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Last edited by Mandy_ASUS on 2015/7/14 17:06

Last time I introduced how to use the built-in photo editor in the “Gallery” APP of the mobile phone to adjust the colors of your photos.
(Here's the part 1: http://www.asus.com/zentalk/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=11328 )

This time I want to share with you two great functions in the built-in “Gallery” APP that you might not be that familiar with;
Hightlight” and “Shadow”. The words themselves may be misleading and make people think that “Hightlight” will increase the brightness of the photo and “Shadow” will give the photo a darker effect;Wrong!! It is actually just the opposite.

What's “Hightlight” and “Shadow”?
“Hightlight” mainly suppresses the highlights in photos, which means the brighter and highlighted parts in the photo; this function can lower GAMMA so that the photo won’t look too glary.
“Shadow” mainly enhances the dark parts of the photo, which means the darker parts of the photo; this function can increase GAMMA so that the details of dark parts of the photo can be seen.


Advantage: Unlike “Exposure” and “Contrast” which modify the overall brighter and darker parts of the photo, “Hightlight” and “Shadow” modify specific parts of the photo so that you can get a more natural and balanced effect.


“Hightlight” effects
@We opened a photo in Gallery that certain parts look too bright, which resulted in the entire photo looking pale.



@Click the circular black and white icon on the right in the list below to enter the adjustment function; click “Hightlight” to suppress the highlights and make the brightness level of the overall photo balanced.



@When completed, then select “Contrast” to enhance the overall darkness and brightness of the photo to make the entire photo look rosier.



@ If you didn’t use “Hightlight” first to balance the brightness of the photo and instead adjusted it only with “Contrast”, the result will be like the photo below where the contrast is too great, making the photo even worse.



@From the following photos we can see the differences before and after the adjustments.




“Shadow” effects
@We opened a photo in Gallery where the dark parts look too dark, which resulted in a loss of details in the dark parts of the overall photo.



@Click the circular black and white icon on the right in the list below to enter the adjustment function; click “Shadow” to increase the brightness level of the dark parts without affecting the originally brighter parts of the photo.



@From the comparison below we can see the difference before and after the adjustments; the bright part of the light bulb has almost no changes but the darker parts at the bottom-left became brighter.




Conclusion
From the actual comparisons and explanations above, I hope you all know more about the “Hightlight” and “Shadow” functions now; because of these two functions, the tolerance of the camera was increased. If you run into situations similar to the ones above in the future, try to adjust the photo using these two functions; adjust the enhancement strength accordingly, meaning just try to adjust the photo to the point where the dark and bright contrast wouldn’t look too great and then you can use “Contrast”, “Sharpen”, “Vignette” and “Sharpness” for follow-up enhancing.



This article is quote from ZenTalk TW, and the author is chiusir2011.
Source link: http://www.asus.com/zentalk/tw/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=85330

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IND Dr. Zen(IN) | All posts
Great effort man keep converting these into english your efforts are appreciated
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USA Level 1 | All posts
Wow, thanks, super helpful! I would love to see more of these.
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