Advice and answers from the GNARBOX Team

GNARBOX's color correcting tools feature everything you need to get your photos looking their best. Each slider can be reset to zero quickly by double tapping the icon for the individual adjustment. 

WHY?

  • Get your photos looking their best
  • Pump up the details to really show off the moment 
  • Adjust any unwanted color casts from camera white balance settings
  • The color of a photo can set the mood and tone, and color correction can help convey that

Exposure
Under or over exposed your photo a little? Get it looking right fast by using the Exposure slider.

Contrast
If your image is looking a little too light or too dark, try using the Contrast slider to adjust the difference between dark and bright in your photo. Decreasing the contrast will bring your shadows up and your highlights down, while increasing it will do the opposite. 

Highlights
Adjusting the Highlights will help recover the detail of your highlights. Increasing it will bring out the detail of highlights that are too dark, while decreasing it will help tone down highlights that are too bright. 

Shadows
Adjusting the Shadows will help to darken light areas of your photo and reveal more of the highlight detail that was captured in your image. Increasing it will make shadows less dark, while decreasing it will make shadows even darker. 

Punch
Punch works similarly to the way clarity works in other programs. It is a softened contrast effect that doesn't clip the whites and blacks. It emphasizes texture and is used to create local contrast, which separates tones on a smaller level. The result gives your photos more pop and contrast without being overpowering.

A Few Words on Whitepoint, Midpoint and Blackpoint
Adjusting these three values can remove unwanted color-casts in your image, and helps to restore it to its full dynamic range.

Whitepoint
Whitepoint is the combination of red, green and blue colors that make up the whites in your image. Using the single slider will adjust red, green and blue channels equally. Clicking the RGB icon will split the adjustment slider into red, green and blue channels, allowing you to fine tune color further. 

Midpoint
Midpoint is the combination of red, green and blue colors that make up the mid, or center of the tonal range of your photo. Using the single slider will adjust red, green and blue channels equally. Clicking the RGB icon will split the adjustment slider into red, green and blue channels, allowing you to fine tune color further. 

Blackpoint
Blackpoint is the combination of red, green and blue colors that make up the true black of your photo. Using the single slider will adjust red, green and blue channels equally. Clicking the RGB icon will split the adjustment slider into red, green and blue channels, allowing you to fine tune color further. 


Saturation
Adjusting Saturation of an image will increase or decrease the intensity of its colors. Increasing Saturation will make colors overtly bright, while decreasing it will remove color. 

Temperature
Adjusting the Temperature of your photo will make the image look "cooler", with more of a blue/green tone, or "warmer", with a more of a red/orange tone. This can often be used to fix images shot with inaccurate white balance. 

Tint
Tint can be used to apply an overall color cast to an image. Increasing or decreasing its value will change its color on the spectrum. 

Intensity
Intensity is a master gain on all the adjustments made previously in your edit. 

For a full tutorial on editing photos, check out our Tutorial Video!
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