Hello again, folks.
Last week we added some little helpers for easy and quick first aid: Auto-whitebalance, auto-contrast, color enhancement, equalize. And a fun one: Invert brightness. All of them are Color effect tools.
Auto-whitebalance tries to detect unwanted or unnatural color tints and removes them. Auto-contrast carefully lifts the contrast to a mathematical maximum. Color enhance increases the saturation range of the colors, without altering brightness or hue. Use this one with care, it can easily over-do the colors (such as in the sample below). Equalize takes care that every brightness level in the photo is represented in the same amount of all other brightness level. Invert brightness … well, it inverts the pixels’ brightness (unlike the Invert tool, which inverts the colors). This tool can make people look really funny, but also mercilessly shows image defects caused by lossy compression such as JPG (look at the man’s teeth in the sample below).
Here are the usual samples: