The Basic local masking adjustment allows you to independently enable the most common developing tools. This is useful if you want to make targeted adjustments to an image or use certain tools multiple times. The following adjustments are available.

  • Warmth. Controls the color temperature in the image. Used to stylize an image. Positive values warm the image. Negative values cool the image.
  • Exposure. Adjusts the global luminance of the image. Moving this slider to the left results in a darker image (reduction of exposure value). Moving this slider to the right results in a brighter image (increase of exposure value).
    • Contrast. Adjusts contrast in the image. Contrast is the difference in luminance or color that makes an object in an image distinguishable from another. Practically speaking, contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of an object in relation to other objects within the same field of view.
    • Highlights. Adjusts the brightness of the brightest areas of the image. Moving the slider to the right causes very bright areas to become brighter. 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 causes such areas to become brighter, revealing additional detail. Moving the slider to the left causes such areas to become darker, generally increasing the number of shadowy areas in the image.
    • StructureAI. Adjusts image detail and clarity. Used to bring out more detail or remove detail for a smoother picture.
    • Saturation. Adjusts the intensity of all colors in your photo.
    • Vibrance. Adjusts only the intensity of muted colors, ignoring well-saturated colors. Useful for fine control when adjusting color.

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