Correct overall brightness and contrast for a balanced image.

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.

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Filter controls

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Aldryn Estacio

Pro Photographer

Aldryn Estacio has touched upon all aspects of the creative arts throughout his life. As a creative director, photographer, user experience design and fine-artist, Aldryn is a learner of life, and always has a strong 'make moves' mentality. You will always see him working, networking, engaging and interacting with his peers, clients and friends. Aldryn began aerial photography and videography in 2013 when the DJI Phantom was first released. During that time, the technology only allowed users to strap a GoPro camera directly to the drone. After viewing the unique perspectives from the drone, Aldryn was hooked and never looked back. First person view (FPV) was not being used just yet, so all the photos taken were done using a time lapse mode while flying in the air. Fast forward a couple years, Aldryn is now flying advanced drones that offer HD live view from the built-in cameras. These cameras now have full manual control that can adjusted from the remote control and application. Aldryn's work can be seen all over San Diego throughout many business, heath care offices and even on TV. Aldryn's aerial videography has been used for the past two years on the CW 6 San Diego news bumpers and intros. Last year, Aldryn's pieces were recognized by the Coronado History Museum for capturing the 80 year old SS Monte Carlo when it resurfaced during the El Nino storms. Recently, Aldryn was 1 of 3 artists to be awarded at the Historical Heritage Excellence Award 2017 Ceremony.

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