Adjusting levels automatically

You can use the Auto Levels tool to automatically correct the exposure levels of your images. Auto Levels makes the darkest image pixels darker, and the brightest pixels brighter. You can save your options as a preset for future use.

To automatically correct an image’s levels:

  1. In Edit mode, in the Exposure/Lighting group, click Auto Levels.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Auto Contrast and Color: Adjusts color differences, brightness, and balances RGB channels.
    • Auto Contrast: Adjusts the color differences and brightness only.
    • Auto Color: Balances the RGB channels in the image, without changing the brightness or contrast.
  3. Use the Strength slider to fine tune the amount of exposure you want to apply.
  4. Click Exposure Warning to make overexposed and underexposed pixels visible. Overexposed pixels turn red, underexposed pixels turn green.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • Click Done to accept your changes and close the pane.
    • Click Cancel to discard your changes and close the pane.

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Click Reset to clear your changes and reset to default settings. If you saved your changes, you cannot reset your settings.

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Adjusting levels automatically