Editing with Tone Tools

Mylio allows you to make adjustments to your photo in many different ways. Adjusting each tone slider individually can bring your photo to new heights. You can pop shadows, increase or decrease contrast or exposure, change your highlight points, increase or decrease whites and blacks, or edit your clarity.

Each one of these adjusted individually will help you create the perfect photo. By manually adjusting these aspects of your photo, you can manipulate your photo to be representative of what you saw when you actually took it, as opposed to how the camera captured it.

  1. Select an image and open the Edit section of the Details panel.
  2. Below the Presets panel, there are a number of sliders for Tone
  3. Slide the tonal adjustments as necessary to create edit each scale individually.
  4. You can also manually type in the number you would like to adjust your photo to in the white box next to the slider.

Available Tone Adjustments

  • Exposure:  When an image is overexposed it will appear extremely bright and washed out. Underexposed and it will appear grey and hazy. To increase exposure, slide the exposure slider to the right. To decrease, slide it to the left.
  • Contrast:  Is the difference between whites and blacks in your photo. When the contrast of an image is too low it can appear to lose its detail and be nearly washed out. Too high and the image may feel like it “pops” too much. To decrease contrast, slide the contrast slider to the left. To increase, slide it to the right.
  • Highlights: Highlights are defined as the brightest area of a photo. Too much highlight in a photo can create a clipping effect, wherein detail is lost. For example, clouds can appear to wash into one another. In Mylio you can actually view where your highlights are washed out by utilizing the “Toggle Highlight Clipping” tool in the Edit panel. In the upper right corner of the histogram, there is a light grey circle. Clicking this will highlight areas of red in your photo. These are areas where you are experiencing clipping in the photo. To adjust, slide the Highlights slider to the left to decrease the highlights.
  • Vibrance: Allow you to increase the vibrancy of your image. Vibrance of color relates to how “bright” each color appears in your image. This is especially useful when you want your colors to pop. To increase the vibrancy, click the slider and slide it to the left to remove some of the vibrance or to the right to increase it.
  • Saturation: Allows you to increase how much each color fills the image. Essentially it pulls the colors out. If there is blue in a portion of the image saturation will allow the blue to fill more of the image. To increase the saturation click the slider and move it to the left to decrease saturation or to the right to increase saturation.
  • Shadows: Shadows are defined as the darkest area of your photo. Too much shadow in a photo can create a clipping effect, wherein detail is lost. In Mylio you can actually view where your highlights are washed out by utilizing the “Toggle Shadow Clipping” tool in the Edit panel. In the upper left corner of the histogram, there is a dark grey circle. Clicking this will highlight areas of blue in your photo. These are areas where you are experiencing clipping in the photo. To adjust, slide the Shadow slider to the right to decrease the shadow.
  • Whites: Whites function similarly to highlights within your photo, except in relation to true whites rather than just bright spots. To adjust the whites within your photo, slide the Whites slider to the right to brighten the whites, and to the left to darken the whites.
  • Blacks: Blacks function similarly to shadows within your photo, except in relation to true blacks rather than just shaded spots. To adjust the blacks within your photo, slide the Blacks slider to the right to brighten the blacks, and to the left to darken the blacks.
  • Clarity: Clarity is defined as the detail of the mid-tones within your image. The clarity slider works by increasing some of the edge detail in the mid-tones giving a general sharpening. To adjust clarity, slide the Clarity slider to the right to sharpen, and to the left to remove detail
  • Color/Black & White:  Allows you to move your image between black and white and color. To convert your image to black and white, simply select the black and white.
    1. When you have converted your image to black and white you have 4 new options: Red, Green, Blue and Add Color. Adjusting any of the colors increase that color in the image. Now this will not add color to your black and white image, it will, however, increase the vibrancy and saturation of the areas where these colors would appear.
    2. You can also add color to your images. Adding color will allow you to slowly bring up the amount of color in the image. Adding color to the image allows you to create specific coloring effects. To add color to the image click the slider and slide it to the right.
  • Sharpen: Allows you to make the image appear sharper. This is especially useful in instances where there is a slight fuzziness to the image. To adjust the sharpness of your photo click the slider and slide it to the right or left. Note: The sharpen tool will not make an out of focus image appear in focus.

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