This week’s update targets mostly some advanced tools. Although these tools aren’t the most popular according to usage numbers, we still think they’re quite powerful. Here’re the details:
- The generic Brightness, contrast etc. tool got a new Vibrance slider. As the name indicates, this is for making a photo’s colors more vibrant. It increases saturation of less saturated colors, but leaves already saturated colors untouched. Also, the temperature and Brightness algorithms are now a lot better.
- The “Channel” tab inside the Color balance/Levels tool received a major update. The changes are now much smoother, “Lightness” works a whole lot better.
On the fun side, we added another 4 filters to Color tools and Camera & Lens tools, going by the names “Heatmap 2″, “Fire”, “Atmosphere” and “Amoeba”. These are new incarnations of the old Heatmap feature, but using a different color scale. Also, new overlays (earlier called “Textures”) were added in the Decorate tool; it’s “Wall”, “Marble”, “Rusty metal”.