of the brightest part. This function is convenient when you want to reduce clipped highlights.

Shadows: You can adjust the darkness of the darkest part. This function is convenient when you want to reduce clipped shadows.

Contrast

D-Range Optimizer

When [Auto] or [Manual] is selected, the D-Range Optimizer analyzes the scene and processes highlights and shadows individually to correct them to their optimal brightness and tone balances. When [Manual] is selected, you can perform fine-tuning for the appropriate amount using the [Amount] slider.

D-Range Optimizer

Note

  • You cannot adjust the D-Range Optimizer for ARQ images shot with Pixel Shift Multi Shooting.

Highlight color distortion reduction

When [Advanced] is selected, the high-luminance areas (highlights), such as sky shot under very bright lighting conditions are adjusted and reproduced with a more natural tone.

Highlight color distortion reduction

Color

You can adjust the hue and saturation of the image.

Color

Shading Compensation

Physical characteristics of the lens result in less illumination in peripheral areas of the image. You can compensate for this phenomenon by adjusting the center and peripheral areas separately.

Shading Compensation
  • A Central radius

    You can set the radius of the central area.

  • B Central strength

    You can adjust the strength of luminance correction for the inside of the area specified in [Central radius].

  • C Peripheral strength

    You can adjust the strength of luminance correction for the outside of the area specified in [Central radius].

Sharpness

In order to sharpen an image, set the level of enhancement for the contours.

Sharpness
  • A Amount

    You can adjust the overall sharpness of the image.

  • B Overshoot

    You can adjust the level of enhancement for contours in the overshot direction.

  • C Undershoot

    You can adjust the level of enhancement for contours in the undershot direction.

  • D Threshold

    You can set the threshold for applying contour enhancement.

Noise Reduction

When [Auto] is selected, automatic correction is performed at a level suitable for the image. If you select [Manual], you can adjust the amount of noise reduction, correct color noise (roughness of colors), and reduce edge noise.

Noise Reduction

Note

  • Depending on the original image and the amount of adjustment, noise reduction may cause the image resolution to deteriorate.

Lens Correction

You can correct phenomena caused by physical characteristics of the lens, such as distortion and chromatic aberration.

Lens correction

Tone Curve

Histograms and tone curves for all the channels (RGBY) are displayed.

You can drag the tone curve to adjust each channel.

The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level of the original image, and the vertical axis indicates the brightness level of the adjusted image. Since the brightness levels of the input image and the output image are the same before adjustment, the tone curve is a straight line at a 45-degree angle in the upper right.

Tone curve

Select the channel ([Y (Brightness)], [R (Red)], [G (Green)], or [B (Blue)]) that you want to adjust from the drop-down list. Drag any point on the tone curve to the desired position in order to change the curve and adjust the brightness of the image. Dragging toward the upper left-hand corner makes the image brighter, and dragging toward the bottom right-hand corner makes it darker. To set a control point, click on a point in the area. The tone curve will go through the specified control point.

Select [Reset] to reset only the currently selected channel. Select [Reset All] to reset all the channels.

Hint

  • Once you set a control point, you can move it by dragging and dropping. You cannot move a control point horizontally beyond other control points.
  • You can delete a control point by double-clicking it or dragging it outside the graph.

Display Control

You can display clipped shadows, clipped highlights, and out-of-gamut colors. [Details]

Display control

Px. Shift Multi Shoot. Correction

You can reduce noise that appears at the edges of images in Pixel Shift Multi Shooting. This noise is caused by vibrations, etc. You can adjust the amount of correction using the slider.

This panel is displayed only when you select an ARQ image shot with Pixel Shift Multi Shooting.

Px. Shift Multi Shoot Correction

Version Stack

RAW data in the ARW format can contain multiple sets of image-processing data. Therefore, you can save multiple sets of results from various edits as groups of parameters in one RAW file.

  • Displaying the version stacking window

    Click in the locked palette and open the [Version Stack] palette.
    A list of versions of the currently selected image is displayed. An asterisk (*) appears next to a version that has been modified.

    Version stack
  • Creating a new version

    When you click (Create New Version), the currently selected version is copied and added as a new version.

  • Switching versions

    Click a version in the version list to select and edit it.

  • Setting a version as the “Current Version

    The version to be used as the default version when a particular version is not specified is called the “Current Version.” In the versions list, click a version to set as the “Current Version,” and then click [Set to Current Version]. The next time you launch the application, the selected image will be the “Current Version.”

  • Deleting a version

    Click a version in the versions list, and then click (Delete Selected Version). You cannot delete the “As Shot Version.” If you delete the currently edited version, the preceding version becomes the currently edited version. If you delete the “Current Version,” the preceding version becomes the “Current Version.”

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