Split Color mode lets you partially colorize the B/W image or colorizes shadow
and highlight areas with different colors.
Clicking one of the preset icons will activate the appropriate effect by setting the sliders below to certain values. The same presets can also be found in Photography Mode, B/W Quick Mode and Expert Mode. For more information about the presets, please read the Local Presets page.
The two top preset icon rows display only two sliders for partially colorizing a B/W image. Image areas that were black, white and gray in the original B/W image will have less color added with these presets. The Hue and Saturation sliders let you choose the color and its intensity with which the image is colorized.
The two bottom icon rows are for colorizing the shadows and highlights with individual sliders. As it is a more complex effect six sliders are needed. The Shadow-Hue and Shadow-Sat sliders define the color that is used for colorizing the shadow areas whereas the Highlight-Hue and Highlight-Sat sliders select the color for the highlights. The border between the shadow and highlight areas is defined by the Threshold slider. A slider value above 128 will make the color for the shadows dominant in the image and a value below 128 will make the highlight color dominant. Finally, the Transition slider blends shadows and highlights together. If you use a very high value, you will only see one color which is a mixture of both the shadow color and the highlight color. A too low value isn't recommended either if you want to avoid ugly edges between the two colorized areas.
The two hyper links at the bottom let you switch to Photograph Mode or to Expert Mode. Alternatively you can also use the Mode combo box at the top for doing that.